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NFL.com lists Bengals defense just below the top 4 in the league.

“Bengals defense ranking”:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000047364/article/defensive-power-rankings-texans-niners-elite

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Top Shelf: HOU, SF, BAL, PIT

Next Level: SEA, NYG, NYJ, PHI, ARI, CIN, KC

Knocking on the door: DET, CHI, GB, DAL

Middle of the pack: BUF, OAK, ATL, JAX, WAS

Not sold: MIA, DEN, CLE, SD, NE, CAR, STL, TEN

Sub-mediocre: NO, TB, MIN, IND

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Their top few make sense: Baltimore & Pittsburgh have been dominate top-10 defenses for much of the last decade....and San Francisco was the top defense last year.

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But in the grouping right below them was the Cincinnati Bengals. Imagine that – props from the national media. What gives?

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Here are their quotes regarding the teams in our division:




Baltimore isn't nearly as old as you think, while Pittsburgh still has a surplus of linebacker talent and great continuity under Dick Lebeau.

We love Bengals coordinator Mike Zimmer and his deep rotation of pass rushers.

Cleveland wasn't as good as their ranking last year indicated.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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