Bengals Power Ranking Roundup: Week Four
The Cincinnati Bengals may have struggled in the second half of their week three match up against the Ravens, but holding onto the win put them 3-0 on the early season. Is it enough to move them even closer to the top or is the late edge of your seat finish going to hurt them after all? Here is the Bengals week four power rankings roundup.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com: #4
"Big win for Andy Dalton and company. The much-maligned Cincy quarterback hasn’t endured as much, well, maligning this season. People are starting to show the Red Rifle some love. Other than a forced red-zone throw to A.J. Green (and who could blame him for doing that?), Dalton was clutch.As for Green … 227 yards and two scores, including the game-winner. I couldn’t quite read Green’s lips after that last touchdown catch, but I think he might have said “Have fun watching ‘Martin’ reruns on your couch in January, Ravens.”"
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com: #4
"The Bengals are playing as well as any team in the league right now. Andy Dalton has never been better."
ESPN.com Panel Power Rankings: #5
"Tyler Eifert exploded in Week 1. Gio Bernard led the way in Week 2. And someone named A.J. Green made his presence felt with a career-high 227 receiving yards in Week 3. Lots of options for Cincy."
Peter King’s of MMQB.SI.com: #5
"Interesting two-game home stand coming up against current two-loss teams: Kansas City and Seattle. The Bengals are good enough now that they can say it would be an upset to lose either, and everyone in the building would believe it."
FanSided.com Writers Power Rankings: #4
"Through three weeks of the season, what more could you really ask for from this Bengals team. They’re 3-0 on the season, and after what they did on Sunday, and no matter what you think of the Ravens, this team valiantly fought back to get the win to move to 3-0 on the year. A.J. green proved to us once again that he’s one of the best in the game, and Andy Dalton has looked like the quarterback Cincinnati fans have been looking for. It’s early, but right now it seems like this team has finally gotten it together. With Ben Roethlisberger’s injury putting the Steelers’ season on thin ice, Cincinnati is the toast of its division. However, another potential playoff trip means little unless it’s accompanied by a victory."
Connor Howe of StripeHype.com: #4
"This year’s Bengals team feels a lot like last year’s team, starting with the fact that both teams jumped out to a quick 3-0 start. This year’s team, however, is much better and as of now, is the clear best team in the AFC behind the Patriots. The Bengals don’t have to deal with an early-season bye like they did in 2014, their team is healthier and they’re all-around stronger and deeper at virtually every position. It will be interesting to see if Andy Dalton can continue his success throughout the rest of the season."
Keep it right here on Stripe Hype for Bengals opinions, news, and updates. If you want to check out how much the Bengals improved over the past two weeks, here is our week one roundup and week two roundup. Let us know your thought in the comments below, or tweet us @stripehype.