Bengals adapt to life without Atkins
Cincinnati (AP) — Geno Atkins was in the Bengals locker room briefly on
Wednesday, moving slowly on crutches. He declined to answer questions
about his torn knee ligament as he headed home.
Still too painful to discuss.
The Bengals (6-3) will try to maintain their lead in the AFC North
without their best defensive lineman. Atkins, an All-Pro tackle last
season, leads the team with six sacks.
They'll move other linemen around to try to shore up the middle of the
line at Baltimore (3-5) on Sunday. It's going to be that way for the
rest of the season as Cincinnati tries to get through some significant
losses on defense and win their first division title since 2009.
The Bengals' offense has some great pieces in place. In a suddenly less-formidable AFC North, they…