Comparing Cincinnati Bengals Roster With Seattle Seahawks

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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel celebrates after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel celebrates after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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:

OFFENSE

Position Seahawks Bengals Advantage
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
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  • Nick Mesut Wilson

    Err Harvin?

    • dustinmeritt

      As stated above Harvin wasn’t a factor before the Super Bowl and didn’t contribute to their Super Bowl birth. I think you could argue as well that even without Harvin the Seahawks win that game. The article was also written before the Super Bowl, the editor changed the first sentence, but that’s for reading anyway.

  • KWS13

    So… there’s this one guy, Percy Harvin…he’s ok I guess, we’ll see if he can, I don’t know, have like an 87 yd kickoff return for a TD… oh wait

    • dustinmeritt

      Harvin didn’t contribute before the Super Bowl so he was left off, as was Leon Hall, the idea was that with the a similar roster the Bengals could make it to the Super Bowl.

      • KWS13

        My point was you never mentioned him, and while CIN was as close to full on offense as they could be, SEA “wasted” money and draft picks on harvin and come Super Bowl time, DID have an effect. Also, while the teams themselves may be built similarly, in individual match ups SEA has the edge in almost every category, WR being the only one I would say was equal, since Tate, Baldwin and Kearse proved themselves as playmakers while CIN has a star in AJ Green, they have very few other threats, and with Percy Harvin back SEA has the edge in that category too, as well as all others, in my opinion

  • jesus christ

    ya no in all form of stats wins and just not being a load of suck russell wilson is miles better than dalton the difference? wilson is a franchise guy who doesnt choke andy dalton on the other hand is the second coming of matt shcaub chris clem is also better than dunlap as maxwell over jones and smith over rey

    • dustinmeritt

      Conventions: This trait addresses the mechanics of writing, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and paragraph breaks.
      That’s all I have for you Jesus Christ.

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