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Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Outlandish Predictions for the 2013 NFL Season

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Dec 30, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (91) reacts during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

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

How does Carlos reward the Bengals after a new contract? He misses the entire preseason with continued questions about his health. Dunlap is a force when healthy.

However, I predict he misses some games while Wallace Gillberry continues to be the best per-snap defensive end on the team.

5. Margus Hunt is inactive for at least 10 games.

My favorite line from HBO’s Hark Knocks was a player asking Hunt what they ate in Estonia.

Hunt’s reply: “Pure plutonium”.

You can’t help but root for the guy. One thing was apparent in the preseason on defense though: The Bengals wanted to see exactly what they had in Margus Hunt.

I think they know and realize he needs a year to develop. Unless injuries force him to play, look for the 2013 season to be a redshirt year for the 6’8 Estonian.

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