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Cincinnati Bengals: Power Rankings Roundup Week 14


Dec 6, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis congratulates Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) after a fourth quarter score against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals left Cleveland with a huge divisional victory and an even more incredible defensive showing the last two weeks. They made some impressions on fans and NFL analysts, but did they make up any ground in the Power Rankings? Well, check out this weeks Power Rankings Roundup for week 14.

FanSided Staff Power Rankings: #3

"Good golly, Miss Molly did the Cincinnati Bengals look good on Sunday. Sure they were playing the hapless Cleveland Browns, but still: it was the Battle for Ohio, y’all!" Power Rankings: #3

"A.J. Green has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in a season once again. The list of receivers with 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons? Green and Randy Moss."

Elliot Harrison of #3

"Cincy sure looked darn good Sunday. (Of course, if you divide by the Browns factor, maybe they were simply solid.) Everyone got into the act: Jeremy Hill rushed for 98 yards, A.J. Green posted 102 yards in the first half and Marvin Jones contributed a nice touchdown late. Meanwhile, the defense accomplished something no NFL team has been able to do: contain Austin Davis."

Peter King of #4

"Not sure the 37-3 win over Cleveland said anything more than this: The Cleveland Browns are truly a horrible football team."

USA Today’s Power Rankings: #4

"League’s stingiest defense has allowed 10 points or fewer in five of last six weeks and 10 total over last two games."

The Cincinnati Bengals will head into week 14 in hopes to put away the AFC North early, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers trail the Bengals by three games with only four remaining. If the Bengals can win both this week and next week, they could be in perfect position for a first round bye heading into the playoffs. The only question remaining, is can they win in the playoff’s?