Key Matchups: Bears Vs Bengals

The new-look Bears take on the Cincinnati Bengals to open the season. These are the position battles to watch as the game develops.

6 photos
1/6
Getty Images
The new-look Bears take on the Cincinnati Bengals to open the season. These are the position battles to watch as the game develops.
2/6
Lines | Advantage = Bengals
nGeno Atkins is considered among the best three-technique tackles in the game. He's going up against a rookie right side of the Bears line and could have them for lunch.
3/6
Quarterbacks | Advantage = Push
Andy Dalton is entering his third year in the league. Jay Cutler is running his fourth offense in five years. Both have lots to prove, but neither has broken out.
4/6
Running Backs | Advantage = Forte
nMatt Forte is about to run through a season in Marc Trestman's west coast offense. This could be a big year for Forte, and a big game.
5/6
WR | Advantage = Green
Close call here, but AJ Green may be the top wide receiver in football right now. Brandon Marshall will have to compete more for the ball with all the new weapons and he's got that hip.
6/6
TE | Advantage = Bennett
Martellus Bennett has been talking a whole lot about his skills. We're giving him the edge over Gresham for pure confidence reasons.
Contact Us