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Andrew Whitworth named third-best offensive lineman by PFF

Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth was named as the second runner-up in PFF's annual Bruce Matthews award -- for best offensive lineman in the NFL.

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Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is being viewed as having one of the best seasons, not only in his career, but across the NFL. Named to the second-team all-pro squad, he narrowly missed out on another pro bowl (more like the "dumb bowl", amiright?), Whitworth didn't allow a single sack and "surrendered just nine total pressures."

As a result, Pro Football Focus named Whitworth as the third-best offensive lineman this season, following Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (second) and Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda.

Some of those games featured multiple pressures so he actually posted perfect pass-protection games on 10 occasions. That’s 62.5% of games this season Whitworth was a clean sheet when it comes to protecting the quarterback. This from a player that was originally drafted to play guard. Whitworth remains one of the most consistent and best tackles in football. Though he may have been snubbed for the Pro Bowl, he earned recognition on this shortlist.