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The national media liked the Cincinnati Bengals beating up on a rookie quarterback in Washington. We have to admit, we liked it too. And the power rankings reflected their impression, leapfrogging Cincinnati a handful of positions.
Cincinnati's win over the Cleveland Browns two weeks ago wasn't all that impressive. So said those that compile weekly power rankings, jumping an average 0.5 spots among those that we actually observe. Cincinnati's 38-31 win over the Washington Redskins generated so much interest among pollsters that they are now entirely inside the top-half of the field with a handful of top-ten spots. Their average position this week is 13, an increase of 4.2 spots.
|CBS Sports (Pete Prisco)||9||16|
|Fox Sports (Brian Billick)||10||14|
|Pro Football Talk||14||21|
|Pro Football Weekly||16||20|
|National Football Post||13||14|