Predominantly Orange Week Nine NFL Power Rankings
21.Cincinnati Bengals (19)
Tyler Eifert is back, so there are no more excuses for the Bengals. With the Steelers on a bye, the Bengals had a marvelous opportunity to make up some ground in the division. Instead they come away with a tie that is closer to a loss for them. The Bengals have a look of a team that is about to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
22. Miami Dolphins (22)
The Dolphins have two very nice wins in a row and are now coming off their bye. They certainly seem to be showing improvement under first year coach Adam Gase. Now the key is to not regress at home against a Jets team that has won two in a row.
23. Detroit Lions (17)
Just when you think the Lions have turned the corner they go and deliver a dud like that. The Texans have been a horrible offensive team this year and the Lions had no problem making them look good. What a frustrating team to be a fan of.
24. New Orleans Saints (29)
Nobody questions the Saints ability to play offense. What was surprising though, was their ability to hold the Seahawks offense to only 20 points. This was a good win for a Saints team that is still likely going nowhere. Then again, they are only one game behind the Falcons in the loss column. If they can just become average on defense, they’ll have a chance.