The Associated Press Pro 32 Comments On The Cincinnati Bengals

Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

The Associated Press Pro 32 is a Power Ranking system that the organization put together this year with a 12-member panel of former players, analysts and respected journalists around the country. Each first place vote counts as 32 points, second place vote is 31 points and so forth. The points are then tallied and the team with the most points ranks as the top team in the AP Pro 32, essentially the No. 1 in a Power Rankings.

The Cincinnati Bengals ranked No. 18 this week. After the jump you can see what each member writes about the Bengals this week.

Chris Berman (ESPN, 19) -- In win column.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 18) -- Love the way Andy Dalton handles himself. The Bengals are set at the most key position.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 19) -- Offense bounced back last week, but defense is still giving up too many yards.

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 16) -- Zimmer not happy with the play of the D as they prepare for the Skins and RG3.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 22) -- Best way to recover from an opening-day debacle in Baltimore? Play at home against Cleveland. Bengals thump Browns as Andy Dalton matches his career high with three TD passes.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 20) -- QB Andy Dalton has already been sacked a league-high 10 times. That's not winning football.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 18) -- Mike Zimmer's not the only guy upset. I'm worried about the Bengals' defense, too. It's one thing to get zinged by Baltimore. But then they let Cleveland put up 27 ... in Cincinnati, no less. Not good.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 15) -- Something's wrong with Mike Zimmer's defense and Marvin Lewis wants answers.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 20) -- Their defense let Brandon Weeden in his first road game ever throw for 322 yards and two touchdowns. The Browns defense also sacked Dalton six times.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 19) -- Andy Dalton responded after a tough Week 1.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 17) -- The Bengals need to tighten a defense that is surrendering 434.5 yards a game.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 17) -- The Bengals can score, but they are going to have to score plenty in order to keep pace with what opponents are doing against their defense.

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