Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis revealed Wednesday he's played with a broken thumb since the second week of the season, as well as coped with an ankle injury, as the running game tries to atone for the poor outing in the 17-6 loss Sept. 29 in Cleveland in which the Bengals running backs carried just 16 times for 50 yards. In the six games since the Bengals have averaged 124 yards rushing per game on 3.94 yards per rush.

"I think I'm feeling better," BJGE said.

» The Bengals come face-to-face with the man that made the Carson Palmer trade possible in Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium. Browns quarterback Jason Campbell, who got hurt the Sunday before the 2011 trading deadline in a game against, of course, the Browns while he was quarterbacking the Raiders, is expected to play after injuring his ribs two weeks ago against Baltimore.

In Campbell's one appearance against Cincinnati on Dec., 14, 2008 at PBS, the Bengals beat the Redskins, 20-13, with Campbell throwing for just 167 yards on 17 of 28 passes that included a 10-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. Head coach Marvin Lewis on Wednesday compared his ability to extend a play with savvy to that of Rich Gannon, Sunday's CBS analyst.