Bengals Players Power Rankings: Week Eleven

John Grieshop

The Cincinnati Bengals Player Power Rankings is a weekly ranking system that not only figures the best players on the team, but the players playing the best. Despite being out of their control, injuries and inactives are huge hits largely because they're not contributing. This week, we see tons of movement after the Bengals blew-out the New York Giants.

Rank

Player

Last Week

Change

Notes

1

A.J. Green

1

--

Green may have mistakenly ruffled some Giants feathers but didn't they know he's the best receiver in football? It was refreshing to see a Bengals player back up their comments, even if they were meant to be harmless.

2

Geno Atkins

2

--

Giants' best lineman, Chris Snee was hurting and Geno Atkins showed no mercy.

3

Andre Smith

3

--

Did you notice Justin Tuck, Pierre-Paul or and of the Giants defensive lineman? Me either.

4

Leon Hall

4

--

Hall was back in the slot this week and shut down maybe the most explosive slot WR in the NFL, Victor Cruz.

5

Andy Dalton

6

+1

Welcome back to the top 5, Andy Dalton. The best part about Sunday's game was how under-control Dalton was with the offense at the line.

6

Andrew Whitworth

5

-1

Tremendous pass blocking performance, crappy run blocking day. They don't even ask him to push his man anymore; just wall him off. Strange.

7

Kevin Zeitler

7

--

I saw the rookie get blown up once from a blitzing LB, but that was his only negative play that jumped out at me.

8

Carlos Dunlap

15

+7

This is the Dunlap we need every week but the one I'm afraid we'll never consistently get.

9

Adam Jones

19

+10

Adam Jones had a game to remember. He started it off with a crazy punt return and followed it up with a few pass breakups and a forced fumble.

10

Jermaine Gresham

10

--

He wasn't heavily involved but Gresham answered the call every time he had an opportunity.

11

Michael Johnson

8

-3

Johnson has reached no-man's land recently. He's just out there.

12

Andrew Hawkins

12

--

Hawkins caught a TD and would've had another if he could've kept his feet in. Sanu has started taking some of his slot reps.

13

Clint Boling

14

+1

He doesn't make any "wow" blocks but he also doesn't make any bone-head plays. I'll take that.

14

Vontaze Burfict

11

-3

Burfict is a lightning rod for praise and criticism. He electrifies the defense with big hits but he's also been getting a little wild in coverage and with run fits.

15

Reggie Nelson

9

-6

Nelson was hurt last week and to be honest, the defense didn't miss him. Having two smart, veterans safeties in Crocker & Clements was refreshing.

16

Mike Nugent

13

-3

Nugent's kickoffs were much better this week and the Giants had an average start behind their 20.

17

Domata Peko

17

--

Maybe he's one of those guys that plays better when he gets more rest in the form of Pat Sims. Peko had his first good game this year.

18

Terence Newman

18

--

I'm more impressed with Newman's tackling because it's better than it ever has been in his career. Credit to Zimmer.

19

Nate Clements

20

+1

That was the most comfortable game Clements has had this year in the CB/S role.

20

Rey Maugaluga

NA

--

His best game of the year as he finally looked close to 100% healthy... 10 weeks into the season.

Just Missed the Cut: Mohamed Sanu, Chris Crocker, Kevin Huber, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Pat Sims

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