An American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Cincinnati Bengals play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals are a member of the American Football Conference North in the National Football League. Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati serves as the team’s home ground.
The Cincinnati Bengals have not produced many defensive Tacklers in their history, but the ones that did play for the Bengals elevated the team to new heights.
Here is a list of the top 5 Cincinnati Bengals Best Defensive Tacklers Of All-Time
1. Tim Krumrie
Defensive tackle Tim Krumrie is widely regarded as the best in Bengals history. In 1987 and 1988, Krumrie was named to the Pro Bowl as a Bengals defensive starter for a total of 12 seasons. As a starter, Krumrie appeared in 188 games for Cincinnati, the fourth most in team history. Krumrie is the team’s all-time leader in sacks and holds the record for most career tackles.
2. Geno Atkins
Atkins has established himself as one of the most formidable players in the NFL today with three Pro Bowl appearances in his first five seasons. With 32 sacks in his five seasons, he’s on pace to break the franchise sack record, and all signs point to a return to his All-Pro form from 2012.
3. Dan Wilkinson
He’s played both defensive tackle and right defensive end during his career in the NFL. After fracturing his ring finger in the final preseason game, he had a cast on for the first two games of the regular season. He had two sacks and five tackles on the defensive line.
6.5 sacks, including one in each of the first five games, and 37 solo tackles led Wilkinson to his first Bengals team-leading season in 1996.
4. Domata Peko
During the third quarter of the Bengals’ 24-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Peko recorded three combined tackles and his first career single sack on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. His nine combined tackles on December 15, 2007, in the Bengals’ 20-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15, set a new season-high for him.
Starting all 16 games, he made 52 total tackles (36 of them solo), 1.5 sacks, one pass deflection, and one fumble recovery last season (2007 stats).
5. Devon Still
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Still in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, as the 53rd overall pick. He was cut before the start of the 2014 season, after two seasons with the team. He had 43 sacks on the season.