Bengals Rise to Prominence

In case you haven’t heard, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 16-10. The game itself was uglier than the perfect record the Bengals possess. Quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Ben Roethlisberger combined for 5 interceptions. But the defense stepped up with 3 Cincinnati interceptions. The win brings the Bengals’ record to 7-0, a franchise best. Yes, no Cincinnati Bengals team has ever gone 7-0. The last time Cincinnati went 6-0 (1988), they made it to Super Bowl XXIII. With the Bengals’ excellent start, they have climbed many ‘power rankings’ in the national media. The AP Pro32 rankings below have them tied for 2nd place (with Denver) behind only New England. Four undefeated teams remain in the NFL:

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 7-0
PV Rank

1

Points

384

2
Record: 7-0
5
366
2
Record: 7-0
3
366
4
Record: 7-0
4
347
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