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Peko, Dunlap and Benson Miss Thursday Practice For Bengals

Bengals DT Domata Peko (foot), LB Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) and RB Cedric Benson (foot) all missed practice Thursday, the second in a row for each of them as they prepare to take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh in Week 13.

The Steelers did not get participation from WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring), OLB Chris Carter (hamstring) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot). C Maurkice Pouncey (illness), QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) and LB Larry Foote (hamstring) were limited participants.

Peko is the focal point of the Bengals strong rush defense. He missed Wednesday and Thursday practice last week, but still suited up in the Bengals 23-20 win over Cleveland in Week 12. Dunlap, one of the league's best pure pass rushers, missed the game last week, only played part of Cincinnati's Week 11 loss at Baltimore and missed the first time the Bengals played the Steelers.

Pittsburgh won that game 24-17, despite five Bengals sacks.

Benson has been up-and-down for Cincinnati, but rushed for 106 yards in the win last week. He has three touchdowns in the Bengals last two games.