Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/2/12
Time to see what’s in the crystal ball today!  Wait a minute… No, no it can’t be…   NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This can’t be right!  It just can't be!  Let me try again! Whew, that’s better!  Brett Favre just appears every now and then; it’s best to ignore him.  Here’s what the future holds for the Cincinnati Bengals! THE BENGALS HAVE A TOP 3 DEFENSE For the 2011 Season, the Bengals had the 7th ranked defense in the NFL, behind their AFC North rivals, the Steelers (1st overall) and the Ravens (3rd overall).  However, the Bengals' D is very young, with the average age of defensive starters last season at 27.4.  To compare, the average age of Ravens’ defenders was 28.5 and Steelers’ defenders was 30.4. Look for the young Bengals' D, led by Geno Atkins, Rey Maualuga, and Thomas Howard to build off of a successful 2011 campaign.  Also, Maualuga will get a commercial deal with a shampoo company (watch out, Polamalu!).CEDRIC BENSON HAS LESS THAN 800 Y
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