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Bengals Players Power Rankings: Week Six

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The Cincinnati Bengals Player Power Rankings is a weekly ranking system that not only figures the best players on the team, but the players playing the best. Despite being out of their control, injuries and inactives are huge hits largely because they're not contributing. This week, we welcome back Leon Hall and a non-starting defender into the top ten.

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Rank

Player

Last Week

Change

Notes

1

A.J. Green

1

--

A.J. Green needed to be better than he was on Sunday. He fumbled twice and couldn't get open when the Dolphins doubled him. Even in his worst game, he caught 9 passes and a TD.

2

Geno Atkins

2

--

Geno Atkins went up against the best center in the NFL and came out with an above average game.

3

Andy Dalton

3

--

Dalton had his worst game of the year. He missed open players, locked onto covered targets and took unnecessary sacks.

4

Andre Smith

5

+1

Andre Smith is the best offensive lineman on the roster now. He's good in pass protection and above average as a run blocker. He's flashing more every game.

5

Carlos Dunlap

6

+1

Dunlap causes problems when he's on the field but the Bengals need to find more ways to actually get him on the field besides just playing nickel DE.

6

Andrew Whitworth

4

-2

Andrew Whitworth is still a very smart and effective pass blocker, but right now, he's not getting any push in the run game.

7

Reggie Nelson

7

--

Nelson has put together back-to-back good games. He's been very physical and is playing down-hill against the run. We need a splash play now.

8

Leon Hall

12

+4

Leon Hall looks like he's close to being all the way back from injury. He's a good all-around corner when healthy.

9

Jermaine Gresham

9

--

Gresham is playing nicely these last three weeks. He let up a sack in pass protection again and could drop because of that.

10

Adam Jones

10

+1

Pacman didn't allow a catch and has only allowed 6 all season. His coverage has been excellent.

11

Andrew Hawkins

10

-1

Andrew Hawkins made his one big play again this week; a nice jumping catch down the seam. He also dropped a crucial 3rd down pass.

12

Mike Nugent

8

-4

Nugent missed his first kick and it was a big one. He probably shouldn't have been in that situation, but when called upon the franchise kicker needs to hit that one.

13

Michael Johnson

13

--

Johnson picked up another sack and was pretty good in the running game.

14

Domata Peko

14

--

Peko had a good day in the run game when Pouncey didn't block him.

15

Kevin Zeitler

15

--

Zeitler, for the most part, was above average. It's the handful of plays that remind you that he's a rookie still.

16

Clint Boling

16

--

Boling had one of his poorest days this year. The good Dolphins DL out-matched him.

17

Vontaze Burfict

20

+3

You could make the case that Burfict is now the Bengals best LB... and almost nobody would argue with you.

18

Manny Lawson

17

-1

Lawson was pretty good against the run but that one play where Reggie Bush annihilated him over the middle in coverage ruined his day. Lawson is just so stiff.

19

Nate Clements

19

--

Clements had a better week at safety. Watch him against the run--he's still learning. He's been good in deep coverage.

20

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

18

-2

Green-Ellis cannot do a thing correctly right now. He's not making anybody miss and he isn't hitting the hole with speed and power.

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