You’re in the Jungle Baby: Your Offense is Gonna Die

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Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA;Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko (94) during the second half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat Minnesota Vikings 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday’s game saw Vikings QB Matt Cassel sacked four times. That was the fifth time in the past six games the defense record 4-plus sacks. The victims during that streak include Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

The most impressive feat may have been the  0-9 third-down conversions allowed. That allowed the Bengals to dominate the time of possession 39:32 to 20:28, nearly doubling-up the Vikings.  

And for the year, opposing offenses have converted just 20-of-89 third-down tries at PBS, a woeful 22 percent.

This defense is simply amazing at home, and more than any team in the NFL, including the Seattle Seahawks who just lost to Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals, these Bengals feed of their crowd more than anyone.

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