As we watched the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl this year, we were supposed to be watching the two best teams in football. Really, I think this is a year that we truly were. Both teams represent what a good roster looks like when it is well coached and lead into the playoffs.
Some picked the Cincinnati Bengals to be one of those teams this year, because on paper they resemble the team representing the NFC this year. I know that the Seahawks play in the NFC, but I thought it would be interesting to match the Bengals late season/playoff roster up with theirs.
Matching the Broncos roster up with the Bengals would be somewhat pointless, because without Peyton Manning, they are an 8-win team.
Anyhow, here’s a comparison of the Bengals and Seahawks’ roster and who has the edge at each position in my opinion:
|QB||Russell Wilson||Andy Dalton||Even|
|RB||Marshawn Lynch||BenJarvis Green Ellis||Seahawks|
|RB||Robert Turbin||Gio Bernard||Bengals|
|WR||Golden Tate||AJ Green||Bengals|
|WR||Doug Baldwin||Mohammand Sanu||Even|
|WR||Jermaine Kearse||Marvin Jones||Bengals|
|WR||Ricardo Lockett||Andrew Hawkins (FA)||Bengals|
|TE||Zack Miller||Jermain Gresham||Bengals|
|TE||Kellen Davis||Tyler Eifert||Bengals|
|LT||Russel Okung||Anthony Collins (FA)||Seahawks|
|LG||Paul McQuistan||Andrew Whitworth||Bengals|
|C||Max Unger||Kyle Cook||Seahawks|
|RG||JR Weezy||Kevin Zietler||Bengals|
|RT||Breno Giacomini||Andre Smith||Bengals|