Cincinnati Bengals: Near Top of FanSided Power Rankings

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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This week, FanSided named the Bengals their number three team on their post draft power rankings. Are they worth the ranking?

If there is one thing the Bengals couldn’t do in the first half of the 2015 season, it was lose. Now, the Bengals will head into the 2016 season hoping to repeat the success they found early on and carry it into a sixth straight playoff appearance.

SpinZone’s own Jim Vickers gave the Bengals the three spot in his post draft power rankings on Monday to start the league’s preparation for the 2016 NFL season. Vickers is convinced the Bengals have unfinished business, in fact, this is what he had to say:

"The Bengals were on fire last season until quarterback Andy Dalton went down in Week 14. The league has gone cornerback wild in this year’s draft and Cincy followed suit in Round One, selecting William Jackson III ahead of the rival Steelers.They grabbed wide receiver Tyler Boyd in the second round to replace out-going free agents. The interesting pick may be Andrew Billings, a beast of a defensive lineman, who slid in the draft to No. 122.The playoffs have been like an albatross around the Bengals’ necks, they have unfinished business."

The Bengals players have been very clear, they feel last season’s end left them something to prove. Even with the loss of Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Reggie Nelson, the Bengals had a strong draft, picked up a few key players in free agency, and kept two of the biggest defensive assets during the free agent frenzy.

Who were ahead of the Bengals in the power rankings? Check out the article linked above. You might be more surprised by who is not.

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