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Bengals defensive captains take responsibility for change

The Bengals struggled against the run in 2019, so they spent almost $74 million to bring in D.J. Reader, Vonn Bell, and Josh Bynes.

But in the first two games of 2020, the Bengals gave up over 350 rushing yards. The defense looks far from fixed.

“Rome wasn’t built in a night,” said Bell, who was elected as a captain before the season started. “You just have to keep on harping on it every day. It has to be contagious. It has to be oozing out.