The Cincinnati Bengals have a monster defensive end in Carlos Dunlap, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 291 pounds. Despite the freakish stature, Dunlap is incredibly light on his feet besides being able to push around and manhandle some offensive linemen with virtual ease.
Now that he is in his fourth season, Dunlap has amassed 23 sacks and deflected 12 total passes since coming into the league in 2010. Another frightening thing about him is that he will not turn 25 until February of 2014, so his best years might be still ahead of him. Speaking of his the best of his years ahead of them, they will be as part of the Bengals as he signed a six-year, $40 million contract this July.
The good news for the Buffalo Bills is that they have their own monster in right tackle Erik Pears, who stands 6-f00t-8 and weighs in at 316 pounds, and has excelled at shutting down monster defensive ends as his massive frame can still neutralize the biggest pass rushers.
While Dunlap is extremely light on his feet and can pressure the quarterback to to end, he still struggles against the run mightily, and it could mean running back C.J. Spiller could have a tremendous day as the Bengals’ run defense hasn’t been really tested in the last two games.
It should be an amazing game between two teams that look like they are going on the upward curve as compared to the downward spiral.