Cincinnati's obliteration of Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders impressed the pollsters.
Apparently the pollsters that makeup the weekly NFL power rankings throughout the mainstream universe were so impressed with Cincinnati's 34-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, they not only showed favorable reaction, they nearly put Cincinnati inside the top-ten collectively. Pete Prisco, ESPN, Brian Billick and Pro Football Talk ranked the Bengals No. 10 whereas the NFL.com, Pro Football Weekly and SB Nation ranked the Bengals lowest, at a modest No. 13.
|CBS Sports (Pete Prisco)||10||17|
|Fox Sports (Brian Billick)||10||14|
|Pro Football Talk||10||15|
|Pro Football Weekly||13||17|