Entering the season , no position group for the Bengals was given more attention than the offensive line.

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Entering the season , no position group for the Bengals was given more attention than the offensive line.

Postby linchao » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:24 am

The anticipated transition from former offensive line coach Paul Alexander to Frank Pollack along with four new Week 1 starters have yielded a unit that has played fairly well through eight weeks, which is a lot more than what we can say about last year’s line.On http://www.thebengalsfootballauthentic.com/tyler-eifert-jersey-authentic the other side of the ball, the Bengals’ defensive line was touted as the undeniable source of strength on the entire team. And despite the defense ranking in the bottom of the barrel for notable metrics, their studs have produced and their new additions have shown flashes. As a part of our midseason awards series, we’re putting the trench players in the spotlight and recognizing the best lineman through the first half of the Bengals season. The nominees are:Honorable mentions:Clint Boling: After wholesale changes on the offensive line, the Bengals’ best blocker has still been their left guard. Boling has been a staple of consistency amidst the turmoil the offensive line has undergone over the past two years, and that consistency has been just as prevalent this season. In year eight, Boling’s level of play has aged like a fine wine.This season may not be Boling’s best, as he has been beaten in pass protection at a slightly greater rate, but he continues to be the symbol of stability in the group.Trey Hopkins: Compared to last year, this season started much differently for Hopkins. Alex Redmond beat him out at right guard in the preseason, and Hopkins became the primary backup at all three interior positions, effectively knocking T.J. Johnson off the roster during final cuts.That decision has payed off as Hopkins has been filling in for rookie Billy Price for the last six weeks at center, and his work has been admirable. Hopkins had not played at center since he briefly did so when he was in college at Texas, and after showing promising signs in the preseason, Hopkins has been doing things we haven’t seen from a Bengals center in a long time. Unfortunately, all signs point to Hopkins returning to the sidelines when Price returns from his foot injury, but Hopkins deserves credit for coming into his own at a new position.Carl Lawson: One is not the number of sacks Lawson wanted to finish the season with, but it’s his reality as he will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Lawson’s sole sack came in a big moment against the Falcons in Week 4, but he could’ve ended up with a few more with his eight quarterback hits. Some will look upon Lawson’s season and label it unsuccessful due to his lack of production, but he was still a consistent force in pressuring the quarterback, and his absence will unfortunately be noticeable on third down.Carlos Dunlap: In the Marvin Lewis era, there may not be a better example of an impact player on the defensive side of the ball than Dunlap Womens Nick Vigil Jersey , and his game-changing ways have been on display in his ninth year. At the midway point, he’s on pace for 14 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback hits, 10 passes batted down, and four forced fumbles. On most other teams, Dunlap would be the best defensive lineman on most other teams. But he isn’t in Cincinnati because of... Top LinemanGeno Atkins: Through the first five weeks of the season, there was no interior defensive lineman playing better football than Atkins, not even the king of 3-techniques Aaron Donald. At that point, he was on pace for 19 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, 38 quarterback hits, and an obscene number of pressures. Since then, Donald has retaken his crown, while Atkins has been unusually quiet for his standards.Regardless, Atkins remains the best player on the Bengals, period. There isn’t a week where he doesn’t make a fool of the opposition, and he continues to carry the Bengals pass rush along with Dunlap. Respect your king people. The Bengals need a win badly after falling in three of their last four games. In response to their recent struggles, they’ve fired their defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and head coach Marvin Lewis decided to take the reins himself. Lewis’ first game calling the defense for the Bengals in a very long time will be against the team that made his name credible so long ago in the Baltimore Ravens. Back in Week 2, the Bengals crushed the Ravens thanks to A.J. Green’s three-touchdown performance and their defense forcing Joe Flacco to commit three turnovers. Nine weeks later, neither Green nor Flacco is expected to play for the rematch in Baltimore on Sunday.Regardless, Cincinnati will have to defeat Baltimore if they want to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the AFC teams in the playoff hunt. Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals visit the Ravens:Game: Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Baltimore Ravens (4-5)Date/Time: Nov. 17th Womens Bobby Hart Jersey , 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MDStreaming: Fubo TVSeries Leader: Bengals lead the all-time series 23-22Streak: Bengals have won the past two gamesCoaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: (19-12) vs. John Harbaugh (9-12)TV Broadcast: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Kevin Harlan (play-byplay), Rich Gannon (analyst) and Steve Tasker (sideline reporter).Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).SB Nation Ravens site: Baltimore BeatdownWeather: Low 50’s, Mostly Cloudy [NFL weather]Odds: Bengals open as, +3.5 [Odds Shark]Bengals NotesAndy Dalton passed for 265 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 107.7 passer rating in last meeting with the Ravens. He has seven touchdowns and no interceptions for 98.4 rating in his past two games against Baltimore. Dalton has 13 passing touchdowns and no interceptions in his past five games against the AFC North. He has over 330 passing yards in two of his past three games on the road. Joe Mixon has 184 scrimmage yards (92 per game) in his past two against the Ravens. He has 475 scrimmage yards (95 per game) and two rushing touchdowns in his past five games against the AFC North. Giovani Bernard has three rushing touchdowns in his past three games. He has gone over 70 scrimmage yards in two of his past three games against the Ravens.Tyler Boyd had 91 receiving yards and a touchdown in his last meeting with Baltimore. He aims for his third game in row against the Ravens with a receiving touchdown. He has four touchdown catches in his past three games against the AFC North. John Ross hauled in his third touchdown of the season in Week 10. He has touchdowns in two of his past three games.Shawn Williams had 10 tackles in Week 10. He had eight tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in the last meeting with Baltimore. He has an interception in two of his past three against Baltimore. Geno Atkins had two sacks in the last meeting against the Ravens. He has 3.5 sacks and four tackles for a loss in his past four against the Ravens. Carlos Dunlap has three sacks in his past three games. He has a sack in five of his past seven games. In his past five games against Baltimore, Dunlap has three sacks, three tackles for a loss and six passes defended. Rookie safety Jessie Bates had a team-high 11 tackles last week. He had his first-career interception in Week 2 against the Ravens. He has at least 10 tackles in three of his past four games. He is one of two NFL players (Kiko Alonso) with over 70 tackles (71) and at least three interceptions. Ravens NotesJoe Flacco passed for 376 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the last meeting with the Bengals. He aims for his third meeting in a row with at least two touchdown passes. He has at least 290 passing yards in three of his past four games against the AFC North. He has at least two touchdowns in five of his past seven games at home. He is averaging 273.9 pass yards per game, The second-highest total in his career. Lamar Jackson is one of two rookie quarterbacks (Josh Allen) with over 100 rushing yards (139) and a rushing touchdownRunning back Alex Collins had a rushing touchdown in Week 9. He aims for his third game in a row with a rushing touchdown. He has four rushing touchdowns in his past four games. In two career meetings, Collins has 186 scrimmage yards (93 per game) and a rushing touchdown against the Bengals. Running back Javorius Allen had a rushing touchdown in the last meeting with Cincinnati. He has three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) in his past four games at home.Wide receiver John Brown had 92 receiving yards and a touchdown in his last meeting with Cincinnati. He aims for his third in a row against the Bengals with a touchdown. He has over 85 receiving yards in two of his past three games at home. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree has at least five catches and 65 receiving yards in three of his past five games. Rookie tight end Mark Andrews had a receiving touchdown in his only career meeting against the Bengals.Linebacker C.J. Mosley had six tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss in his last home meeting against the Bengals. He has 26 tackles, two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and an interception in his past four games against the Bengals. He has over 11 tackles in two of his past three games. Linebacker Terrell Suggs had three passes defended in last meeting against Cincinnati. He has four tackles for a loss and three sacks in his pastgames. Linebacker Matt Judon had a sack and a pass defended in his last home meeting with the Bengals.Safety Eric Weddle aims for his third in a row against the AFC North with at least seven tackles. Safety Tony Jefferson is one of six NFL safeties with at least 50 tackles (54), a forced fumble and an interception.

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