With the Browns starting rookies DE Jabaal Sheard and DT Phil Taylor, the Bengals will look to exploit that with Whitworth and Andre Smith being leaned on to make holes for Cedric Benson to power through.
This offensive line was built to enable the run, so Cleveland will have to bring the house to really shut Benson out of the game. Lessons learned in previous meetings may be largely forgotten with new head coach Pat Shurmur and the departure of Rob Ryan at defensive coordinator.
FB Chris Pressley is a physical monster, and with more two-back sets working their way into the Bengals offense, he could be great asset to Benson. If you then substitute in a little bit of Benard Scott as a change of pace from Benson, the Bengals backfield starts to look a little bit more exciting and, more importantly, versatile.
Let's not forget that we've seen some nice blocks thrown by Jerome Simpson this preseason and the hope is that that sentiment has carried through to the other receivers also—particularly to big tight end Jermaine Gresham who is equally as capable if not more so of tying up would-be tacklers.
It's that attitude that will help the Bengals get every yard they can on Sunday. As the Browns will be focusing on stopping Benson and forcing Dalton to throw, the Bengals will need every guy on offense doing everything they can to get Benson and the run established.