Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

The Cincinnati Bengals received in dominating vogue over the Carolina Panthers to enter the bye 5-4! They have been in a position to submit their greatest numbers within the run recreation thus far this season, and Joe Mixon set the franchise file for touchdowns on the bottom.

Let’s dive into the grades!


I am going via every recreation to interrupt down particular person efficiency from every of the 5 Bengals offensive lineman and grade them per play in keeping with my very own grading standards. Every participant receives a grade from -2 to +2. Upon completion, I calculate their full recreation “grade” in addition to separated grades for go and run blocking.


After fighting accidents via the offseason and his first season in Cincinnati, La’el Collins earns the highest spot for the primary time this season after a STRONG efficiency in Week 9. An above common week and a top-three efficiency (on the season) in run blocking lead the Bengals to dominate the visiting Panthers.

Nevertheless, the group had their struggles. This was the worst grade this season as a bunch in go safety.

Total – 68.08%

Collins – 75.37%

Karras – 74.63%

Volson – 71.64%

Cappa – 61.76%

Williams – 53.73%

La’el Collins

Whereas the group could not have appeared the very best, La’el was in a position to submit his greatest grade of the yr and even got here out as the very best go protector of the group within the Week 9 win! It was good to see him lastly present indicators of being the participant all of us anticipated to get when he signed with the Bengals this offseason. Having an outing like this and with the ability to have per week to concentrate on rehabbing any linger again points ought to be all good indicators for the large man out of Dallas. Hopefully, there’s extra to return and it’s solely up from right here!

It wasn’t the very best week for the group total, however it WAS Collins’ greatest recreation of the season. He even posted the very best go safety grade of the group! It looks like an understatement to say this was an thrilling efficiency from him, particularly going into the bye week.

— Parker Blake (@ParkerBlake60) November 8, 2022

Ted Karras

Karras carried out effectively as we now have come to anticipate. He nonetheless struggles with attending to and staying on linebackers and will get caught up within the guards’ blocks, however tying for the highest run blocking grade reveals that he nonetheless will get the job performed. I really feel like we now have a superb grasp on what he’s going to be for the Bengals, and I’m excited to see how he continues to progress in Cincinnati!

Cordell Volson

Volson has his highs and lows, however we now have to do not forget that he’s nonetheless a rookie. A Day 3 (4th-round choose) rookie out of an FCS college, at that. He had a stable week in opposition to the Panthers and was the opposite a part of the tie for the highest run blocking grade of the group. Nonetheless, plenty of untapped potential and room to develop. I’ve mentioned it earlier than, and I’ll say it once more, Volson goes to be a superb participant for a very long time, and I’m glad that he wears stripes on Sundays.

Alex Cappa

Cappa nonetheless has fairly just a few points along with his run blocking. He hardly ever maintains a block, can’t seal guys very effectively within the zone recreation and does his greatest to keep away from attending to the second stage. He’s nice at producing motion, however that’s about it…His go professional remains to be stable although! He graded out because the second-best go protector of the group in Week 9.

Jonah Williams

Jonah Williams has been one of many extra irritating gamers of the group as of late. He began off the season robust as a transparent chief and one of many stronger members of the entrance 5. Nevertheless, after dislocating his knee (and returning to complete the sport on it), he hasn’t been the identical. Don’t overlook that he was on tempo to have among the best video games of the season in that recreation. Currently, it’s appeared that he has been making an attempt to limp into the bye, and we will solely hope {that a} week of relaxation will show productive for the deal with who already signed a totally assured fifth yr deal.

Williams is irritating, to say the least. A variety of followers are calling for his job and whereas I do not suppose we’re there but, one thing’s gotta change. After a powerful begin to the yr, it feels just like the knee harm is beginning to get to him. Hoping for a bounce again post-bye week.

— Parker Blake (@ParkerBlake60) November 8, 2022

Move Safety

Week 9 was the worst week of the season so far as go safety grades go. Fortunately, Burrow has a fast launch and may be very cellular throughout the pocket. The group might actually use some work so far as transferring their toes to reflect rushers and simply not being so aggressive. Most of the losses that are available safety come from Bengals gamers getting overly aggressive and ducking their heads or over-committing to a transfer.

Run Blocking

On the opposite facet of the coin, this was the very best week of run blocking grades for the entrance 5. This could come to the shock of nobody because it was unarguably the very best speeding recreation of the season for the Bengals, total. Hopefully, this can be a signal of issues to return for the group. In the event that they’re in a position to constantly transfer defensive linemen round and determine how one can successfully block on the second stage, they might be a reliable twin risk group coming into the again half of the season.


Move Safety – 70.86%
Collins – 80%
Cappa – 77.14%
Karras – 75.71%
Volson – 70%
Williams – 51.43%

Run Blocking – 65.31%
Karras/Volson – 73.44%
Collins – 70.31%
Williams – 56.25%
Cappa – 53.13%

— Parker Blake (@ParkerBlake60) November 8, 2022

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