The next player is Taron Johnson as he will be responsible for not only trying to shut down a key wide receiver but also helping set the edge against Joe Mixon and not letting him get outside on runs.
Since the season-ending injury for Matt Milano, Johnson has played at least 95% of the defensive snaps the past three weeks. During that stretch, he has had 25 total tackles and playing close to the line of scrimmage makes him a key player in slowing down the run game.
However, he will also be asked to cover wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who is a good wide receiver in his own right but is overshadowed by Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. He has had at least seven targets in six of the eight games this season for the Bengals and has a touchdown in each of the past two games.
This is one of those under-the-radar matchups that whichever player has the better game could determine the winner.