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The Bengals defensive line is really good. The Bengals are in the top 3 for sacks this season and this is largely because of the play of the Bengals defensive line. The front 4 for the Bengals have generated 42 of the teams 51 sacks (that alone is better than 25 other NFL teams). This means the Bengals are able to generate a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks without fancy blitzes. This allows the linebackers the space to roam and stop the run. Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson are going to give Matt Shaub fits on Saturday. The rest of the Bengals defense is pretty good too. In the last 8 games the Bengals have gone 7 and 1. They have allowed an average of 12.8 points per game and their one loss was by a point. This streak includes beating the Giants, Steelers and Ravens. In the last 3 games (Eagles, Steelers, Ravens) the defense has 9 turnovers, nine sacks and 3 touchdowns. The Bengals top tackler is Vontaze Burfict who was an undrafted free agent and is having a...
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