Chiefs - Bengals: Keys to the Game

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The Bengals will be looking to avoid a letdown on Sunday as they head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs, and here are the keys to Cincinnati pulling off the win and getting back to .500 with a 5-5 record with 6 games remaining:



August 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE


Heavy Dose of the Atkins Diet

To make matters worse for Kansas City, they may be without their starting center Ryan Lilja after he popped up on the injury report Friday with a and is listed as questionable for Sunday’a game. has accounted for 7 sacks, 37 quarterback pressures, and 26 stops(solo tackles made that constitute an offensive failure), and may be poised for a huge day against the lowly Chiefs.



Sept 23, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

The Razor’s Edge

Last week, the Bengals pass rushers were devastating off of the edge as they sacked Giants QB Eli Manning four times. DE Carlos Dunlap accounted for 4.5 QB pressures, and the Bengals’ edge-rushers will need to keep up that production as they try to force the inconsistent Cassel into making bad decisions, something he’s done all too often this year for the Bengals to not at least get two turnovers off of him on Sunday.


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