AFC Power Rankings Week 9: MNF Update

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3. player. 56. <p>As a result of the Broncos’ dominant performance on Sunday Night Football against the cream of the NFC crop, the Bengals get bumped down a spot in this week’s AFC power rankings. In just about any other season, the Bengals would be far and away the best team in the league, but the top-heavy nature of the AFC this year puts the Bengals at No. 3 heading into Week 9.</p> <p>The Bengals didn’t do a good job of getting Giovani Bernard involved on Sunday. The shifty back touched the ball just three times, which hurt the Bengals’ offense and fantasy football owners alike. When this offense is clicking on all cylinders, only the New England Patriots are more lethal. To click on all cylinders, it’s necessary that Gio sees at least 10 or 12 touches come his way.</p>. AFC North. 7-0. Cincinnati Bengals

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