How much will Geno Atkins being out help the Ravens' offense?
The Bengals still have talent on defense even without Atkins, but losing Atkins is tough. He is arguably the best defensive tackle in the league, the best player on Cincinnati's defense, and he is a big reason the Bengals' defense is ranked as highly as it is. But he's out now, and so is Cincinnati's top cornerback, Leon Hall. The Bengals are ranked fifth in the NFL in total defense and sixth in scoring defense, but the defense struggled some during Cincinnati's loss to the Dolphins last week, even before Atkins got hurt. Ryan Tannehill was an efficient 20 of 28 for 208 yards and helped lead a game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and running back Lamar Miller had 105 yards on 16 carries. Not having Atkins will also surely impact the Bengals' pass rush. As good as he is against the run, he's maybe the best defensive tackle in the league at getting pressure on the quarterback. But the Ravens have had much more favorable matchups than this one and are still yet to put together a consistent game on offense.