10. Cincinnati Bengals

Last Week's Rank: 10
Record: 6 - 3
This Week: L vs. Steelers, 17-24
Up Next: @ Baltimore
Trending: Down

In August, if you'd told Bengals fans they'd have the ball with less than three minutes remaining and a chance to beat the Steelers and take No. 1 in the division in Week 10, they'd have signed up in a heartbeat. So Sunday's close loss to Pittsburgh shouldn't hurt that bad. Still, it's hard not to feel that Cincy is entering the "Nice try!" decline to their surprising season. They've got two of the best teams in the NFL in their division, and they play them on consecutive weeks. Win in Baltimore this week and the AFC North is a free-for-all. Lose (more likely), and the Bengals start to think about how they're going to get more help for Andy Dalton and AJ Green with those No. 1 picks they got from the Raiders. --Jack Erwin