When it comes to the Bengals I know I've been sipping at the kool-aid, but I have to ask what exactly has Peter King been drinking? Seriously, he has the Bengals one spot above Detroit at 23. What ??? The division champs, who have not had a significant loss during the off-season, and can arguably claim to have upgraded a couple of positions, are suddenly not only not in the top ten, but are in the bottom third of the league.
I know a power ranking in May is ridiculous by definition, but how about a little love for the team. He has the Bengals one spot below the Arizona Cardinals, who lost their team leaders on both the offensive side and defensive side of the ball. He has them two below Jacksonville who are in complete disarray. Three below the Washington Redskins who have no receivers, no running game, no offensive line, and are going to try to convert to a 3-4 defense.
I under stand that conventional wisdom is that the North division is the Ravens, but how do the Steelers rate as the second best team in the division. Didn't the just lose one of their top receivers in Holmes? Isn't their main offensive weapon going to be on the side-lines for the first 6 weeks of the season? Does anyone really believe he will be rust free for the first couple games back?
He has Denver at #18, a team now that will forever be known for the biggest single season collapse. He has Carolina at #8.
I'm sorry, that is just ridiculous. How does this guy get paid to write about football?
I can't wait for the season to start so we can prove King wrong.