PFW/PFWA 2012 All-NFL Team Features Two Bengals

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Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports


The writers at Pro Football Weekly have released their 2012 All-NFL Team, and to no one’s surprise, the best defensive tackle in football, Geno Atkins, made the team:

DT Geno Atkins / Bengals In his third season, Atkins blossomed into the league’s most intimidating interior defender, as well as the primary force in one of the league’s most potent pass-rush units. Atkins registered 12½ sacks (fourth most in the AFC) — 4½ more than the league’s second most productive interior sacker, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh. Atkins also tied for the team lead with four forced fumbles.

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