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Bengals' defensive line, led by Geno Atkins, could be a problem for Ravens

Bengals' defensive line, led by Geno Atkins, could be a problem for Ravens

There is a lot of talk about the Ravens defense versus Cincinnati’s offense, but the Bengals’ defensive line will also be a major concern Sunday.

The Bengals are allowing exactly 300 yards of total offense per game, only 97 rushing per game. They have collected six sacks and picked off two passes. They are a lot more aggressive and dominating than a year ago thanks to defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who is back to Pro Bowl form following a torn ACL in his knee in 2013.

Some heal faster, but major knee surgery still requires about two years for a player to get back to 100 percent, and Atkins does so much for Cincinnati. Because he has such a presence inside, it...

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