NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (20)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - Pay attention next time.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 25) - Heading in the wrong direction. Next game against Steelers is crucial.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 16)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 18) - Dalton struggling right now but that won't last long ... too good of a player.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25) - Losing is bad enough. Losing to a divisional opponent on an 11-game losing streak is worse. Especially when that divisional opponent is Cleveland.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 14) - Andy Dalton is the only NFL quarterback who has thrown an interception in every one of his team's games this season.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 16) - My faith in the Bengals has been shaken the past two weeks, but anything is possible in the AFC North now.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 17) - Mike Zimmer's defense has taken a major step back from its 2011 playoff form.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 20) - All of a sudden a team that never loses to non- playoff teams has dropped two in a row. They have the talent to stay in the playoff race but it starts with the Steelers this week. In two years the Bengals haven't beaten a playoff team.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 21) - When you lose to Cleveland your moving on down.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 16) - Consecutive losses to two teams with then-losing records (Miami and Cleveland) exposed flaws in a fading playoff front-runner.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 19) - They were showing promise but now are losing games they are supposed to win.