Vontaze Burfict gets a dozen tackles, leads by a dozen
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict made 12 tackles, six solo, in the Week 15 loss at Pittsburgh. He leads the NFL with 151 tackles, a dozen more than Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny.
Cincinnati hosts the Vikings in Week 16.
Bengals DST unable to bring pressure
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) The Bengals DST played from behind all night Week 15 at Pittsburgh, a predicament that didn't lend itself to bringing pressure. Cincinnati finished with one sack and one turnover in the 30-20 loss.
Defensive end Wallace Gilberry got the sack, giving him 7 1/2, while cornerback Adam Jones picked off an underthrown pass from Ben Roethlisberger. It was his third interception this season, eighth of his career. The Bengals allowed 290 total yards.
Cincinnati should have more success Week 16 vs. Minnesota.
James Harrison forced out with concussion
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) Bengals linebacker James Harrison left the game at Pittsburgh after suffering a concussion. He had three solo tackles against his former team before leaving late in the first quarter.
All but one on Bengals injury report probable for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/13/13) The Bengals are quite healthy heading into their Week 15 game against Indianapolis. Cornerback Terence Newman (knee) has been ruled out, but the rest of their Friday injury report features all probables.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/13/13) Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and linebacker Vontaze Burfict both returned from illnesses to practice on Friday. Burfict has also been dealing with a thigh problem.
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One of the best kept secrets in the NFL is the incredible play of the Bengalsí defense. Last year the team had the delightful combination of good health and talent to tally 52 sacks, 15 interceptions, 16 forced fumbles and five touchdowns while holding opponents to a modest average of 21.2 points per game. It's the first time in a while the Cincinnati DST has played well in consecutive years. With the amount of talent they have, there's no reason to believe it won't continue, especially as the Steelers, Ravens and Browns go through varying growing pains offensively. Expect the Bengals DST to be picked in the second-to-last round of drafts this summer. (Updated 4/25/13)