AP Pro32 comments about Bengals

AP Pro32 comments about Bengals
October 16, 2012, 4:05 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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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.

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