NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (17)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 20) - There's life in these Tigers.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - This team has made a nice resurgence - a serious threat to Steelers.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 15) - Playing better on defense and Dalton isn't turning the ball over the last two weeks.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 17) - Bengals follow up blowout of defending Super Bowl champions with another excellent performance, even if the competition was inferior. But hey, the Chiefs played well the week before in Pittsburgh, so give credit to Cincy for not giving KC a chance in this one.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 17) - The 5-5 Bengals cling to playoff contention even though they are better on the road (3-2) than at home (2-3).
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 17) - Somewhere, A.J. Green is scoring another touchdown.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 16) - With a prolonged October funk behind them, they're on the rise.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 16) - A.J. Green may be the best receiver in football right now, Dalton has his confidence back and the defense is back on track. A dangerous team going forward.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 17) - Two impressive wins in a row for the Bengals.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 14) - A strong argument can be made that wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Geno Atkins are the best players at their respective positions in the AFC.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 15) - They have won two straight by 18 points or more, and the arrow is pointing up.