Bengals vs. Chargers Positional Preview

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Running Back and Full Back:

Cincinnati- Well for a thunder and lightning approach Cincinnati has only been receiving the lightning. Benjarvus Green-Ellis has been nice in terms of not fumbling (knock on wood or anything you’ve got) but the productions has not been there with just 3.3 yards per carry. On the other hand, Giovani Bernard has been exceptional for his rookie campaign. While splitting carries and being very productive in the passing game, Bernard has gained over 1,200 yards from scrimmage and averages 4.1 yards per carry.

Chargers -At 1,255 yards and 4.4 Yards per carry, Ryan Matthews has been solid this year for the Chargers, but he alone will not be able to get the job done. They need another guy. That other guy, Danny Woodhead, has been a nice change of pace. With 400+ on the ground and 700+ through the air, he has maintained his reputation as a duel threat.

EDGE: San Diego

Wide Receivers and Tight Ends:

Cincinnati: Can you really compete with A.J. Green? They may have the edge with the No.2 receiver, but there is so much depth with Andrew Hawkins and Mohamed Sanu, that the defenses have to be sharp at all times. Jermaine Gresham is… (gulp) okay, and Tyler Eifert and under utilized.

San Diego: Keenan Allen has come on strong  this season there is no doubt, but after that who do you have? Eddie Royal is getting hurt, and you can’t always go to Antonio Gates. Gates is better than Skillet Hands Gresham, but he can’t be a number 2 guy.

 

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