2020 NFL Power Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Cincinnati Bengals rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 30.0 (30th)
- Best ranking: 30th (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 30th (Multiple)
Below you will find a Week 15 roundup for the Bengals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 30
Joe Burrow, the top overall pick, had Bengals fans rightfully hyped during his 10 games as a starter before suffering a season-ending knee injury. The Bengals were not competitive against the Cowboys and are in line for yet another top-three pick in 2021.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 30
They need to start to plan on beefing up the team around Joe Burrow. There are way too many holes.
USA Today -- Rank: 30
Their season has seemed over for some time, but Sunday was first instance Cincinnati seemed non-competitive while being blown out by Dallas.
ESPN -- Rank: 30
Nothing is going extremely well for the Bengals. The offense has been ineffective since Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury. The defense has its own injury problems to contend with, in addition to a roster that still needs upgrades. Although defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo's unit has improved in recent weeks, there are questions about its long-term outlook. Even the special teams has its share of woes. While it is currently ranked one of the best in the NFL, the Bengals are trying to figure out what to do at kicker. Veteran Randy Bullock was benched in favor of Austin Seibert for the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Cowboys. -- Ben Baby
NFL.com -- Rank: 30
This season cannot end soon enough for the Bengals. The latest setback, a 30-7 loss to the Cowboys, feels like another part of a long and painful epilogue in the wake of Joe Burrow's crushing knee injury back in Week 11. Cincinnati's inability to protect Burrow led to the premature end of his season, and the issues up front have continued with Brandon Allen under center. Allen takes a beating every week; he's been forced to give way to third-stringer Ryan Finley in back-to-back games due to injuries. Few teams have as clear an offseason directive as the Bengals: Fix the offensive line or leave yourself open to catastrophic consequences. Well, further catastrophic consequences.
+ Previous update: Cincinnati Bengals Week 14 NFL Power Rankings Roundup
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