The Cincinnati Bengals offensive line performed admirably against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, allowing just 2 sacks the vaunted Bears pass-rush that featured Julius Peppers, who was matched-up against backup tackle Anthony Collins. They didn’t allow Peppers to have a sack, and held the Bears to just one sack the entire game.
And to think, that was without Pro Bowler Andrew Whitworth, they’re best pass-blocking o-lineman, but is still in the process of rehabbing his ailing knee that he had surgery performed on this offseason, and despite the procedure being done in the beginning of the year, it still has yet to fully heal, leaving many wondering when, or if he’ll be able to take the field this year.
Bengals Head coach Marvin Lewis once again said today Whitworth would return soon, and that it could be this week vs the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’ll need him, as he’s as familiar with the complex blitz-schemes of Dick Lebeau as any offensive lineman currently in the NFL.