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NFL Power Rankings: Slidin' on down

After inching closer to top-five status last week, the Bengals are bouncing back out.

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Pete Prisco:

They are still sitting pretty for a playoff berth, but that was ugly at Pittsburgh. They need to open up the offense more.

Brian Billick:

The Bengals had a chance to overtake the No. 2 seed in the AFC. Instead, they didn't even clinch a playoff spot.


Andy Dalton has the worst Total QBR of any quarterback on a division leader (52.8). The only other below 60 is Cam Newton (57.5). Minnesota's secondary will help him out.

The list.

SB Nation 9 7 7
ESPN 9 8 8 (Prisco) 8 5 7
Fox Sports (Billick) 8 7 6 8 8 8
Pro Football Talk 11 5 6