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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Defense

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Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) hits Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham (11) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bengals beat the Bills 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Bad:

Adam Jones Coverage – How many weeks have teams been picking on this guy…and with success? I know, he had the big INT to seal the Patriots game and the game-changing FF against Pittsburgh, the he has been getting abused in coverage week in and week out (and the FF against Pittsburgh was only needed because he got badly burned for a big play by a backup TE!).

Referees – I agree with the NFL trying to get the dangerous head shots out of the game, but it is getting to the point where the defense can no longer play football. The 2 unnecessary roughness penalties on Burfict were/should be embarrassing to the league.