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Chalk Talk: Bengals run defense steps up

The Bengals finally proved they can defend the run and NFL Draft talk.

We finally have a victory to chat about! This week, I discuss the Bengals win over the New York Jets—specifically talking about the run defense.

How did Cincinnati’s defensive front hold Le’Veon Bell to 32 yards? Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins played a part, but some of the younger defensive linemen were involved as well.

The linebacker position has been a concern all season, but the weaknesses have seemed to be less obvious in recent weeks. How did they fare in this matchup?

And with the Bengals sitting at just 1-11, we all have an eye on the NFL Draft. With the uncertainty of the Cincinnati’s direction next April, is it time to start talking about Chase Young?

These Chalk Talk episodes will be available throughout the season and into the offseason. Be sure to tune in, as we continue to break down the X’s and O’s.

All of the film review content will be on SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle podcast channel, along with the other episodes of The Orange and Black Insider. New shows like the “Orange is the New Black” podcast from Ace Boogie and Zim WhoDey and “Sorry If I Spit When I Speak” from Dadio Makdook and Dr. Hodgie Smodgie have also been added to the channel’s audio slate.

The video of my film reviews can be found on the OBI YouTube page and/or Cincy Jungle’s Facebook page. Thanks for watching!