Cincinnati sacked Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith four times, with Logan Wilson, Sam Hubbard, Trey Hendrickson, and Cam Sample each getting home for a sack.
Per Next Gen Stats, the entire Bengals starting front four of Hubbard, Hendrickson, DJ Reader, and B.J. Hill all recorded six pressures or more, while Sample added three of his own.
The Bengals became the fourth defense to have four different players generate at least six pressures in a game since 2020.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 15, 2023
Sam Hubbard led the Bengals pass rush with 9 pressures, 8 of which came against the Seahawks right tackle Jake Curhan.#SEAvsCIN | #RuleTheJungle pic.twitter.com/KvjcmvUunn
Overall this season, the Bengals have gotten home for 19.0 sacks, which ranks sixth most in the NFL and tops among its AFC North rivals.
Hendrickson already has 7.0 sacks on the year, which ranks second in the NFL only behind T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Danielle Hunter of the Minnesota Vikings, who are tied for the league lead with 8.0 sacks each.
The pass rush has helped the Bengals overcome a slow start from its offense and get back to .500 six games into the season.
The Cincinnati Bengals generated 13 knockdowns (sacks+ QB hits) vs. the Seahawks— PFF CIN Bengals (@PFF_Bengals) October 16, 2023
1st in Week 6 and t-3rd most in a single game this season pic.twitter.com/CQzQ8mrbdy
At 3-3, the Bengals are still in last in the AFC North and are a winless 0-2 in divisional play, but the team sits in a five-team tie (New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, and Houston Texans) a half a game out of the final AFC playoff spot currently held by the 3-2 Cleveland Browns.
There’s plenty of football left, and if the pass rush continues to dominate, the Bengals have a great chance to continue stacking wins.
PFF Pass Rush Grade among edge defenders— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) October 16, 2023
(Factors in speed of wins, win rate, finishing plays, forced fumbles, drawing penalties, and more)
Myles Garrett 93.6
Nick Bosa 92.3
Trey Hendrickson 90.9
T.J. Watt 90.9
Micah Parsons 90.8
Maxx Crosby 90.7
Aidan Hutchinson 90.0