Posted September 11, 2012 on
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Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (18)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 18) - Not quite ready for prime time.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - Just can't take them more seriously until they beat Ravens or Steelers.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 22) - Still can't beat the top 2 in the AFC North
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 17) - Don't panic, still a good team!
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 19) - Man, did that one slip away in a hurry. Andy Dalton had the Bengals close at 17-13 in the third quarter, and it all came undone. Dalton's pick six to Ed Reed didn't help.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 18) - The Bengals need to do a better job of protecting quarterback Andy Dalton. They can be a playoff team - but not if Dalton is sacked four times each week.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 21) - I didn't think the Bengals would win Monday, but I didn't think they'd get torched, eit...
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Comments on the New York Giants by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
NEW YORK GIANTS (10)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4) - Game one mulligan.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 5) - Opening night loss was a wake-up call. Their pass rush is fierce, but their secondary looks vulnerable.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 12) - Wake-up call for the champs.
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