All it takes is one bad loss and the Bengals are back to the middle of the pack. That's the fragile world of NFL power rankings.
Ouch. Cincinnati's 17-13 loss generated substantially more questions on why the Bengals lost at home to a 1-3 team than how the rising Dolphins beat a 3-1 team tied for the lead in the AFC North during this week's power rankings. Of the rankings we monitor weekly the average ranking is No. 14, roughly a three-position drop from last week.
|CBS Sports (Pete Prisco)||11||6|
|Fox Sports (Brian Billick)||13||8|
|Pro Football Talk||16||13|
|Pro Football Weekly||16||14|