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Week 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Defense/Special Teams

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Be sure to check our earlier segment on the offense.

You know things are going bad when even Kevin Huber is struggling.

Now, here’s the Week 10 Good, the Bad and Ugly for the defense and special teams:

The Good

Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) runs with the ball as Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey (57) defends at M

Vinnie Rey

There wasn’t much positive about Sunday, but Vinnie Rey was one positive. As the MLB in Maualuga’s absence, the 3rd year player came up with a team leading 15 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 3 passes defensed and 3 tackles for a loss. Rey Maualuga who? Chew on this for a moment – in 1 game, Rey matched Maualuga’s 5 year sack total! My guess would be the Maualuga will get his starting position back when he is healthy, but should he? I would say no.

The Defense

Without their best CB, DT and starting MLB, the Bengals held the Ravens to 189 yards and forced 3 turnovers on the road. That is getting it done. There were 134 yards of penalties, but on some very questionable calls.