Cincinnati Bengals: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

Last week: 15 (+8)

The Bengals’ win last week was the definition of a statement win. Not only did they beat the Packers, but they did it despite losing the turnover battle by 2. Teams win just 17.9% of the time when losing the turnover battle by 2 historically. I still think Andy Dalton is a limiting factor on this team, but his previous 1-11 record in 2011 and 2012 against eventual playoff teams doesn’t seem relevant at this point. His supporting cast is definitely good enough to mask his flaws, especially their defense. They leaped ahead of the Ravens, who are still unable to consistently move the chains offensively, in the AFC North in my mind this weekend.

Week 3 Studs

RE Michael Johnson

CB Leon Hall

Week 3 Duds

TE Jermaine Gresham

RG Kevin Zeitler

LOLB Vontaze Burfict

DT Geno Atkins

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