Cincinnati’s rush defense struggled at times last season, allowing 113.3 yards per game while ranking 21st in the NFL. They’ll be without starting inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Sunday as he serves a three-game suspension. Kevin Minter (pictured), who spent the past four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, takes over as the Bengals middle linebacker. Nick Vigil is also a first-year starter in the middle. Familiar faces like Karlos Dansby, Rey Maualuga and Domata Peko are gone.

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