Larrivee: Bengals' defensive line 'can create havoc'
The Green Bay Packers face a rather unfamiliar opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals - unfamiliar, that is, to most of Packers nation.
The Packers will become very familiar, however, with a Cincinnati Bengals front defensive line that Voice of the Packers Wayne Larrivee says "can create havoc."
The line of Carlos Dunlap, Domata Peko, Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson has helped Cincinnati only allow 62.5 yards rushing per game while letting quarterbacks complete fewer than 60 percent of their passes so far this season.
"Really, if you look at the defensive front four, this is going to show us what the Packers have in the front five on offense. This is the highest-paid defensive line in the business," Larrivee told 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."
Offensively, two men stand out to Larrivee - a well-known wide receiver and a not-so-well-known running back.
"Right on the surface, it's A.J. Green. He's the most talented on the offensive side of the football."
Then there's Giovani Bernard, who doesn't even start for the Bengals at running back, but could be their best finisher at the position.
"He packs 208 pounds on a 5'9" frame. He's built low to the ground and very difficult to bring down, has great quickness," said Larrivee.
"The Bengals haven't had a caliber of back since James Brooks. This guy can give you some trouble...when they want to finish something, they'll go with Bernard."