Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard said that his counterpart, Jeremy Hill, is expected to make the start.
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The Cincinnati Bengals have two quality running backs in their backfield, making it difficult for them to name an official starter.
Rookie Jeremy Hill has seen his role expand as the season has gone on, especially after Giovani Bernard sustained a hip injury that kept him out for three weeks.
Hill has rushed for over 100 yards twice this season, but his carries have been about evenly distributed with Bernard. However, the rookie is expected to received the lion’s share, according to Bernard himself.
Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson commented on his embarrassment of riches in the backfield. “I’m used to having one guy kind of dominate some carries because in order for backs to be really good, they’ve got to get lathered up to play,” Jackson said to NFL.com.
Hill has not shined in the same way he did when Bernard was out since his return, but he has received slightly more carries and performed slightly better.
Bernard will still be heavily involved as a pass catcher though, and he is always a threat to score if he breaks loose.