AP Pro32 comments about Bengals
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (12)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 14) -- Quietly winning below AFC North radar.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 14) -- Have quietly put together three-game winning streak with consistent play.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 12) -- Comment currently unavailable
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 9) -- If Dalton to Green doesn't get your attention then maybe a defense that leads the league in sacks will.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 10) -- The Bengals lead the NFL with 17 sacks.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 8) -- The more I see of Andy Dalton, the more I wonder if he's not the best quarterback in last year's class.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 9) -- Mike Zimmer's pass rush gets after people. Just ask battered Blaine Gabbert.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 12) -- They still don't beat playoff teams, but they also don't lose to anyone else. The defense is improving and Andy Dalton has lots of weapons on offense.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 15) -- This team is explosive on offense led by quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green. And DC Mike Zimmer can coach some ball.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 8) -- A 27-10 road rout of Jacksonville marked Cincinnati's best defensive showing of the 2012 season. Wide receiver A.J. Green (six catches for 117 yards and one touchdown) wasn't bad, either.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 12) -- Three straight wins has the Bengals trending up. We'll see if the trend continues against the Dolphins.
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