Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Titans, Steelers & Seahawks stand alone
By Will Lomas
28. Cincinnati Bengals (-2)
Oh, Bengals. What are you doing?
With nearly 20 minutes left in the game, the Bengals were up 27-21 and they got the ball three times before the game was over and they missed a field goal, punted, and threw an interception. That was after they blew a 21-0 lead.
This has to be pretty demoralizing for the Bengals who should have won this game but instead watched their franchise QB throw an interception with the game on the line. I believe in Joe Burrow, but they are doing him no favors right now.
27. Atlanta Falcons (+2)
The first win of the season coming after a coaching switch seems like an interim coach’s right of passage at this point.
More than the win, it was great to see Julio Jones getting back to his dominant self and this team looked like they were on a mission to prove that the next coach should build the team around them as centerpieces. Inevitably there will be some moves, but for now, it is exciting watching this competition bring out the best in this team.
Right now they are auditioning for their jobs, but beyond that, they are trying tying to show that the franchise should be respected and viewed as the top job available in what is starting to look like a field full of job openings in the NFL.