Bengals starting Giovani Bernard at RB, inactives for Week 12 against Texans

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The Bengals will have Giovani Bernard return to the starters role when the team plays against the Texans in Week 12.

This is not really a surprise even as Bernard has been outplayed by Jeremy Hill for much of the season. While Bernard will be getting the “start” there is nothing to suggest that the Bengals will not use the hot hand approach if Hill turns things on.

In seven games this year the 23-year-old Bernard has 446 yards on 109 attempts (4.1 average) and five touchdowns. He has caught 22 passes for 179 yards.

The Bengals’ Week 12 inactives are WR Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR Greg Little, DE Margus Hunt.