The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Defense

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Sometimes you need to just take the win and move on. This may be one of those times. I don’t know if it is a good or bad thing that we are 6 games into the NFL season, the Bengals are 4-2, yet they have yet to play a good game.

The Good:

Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) tackles Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Goal Line Stand – That is back to back weeks this defense has had a goal line stand. That stand was huge for many reasons and in the end, may have won the game. I would just like to know where that defense was on the Bills first drive and the 4th quarter.

Defense after Andy Dalton’s Pick – Dalton’s pick could have been catastrophic and cost the Bengals the game, but the defense bailed him out with an impressive stand at midfield just before the half. The Bills had the ball at the Bengals 38 and a chance to tie the game or at least cut it to 4 right before half, and then get the ball coming out of half. Instead, the defense came through huge, pushing the Bills backwards 10 yards with back to back sacks and eliminating any FG chance.