Revisiting the Bengals 2013 Season Predictions

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Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gets sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

4. Wallace Gilberry has double the sacks of Carlos Dunlap.

Apparently I don’t have the psychic ability I thought I did. Gilberry and Dunlap shared the team lead with 7.5 sacks each. For a backup like Gilberry that is great, but leaves room for improvement for a starter.

Dunlap finishes his fourth season still chasing his rookie total of 9.5 sacks. Dunlap is a solid player, but in the last five games he totaled .5 sacks. That’s not getting it done for a supposed franchise defensive end in the playoff hunt vs very beatable offensive lines.

It is worth pointing out that Gilberry did have twice as many sacks as Michael Johnson (7.5 vs 3.5), so I wasn’t far off on this prediction.

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