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3 Cincinnati Bengals that Stepped Up vs. the San Diego Chargers

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Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bengals beat the Bills 27 to 24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

LT/LG – Andrew Whitworth

BenJarvus Green-Ellis said it best and I’ll paraphrase, when Whit was pulling on run plays you couldn’t even see the linebackers. That was the truth Benny, Whit was flat-out mauling guys when he would pull.  I think there are two factors why the Bengals rushed for 162 yards in San Diego and the most yards this year.

One the San Diego defense is not good, two Andrew Whitworth playing guard. With all due respect to starter Clint Boling, who could be lost for the year, big Whit was like a road paver and showed why he is so important to this team.

Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) celebrates after a touchdown during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

RB – BenJarvus Green-Ellis

BJGE had what could have been a costly fumble and once I look at the game again I am going to see what happened. To me it looked like it was just a good play by the defense and the tackler put his helmet in the exact spot to knock the ball out.

While some players would have crumbled the Bengals trusted Benny on the next series and he responded by punishing the Chargers defense and steamrolled some tough yards to kill the clock. I wouldn’t expect another fumble from him this year.