Bengals vs. Bears: 3 Matchups to Watch

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap (96) reacts during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Cleveland 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2. Carlos Dunlap vs. Kyle Long

As we learned when hearing from Bear Goggles On editor Mike “Boomer” Burzawa, Kyle Long may be moving from right guard to right tackle. This provides an intriguing matchup on both sides of the ball. Primarily, it will be interesting as an NFL viewer to see how Kyle Long holds up at right tackle. He is one of the highest-regarded offensive linemen in football, a player that NFL Media Analyst Daniel Jeremiah called the best offensive guard in football on an episode of his Move the Sticks podcast just a couple of weeks ago.

Pitting Kyle Long against Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap should provide an exciting matchup. Although Dunlap is a relatively inconsistent player, he can still get the job done. Dunlap is one of the most exciting players on the Bengals defense; he recorded eight sacks last season and has 35.5 career sacks in just five seasons (with only 33 career starts).

This matchup will not only give NFL fans an insight into whether or not one of the league’s premier offensive linemen can make the transition from guard to tackle, it will give Bengals fans an insight into whether or not Dunlap shows up to play against one of the best players in the business.