NFL Power Rankings: Bengals Earning Respect, but not Getting it

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Now, Cincinnati still has some work to do to put themselves in a position to make a run in the playoffs. The offense looked to have a had a breakthrough in the run game on Sunday vs. the Chargers. If they can begin to have a more balanced offense that doesn’t require Dalton to throw it 40-plus times per game while utilizing one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, then this team has all the ingredients to finish they year in the AFC Championship, or even the Super Bowl.

All of that being said, here are my own personal power rankings:

1. seahawks Seattle Seahawks (11-1)

2. patriots New England Patriots (9-3)

3. broncos Denver Broncos (10-2)
4. saints New Orleans Saints (9-3)

5. panthers Carolina Panthers (9-3)

6. bengals Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)

7. 49ers San Francisco 49ers (8-4)
8. chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
9. eagles Philadelphia Eagles (7-5)

10. colts Indianapolis Colts (8-4)

11. cowboys Dallas Cowboys (7-5)

12. lions Detroit Lions (7-5)

13. ravens Baltimore Ravens (6-6)

14. dolphins Miami Dolphins (6-6)

15. packers Green Bay Packers (5-6-1)
16. cardinals Arizona Cardinals (7-5)

17. chargers San Diego Chargers (5-7)

18. steelers Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)
19. bears Chicago Bears (6-6)

20. titans Tennessee Titans (5-7)
21. raiders Oakland Raiders (4-8)

22. rams St. Louis Rams (5-7)

23. giants New York Giants (5-7)

24. browns Cleveland Browns (4-8)

25. jets New York Jets (5-7)

26. bills Buffalo Bills (4-8)

27. bucs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9)
28. jags Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9)

29. vikings Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1)
30. falcons Atlanta Falcons (3-9)

31. texans Houston Texans (2-10)

32. redskins Washington Redskins (3-9)



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