Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Cincinnati Bengals to Worry About in Week 11
For as much as the offense has been a driving force behind the Bengals resurgence this year, their defense has been holding their own as well. They’ve forced 14 turnovers this year and have accounted for 23 total sacks as a team.
A big player in their success is defensive end, Trey Hendrickson. So far this season Hendrickson has been a force to be reconned with when it comes to getting after the quarterback. Through nine games he already has 8.5 sacks, 28 pressures, and 14 hits on the quarterback. Last year he totaled 13.5 sacks and had 7.5 through nine games, so he’s on pace to do even better this year.
Luckily for the Raiders he rushes off of the right side of the defense, which will match him up against the one reliable offensive lineman they have, left tackle, Kolton Miller. The Raiders could be lucky enough that Miller can handle Hendrickson on his own without any help, which will allow them to provide assistance elsewhere.
There’s no denying the offensive line has been a huge weak spot for the Raiders offense, but if they are going to have success sustaining drives and controlling the time of possession, it’ll have to start with shutting down Trey Hendrickson.