Beating the Pittsburgh Steelers with the implication of making the postseason gave Cincinnati tons of Power Rankings street cred over the weekend. Most rankings are top-ten, save for a few but the averages fell to 9.7. We would say that by making the Super Bowl, that average would fall to No. 1 but we're fairly that the mainstream media would struggle to rank them higher than No. 5.
Our own SB Nation writes that the Bengals "lack consistency". In a way they have a point. The Bengals have won six of their last seven games, not seven straight.
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