QB McCarron looks to help Bengals clinch AFC North

Quarterback AJ McCarron makes his first career start for the Cincinnati Bengals as they try to clinch the AFC North and a fifth straight postseason berth against the San Francisco 49ers.

He is filling in after Andy Dalton broke his right thumb in last week's loss to the Steelers.

But McCarron won't have a top target as tight end Tyler Eifert – with his 12 touchdowns – is out with a concussion.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who dealt with back spasms and a toe injury, is active for San Francisco against the Bengals. Linebacker and 49ers sacks leader Aaron Lynch is out with a concussion, while linebacker Michael Wilhoite is missing his second straight game with an injured ankle.

Seattle will be without starting strong safety Kam Chancellor against the Cleveland Browns due to a bruised tailbone. Chancellor was hurt early in last week's win over Baltimore and did not practice all week. There was a bit of hope he might be able to play after being listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report.

It's the third game Chancellor has missed this season, the previous two coming when he held out for the first two weeks of the season unhappy with his contract situation.

With Chancellor out, Seattle will start Kelcie McCray at strong safety. McCray played well last week after Chancellor was hurt.

CINCINNATI AT SAN FRANCISCO

Bengals: QB Andy Dalton, TE Tyler Eifert, S George Iloka, OL Jake Fisher, DE Marcus Hardison, DT Pat Sims and WR Mario Alford.

49ers: LB Aaron Lynch, LB Michael Wilhoite, LG Alex Boone Boone, CB Chris Davis, WR DeAndrew White, OL Brandon Thomas and OL Jordan Devey.

SAN DIEGO AT MIAMI

Chargers: QR Stevie Johnson, CB Stevie Williams, ILB Kavell Conner, G-T Jeff Linkenbach, T King Dunlap, WR Vincent Brown, NT Sean Lissemore.

Dolphins: QB Logan Thomas, WR Rishard Matthews, LB Jelani Jenkins, DE Jordan Williams, T Ja'Wuan James, DT Earl Mitchell.

DENVER AT PITTSBURGH

Broncos: QB Peyton Manning, S Darian Stewart, S Omar Bolen, S T.J. Ward, LB Lerentee McCray, C Sam Brenner, NT Darius Kilgo

Steelers: QB Mike Vick, WR Jacoby Jones, WR Sammie Coats, RB Jordan Todman, LB Anthony Chickillo, T Byron Stingily, DE L.T. Walton.

CLEVELAND AT SEATTLE

Browns: WR Andrew Hawkins, DB Justin Gilbert, RB Daryl Richardson, RB Glenn Winston, DB K'Waun Williams, OL Kaleb Johnson, WR Rannell Hall.

Seahawks: RB Marshawn Lynch, SS Kam Chancellor, C/G Kristjan Sokoli, TE Anthony McCoy, TE Chase Coffman, DT Jordan Hill, DT A.J. Francis.

GREEN BAY AT OAKLAND

Packers: QB Brett Hundley, CB Sam Shields, RB John Crockett, LB Andy Mulumba, G Josh Walker, TE Kennard Backman, WR Ty Montgomery.

Raiders: S Nate Allen, RB Roy Helu Jr., CB Neiko Thorpe, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, TE Gabe Holmes, DT Leon Orr.

BUFFALO AT WASHINGTON

Bills: QB Josh Johnson, DB Ron Brooks, LB Nigel Bradham, LB Max Valles, T Seantrel Henderson, TE Charles Clay, DE Lavar Edwards.

Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, WR Andre Roberts, S Jeron Johnson, RB Chris Thompson, LB Perry Riley Jr., G Arie Kouandjio, TE Je'Ron Hamm.

CAROLINA AT NEW YORK GIANTS

Panthers: WR Brenton Berson, RB Jonathan Stewart, RB Brandon Wegher, S Colin Jones, LB David Mayo, WR Kevin Norwood, DE Ryan Delaire.

Giants: WR Geremy Davis, CB Jayron Hosley, LB Devon Kennard, OL Adam Gettis, OL Emmett Cleary, DT Markus Kuhn, DE George Selvie.

HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS

Texans: QB Brian Hoyer, CB Darryl Morris, S Rahim Moore, LB Justin Tuggle, G Oday Aboushi, TE Garrett Graham, NT Christian Covington.

Colts: QB Andrew Luck, CB Greg Toler, CB D'Joun Smith, S Colt Anderson, LB Sio Moore, G Lance Louis, LB Bjoern Werner.

ATLANTA AT JACKSONVILLE

Jaguars: RB T.J. Yeldon, CB Dwayne Gratz, DE Ryan Davis, OL Luke Bowanko, WR Bryan Walters, LB Joplo Bart, TE Nic Jacobs.

Falcons: LB Paul Worrilow, NT Joey Mbu, CB Akeem King, RB Terron Ward, DE Malliciah Goodman, OG Ben Garland and OT Bryce Harris.

CHICAGO at MINNESOTA

Bears: CB Bryce Callahan, CB Jacoby Glenn, RB Antone Smith, LB Christian Jones. OT Nick Becton, OT Tayo Fabuluje, WR Cameron Meredith.

Vikings: QB Taylor Heinicke, WR Charles Johnson, S Harrison Smith, LB Anthony Barr, C Nick Easton, T Jeremiah Sirles, DT Linval Joseph.

TENNESSEE AT NEW ENGLAND

Titans: WR Kendall Wright, WR Damaris Johnson, S Da'Norris Searcy, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, OL Jamon Meredith, DL Ropati Pitoitua, DL Mike Martin.

Patriots: WR Julian Edelman, DB Devin McCourty, LF Jonathan Freeny, OL Bryan Stork, OL LaAdrian Waddle, DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, TE Scott Chandler.

KANSAS CITY AT BALTIMORE

Chiefs: QB Aaron Murray, WR D'Anthony Thomas, S Husain Abdullah, LB Justin Houston, OL Jeff Allen, DT David King, DL Rakeen Nunez-Roches.

Ravens: QB Ryan Mallett, WR Marlon Brown, TE Crockett Gillmore, TE Richard Gordon, LB Albert McClellan, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, CB Kyle Arrington.

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