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Bengals are sound on defense, ranking sixth overall
Bengals are sound on defense, ranking sixth overall

Although headlined by relentless Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, the Cincinnati Bengals' defense is stingy on every level. Coordinated by Mike Zimmer, the Bengals rank sixth in total defense and allow 317.5 yards per contest. They're eigthh against the run, allowing 100.6 yards on the ground per game, and 10th in pass defense giving up 216.9 yards per game. The Bengals are also tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 20.2 points per game. "It's a really good defense, all over," center Matt Birk said. "They've got a great front four. We've got our work cut out for us. They've got a lot of tough people to block." Led by...

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