Comparing Cincinnati Bengals Roster With Seattle Seahawks

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Position Seahawks Bengals Advantage
DE Red Bryant Michael Johnson (FA) Bengals
DE Michael Bennett Wallace Gilberry Seahawks
DT Tony McDaniel Domata Peko Even
DT Brandon Mebane Geno Atkins Bengals
DT Clinton McDonald Brandon Thompson Seahawks
DE Chris Clemons Carlos Dunlap Bengals
DE Cliff Avril Margus Hunt Seahawks
LB Bruce Irvin James Harrison Seahawks
LB Bobby Wagner Ray Maualuga Seahawks
LB Malcom Smith Vincent Rey Bengals
LB KJ. Wright Vonteze Burfict Bengals
CB Richard Sherman Terrence Newman Seahawks
CB Byron Maxwell Adam Jones Bengals
CB Walter Thurmond III Dre Kirkpatrick Seahawks
FS Earl Thomas Reggie Nelson Seahawks
SS Cam Chancellor George Iolka Seahawks

The two teams look a lot a like in several areas and positions. I would give the edge on offensive personal to the Bengals and the edge on defense to the Seahawks.

The Hawks offense lacks a real receiving threat like AJ Green and the Bengals defense lacks a turnover making player in the secondary like Richard Sherman.

Both have young quarterbacks and good offensive lines and both have defenses that played lights out at home this year. So what is it that separates the Bengals and the Seahawks?

Some would argue head coaches, and my response to that: Good argument.


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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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