Cincinnati Bengals’ 2010s All-Decade Starting Team

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 26: Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals takes the field for the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 26: Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals takes the field for the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 22: Geno Atkins #97 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 22: Geno Atkins #97 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

DE Carlos Dunlap

Dunlap has proved to be an All-Time great in the orange and black. He has consistently been one of the team’s leaders in sacks every year of his career as well as one of the team’s most consistent team leaders in the locker room.

The coaching staff will rely heavily on him to usher in the next generation of Bengals defensive playmakers. He’s already done a great job showing the ropes to Sam Hubbard and Carl Lawson.

DT Geno Atkins

Simply put, the greatest defensive player in Bengals history. All-Decade team in the NFL. Atkins is a strong candidate to follow Anthony Munoz into the Hall of Fame. No brainer.

He’ll look to wreck game plans even further alongside his new and very talented running mate, D.J. Reader, who was acquired in free agency.

DT Domata Peko

An underrated energy player for the Bengals. What Peko lacked in stats, he made up for in leadership on and off the field. He was an excellent nose tackle for Mike Zimmer as well as Paul Guenther.

DE Michael Johnson

Solid and dependable part of the defensive line for many years, especially during the playoff stretch. Johnson was an underappreciated and strong performer throughout his prime years.

Author: Larry Spicer

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