Losing Leon Hall for the Season Hurts the Bengals, but Not as Badly as It Seems

October 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Though the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Detroit Lions 27-24 in Week 7 thanks to a last-second field goal, it wasn't a completely celebratory affair.
The win pushed the Bengals' record to a division-leading 5-2, but it came at a cost—top cornerback Leon Hall suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, ending his season. 
Hall, Pro Football Focus' (subscription required) fifth-ranked cornerback in the league through seven games, suffered an Achilles tendon tear in the past on his left foot. There's no question he should be able to return next year and play at a high level, but what do the Bengals do for the rest of the year?
Luckily for the Bengals, not only do they have enough depth at defensive back to effectively replace Hall, they also have enough talent both offensively and defensively to more than make up for the loss of one of their best players. 
Working on the right side of the field and in the slot, Hall has allowed only 18 of the 36 passe...

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