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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals

Throughout the 2021 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:

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Bengals in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 14

Most improved player: LB Logan Wilson

How they've improved: The second-year linebacker has stepped into the team's starting linebacker role well. He has a team-high 46 tackles and three of the team's four interceptions. After primarily being a backup last season, Cincinnati's 2020 third-round pick has displayed some quality moments through the first five games and earned praise from many of his teammates. "He's a really disciplined player," Bengals defensive tackle D.J. Reader said. "I'm really happy a lot of people see that." -- Ben Baby

NFL.com -- Rank: 13

Evan McPherson's NFL career is off to a promising start, but he'll have to do some special things to escape being remembered as The Kicker Who Celebrated Too Soon. The rookie's overtime field-goal attempt against the Packers started straight before veering left and making contact with the flapping orange flag blowing atop the left upright. McPherson thought he'd converted his third game-winning kick in five professional contests, but instead it was a miss that set up an eventual 25-22 loss. McPherson later said he thought the officials were "playing a game" with him. That would have been a pretty mean-spirited prank, to be honest.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 16

They showed well against the Packers and had a real chance to win it. Now comes a trap game in Detroit with the Ravens awaiting them in Week 7.

USA Today -- Rank: 15

WR Ja'Marr Chase may run away and hide with the offensive rookie of the year award as he seemingly improves each week, culminating with a six-catch, 159-yard effort Sunday. He leads all rookies with five TDs and 456 receiving yards.

The Athletic -- Rank: 12

Breakout player: Remember way back when Ja'Marr Chase said the ball was different in the NFL than in college, and that's why he maybe had some drops in the preseason? He clearly got used to it. Sunday, Chase had six catches for a career-high 159 yards and a touchdown to become the second player in NFL history at age 21 or younger with at least 400 yards receiving and five touchdowns in their first five games. Randy Moss was the other.

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