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Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) arrives prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

We continue our series with the Local Site for the Bengals, RiverFrontBall. You can read Part 1 here and 2 here and go to their site for my answer to their questions, part 1 and part 2. Now on to Part 3:

Now that we understand the concerns on offense with Dalton we turn to the defense. How has the defense responded to all the injuries, including Geno Atkins, Leon Hall and others? What concerns do you have for them going into Sunday’s game?

Well the defense has done a great job stepping up, with replacing Atkins is second year player DT Brandon Thompson who’s has a upside and has run stop ability, with replace Leon Hall is last year first round pick Dre Kirkpatrick, who has improved from his struggles in the preseason and is out to prove something to the coaches. The concerns I have for them for the game on Sunday is who’s gonna contain tight end Jordan Cameron, who had a touchdown in the first meeting. The defense didn’t get much pressure on the the quarterback, which in first matchup in Cleveland was Bryan Hoyer. Current Browns Quarterback Jason Campbell doesn’t have the running speed, he can escape the pressure from defenses and can move around in the pocket.

Their question to us:

Cleveland is the third best overall defense in the NFL. What do you contribute to the great play of the defense? What has been the biggest difference maker for you this season? Who would your defensive MVP be?

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