Hoyer was also holding his throwing hand in a warmer as he walked to the locker room. He was 12 of 22 for 123 yards and an interception, leading the Houston Texans to just three points prior to the injury.
Yates is no stranger to success against the Bengals. As a rookie in 2011, he helped the Texans clinch their first playoff berth after he completed 26 of 44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati. He then connected on 11 of 20 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown in Houston's 31-10 wild-card playoff win over the Bengals less than a month later.
Yates finished completing 5 of 11 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in the win.