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Cincinnati Bengals: Week Five Grades vs. Seahawks

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Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Seattle 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Line: B

The run game was a huge part of why the Seahawks looked like they were going to run away with the game, but Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins shut it down when it mattered most. Dunlap accounted for six quarterback hits, one-and-a-half sacks, a tackle for loss and six total tackles. Geno had a sack, put pressure on Russell Wilson on a number of occasions up the middle and had four tackles on the day.

Michael Johnson and Domata Peko were fairly quiet on the stats sheet, but both played a role in flushing Russell Wilson on a number of occasions. They definitely stepped up in the fourth quarter and overtime, but the defensive line could have been better in the early stages, particularly against the run.

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