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Will Additional Bengals Make The Top Player Of 2011 List?

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If you associate Terrell Owens with the Cincinnati Bengals, and there's really no reason why you shouldn't, then the total number of Bengals players that have been announced during the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2011 increases to one. With the countdown having already announced the best players from No. 31-100, Owens remains the only Bengals player ranked, way, way, back at No. 91. And of the Bengals players that are expected to suit up in 2011, Owens is the least likely; therefore it's questionable if you should even think of Owens as a Bengals player in next season and maybe the team's total number of players should revert back to zero. But that's in the eye of the beholder.

With 30 players remaining, we have to wonder if another Bengals player will be ranked. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth appears as the most likely candidate, if Joe Thomas (No. 43) wasn't already been announced. Thomas was voted into the Pro Bowl by the players and coaches whereas Whitworth won the fan vote outright. Peter King is running a parallel list of his own Top 100 Players of 2011, ranking Andrew Whitworth 68th overall. Cedric Benson is another candidate to make the list of the Top 100 Players of 2011. However with Kansas City's Jamaal Charles securing No. 33, it doesn't seem likely. Charles posted 1,467 yards rushing, averaged 6.4 yards/carry and went to the Pro Bowl. Benson didn't come close to those type of numbers.

The Baltimore Ravens lead the AFC North with three players (Terrell Suggs, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco) with Pittsburgh (Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr Woodley) and Cleveland (Joe Thomas, Joshua Cribbs) rounding out the division.