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Bengals crack top 5 of Peter King’s latest power rankings

The respected sportswriter is high on the Bengals.

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The Cincinnati Bengals will enter the 2023-24 season among the favorites to reach Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas and win it all.

With that said, it’s no surprise NBC Sports’ Peter King is very high on the Bengals as he has Cincinnati ranked No. 3 in his Offseason Power Rankings.

“Since New Year’s Day 2022, Cincinnati has beaten Kansas City by 3, 3 and 3, and lost by 3—after being tied at 20 with 30 seconds left and punting to Patrick Mahomes,” King wrote. (Guess what happened.) Lucky for the Bengals, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo didn’t get the Arizona job—he’s been as good as a schemer can be against Mahomes.”

King grouped the Bengals in a “They’ve got Super Bowl vibes” tier that also includes the Chiefs, 49ers, and Bills. Only the Eagles, who were ranked No. 1 and in its own tier of ‘Can’t find a weakness’, and the Chiefs (ranked No. 2) are ahead of the Bengals in the power rankings.

Here’s his full top 32:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. San Francisco 49ers
  5. Buffalo Bills
  6. Detroit Lions
  7. Baltimore Ravens
  8. Miami Dolphins
  9. New York Jets
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. New York Giants
  12. Seattle Seahawks
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars
  14. Minnesota Vikings
  15. Los Angeles Chargers
  16. Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. Cleveland Browns
  18. Tennessee Titans
  19. Las Vegas Raiders
  20. New England Patriots
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Atlanta Falcons
  23. Denver Broncos
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Indianapolis Colts
  27. Washington Commanders
  28. Los Angels Rams
  29. Chicago Bears
  30. Houston Texans
  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  32. Arizona Cardinals