Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/17/14
For the third straight week, the Green Bay Packers will face off with a 2012 playoff team. This time around, it’s the Cincinnati Bengals – coming off a short week – who welcome the Packers to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since 2005. Both of these teams were pegged as serious contenders in their respective conference which begs the question; could this be a preview of this year’s Super Bowl? Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) Analysis: Cincinnati opened the season with a 24-21 loss to the Bears where they blew a fourth quarter bead in Chicago. Week two was much better as they methodically picked apart a lackluster Pittsburgh Steelers team 20-10. The Bengals are known for their defense which has ranked in the top ten in each of the last two seasons. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads a 4-3 scheme that stifles opposing run defenses. This season they’re allowing only 62.5 rushing yards per game. The pass defense will instrumental against Green Bay as Leon Hall, Terrence Newman and Adam ...
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