The Cincinnati Bengals’ 5 Most Irreplaceable Players in 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals' 5 Most Irreplaceable Players in 2014

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The Cincinnati Bengals were the team that surprised everyone for the past three years. In what many think was the hardest division to play in the league, they were competitive . In fact, they have made the playoffs in the past three seasons with one of the youngest teams in the league. These five players are the key to them continuing to surprise the league.

5. Andre Smith

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5. Andre Smith

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Every good team needs a great offensive tackle. Many argue that it could be the most important position outside of the QB. Andre Smith has toed the line between elite tackle and massive headache during his six-year career. He seems to have finally put the pieces together to have a great career.

4. Vontaze Burfict

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4. Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict
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Vontaze Burfict was one of the biggest surprises in NFL history. He went from an undrafted free agent to one of the star ILB in the league. He seems to have put his off-the-field issues behind him. If he continues that, he will be one of the most important players on the team.

3. Giovani Bernard

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3. Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard
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Giovani Bernard is the future of the Bengals' offense. With Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis on his way out, he will soon be the main guy in the backfield. He has the kind of skill set that will make him the Brian Westbrook of this offense. He can catch the ball and break a tackle in the backfield. His skills will carry the Bengals' offense, no matter who ends up behind center.

2. Leon Hall

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2. Leon Hall

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In today's NFL, the passing game controls everything. That means that the best defenses have a great cornerback to hold off these passes. Leon Hall is one of the more underrated pass defenders in the game. He missed most of last season, so he has a tough hill to climb. That doesn't make him less irreplaceable.

1. A.J. Green

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1. A.J. Green

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A.J. Green is one of the premier receivers in the NFL. He is the main reason why the Bengals have made the playoffs for three seasons straight. He is why Andy Dalton is still a starting QB. Green is why Marvin Lewis is still an NFL coach. There is a long list of people who need to thank Green for his contributions.


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