NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (11)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 16) - Once again winning games they "should."
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 9) - Playing best football right now, which could lead to playoff berth.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 12)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 10) - After losing four straight, they have now won three in a row (zero interceptions from Dalton in those three wins).
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 12) - Andy Dalton once again shows why it was the right time for the Bengals to let Carson Palmer go last year. Dalton outplays Palmer in Cincy to keep the Bengals' playoff hopes on track.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 11) - Free-agent addition Benjarvus Green-Ellis has rushed for 100 yards in each of his last two games, a pair of Cincinnati victories.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 14) - The Bengals are hot at just the right time. Only two problems still remain: Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Cincinnati can't beat them.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 11) - The defense is settling down and the offense is now in high gear.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 15) - The Bengals are a hot team right now with Andy Dalton throwing nine touchdown passes in the last three games. They will get their chance against the Steelers and Ravens later this season.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 14) - The Bengals welcomed Carson back and sent him home unhappy.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 10) - How much longer can the Bengals continue to fly under the NFL radar? After a four-game losing streak, Cincinnati has won its past three contests against the New York Giants, Kansas City and Oakland by a 93-29 margin.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 10) - They have outscored their last three opponents by an average of 21 points.