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Breaking down sacks allowed, Leon Hall wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and more

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Sacks allowed by linemen. Stacy Andrews allowed 9.5 sacks in 15 starts this season; by far the worst on the team. For those of you that like such meaningful statistical measures of our offensive linemen during pass protection schemes, here's a list of sacks allowed by our each linemen (via Stats Inc)

Player Sacks
Stacy Andrews 9.5
Levi Jones 5.5
Andrew Whitworth 5.0
Bobbie Williams 4.0
Eric Ghiaciuc 4.0
Anthony Collins 1.5
Nate Livings 0.5

You'll note that Jordan, Carson and Fitzpatrick have been sacked 50 times, which means of the players listed, there is easily a discrepancy. However, it's not far off. You have to also include sacks given up by tight ends, H-backs, running backs and defensive players blitzing that are unblocked.

Awarding the obvious. Bengals cornerback Leon Hall won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday -- first defensive player in three years to win the award. It's the first weekly award handed out by the league to any of the Bengals.

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