Originally Posted by Bixby
Their secondary and defensive line is the problem for me. Aside from old Ike Taylor, who do they have at corner? Their safeties are old and the depth behind Troy P and Clark is awful. Polamalu is getting more one dimensional by the year (same thing happened to Dawkins) and Clark is pretty bad. And they had to let go of Aaron Smith and I think their depth at DL is suspect. With the exception of OLB, that entire defense is pretty thin IMO.
If the Bengals regress this year with a tougher schedule and the Ravens faulter, a healthy big ben, much more talented OL and all those WRs should be enough for a Division crown. IMO the North only sends one team the playoffs this year as Tennessee and Buffalo get the wild card spots next season.