AP Pro32 comments about Bengals
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (13)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 13) -- Steady Eddie behind dandy Andy.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 9) -- Hitting stride at the right time -- a young team gaining confidence.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 11)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 10) -- Zimmer's defense leads the league in sacks and they have a RB (BenJarvus Green-Ellis) who's had three straight 100-yard rushing days for the first time in his career.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 12) -- Bengals come up with late interception to seal the win over San Diego and stay within striking distance of a second straight playoff berth, something that hasn't happened under Marvin Lewis.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 10) -- The Bengals defense has 15 sacks in their last four games and leads the NFL with 39.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 13) -- The good news: The Bengals are hot. The bad: They have two games left with Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 12) -- With an October lull well behind them, the Bengals are on a serious playoff surge.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 13) -- They may miss the playoffs, but they are better than a few of the 12 that will make it. Big showdown in Pittsburgh getting closer!
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 13) -- The Bengals are stacking W's and proving to be tough competition.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 11) -- The Bengals are getting more dangerous offensively now that the rushing attack is getting on track. BenJarvus Green-Ellis enjoyed his third consecutive 100-yard outing in last Sunday's 20-13 win over San Diego.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 9) -- They have won three in a row by an average of 21 points per game.
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