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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Steeling December

The Bengals were handled easily by the Andy Dalton-led Cowboys and head into a treacherous rematch against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The OBI crew talks about both games, Geno Atkins’ trip to I.R. and the legacy of both he and A.J. Green.

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Andy Dalton’s Cincinnati homecoming was a successful one last week, as he helped lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 30-7 win over the Bengals. Zac Taylor and Co. plod to the finish line of the 2020 season, with a rematch against the Pittsburgh Steelers looming on Monday night.

Adding insult to injury (literally), star defensive tackle went on I.R. this week. A shoulder injury has been plaguing him all year, and that’s where one of the topics of conversation hangs this week—how much have A.J. Green and Geno Atkins hurt their Hall of Fame chances because of injury-plagued seasons recently?

It also causes to look at positional needs for 2021, as free agency and the draft will be absolutely crucial for the team to get back on track. The OBI crew discusses that, as well.

On tap this week:

  • Are Geno Atkins and A.J. Green still sure-fire Hall of Fame players, given the injuries both have sustained over the past couple of seasons?
  • Seeing Andy Dalton have some fun inside the walls of Paul Brown Stadium was enjoyable last Sunday—even if it was at the expense of his former team.
  • Sam Hubbard is playing some sound football the past few weeks. Our Stat of the Week is proof.
  • To that point, Cincinnati can add a top-end rusher and retain Carl Lawson next offseason, they will once again have a formidable defensive line.
  • Is the team’s performance against the Steelers on Monday Night Football a make-or-break for Zac Taylor’s future with the Bengals?

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