The Cincinnati Bengals defense has been middle-of-the-road in several categories, but the unit is powered by a familiar face.
Defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads Cincinnati in sacks with 8½, which is also the NFL lead among interior linemen. He also leads the team in quarterback hits (23) and tackles for loss (12) and earned his fifth Pro Bowl selection in seven years.
“He is big, strong, quick and fast,” Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. “He’s got an awful lot of strengths and not many weaknesses. He’s very, very good.”
Atkins’ play has...