The dynamic wideout suffered a concussion in Week 17. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday but missed Friday's session due to the head injury. He was originally listed as doubtful
The loss of Green is huge for Cincinnati, still looking for its first road playoff win in team history.
Without one of the NFL's best receivers, Dalton will lean on Mohamed Sanu. However, Sanu has fewer than 30 receiving yards in seven of the last eight games with zero touchdowns in the last six. In Week 7 at Indy, Sanu had three receptions for 54 yards in the blowout.
While missing Green cripples the Bengals' chances for the win, Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk suggested on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning that missing the big wideout might not be a game-ender. Faulk's reasoning is that too often Dalton locks onto Green and forces balls to his own detriment.
In the end, rookie running back Jeremy Hill gives Cincinnati the best chance to pull off the road win.