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Marvin Lewis

Surprise: Bengals are the unbeaten team vs Seahawks

One of the six remaining undefeated NFL teams will be on the field in Cincinnati on Sunday when Seattle visits.

It's not the Seahawks.

Not only are the Bengals 4-0, they've been as impressive as any squad one quarter into their schedule. They rank second in total offense, are plus 3 in turnover margin and only Atlanta and Arizona have scored more than Cincinnati's 121 points.

With Baltimore off to a weak start and Pittsburgh missing Ben Roethlisberger, the AFC North could be their domain.

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The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Oct 6
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (7)3-03791
2Green Bay Packers (5)4-03772
3Denver Broncos4-03523
4Atlanta Falcons4-03326
5Cincinnati Bengals4-03234
6Carolina Panthers4-03187
7Arizona Cardinals3-13164
8Seattle Seahawks2-23068
9New York Jets3-128314
10St. Louis Rams2-224819
11Pittsburgh Steelers2-22459
12New York Giants2-224420
13Minnesota Vikings2-224211
14Buffalo Bills2-22229
15Dallas Cowboys2-221712
16San Diego Chargers2-221518
17Indianapolis Colts2-220816
18Baltimore Ravens1-317022
19Oakland Raiders2-216515
20Kansas City Chiefs1-316313
21Washington Redskins2-216025
22Philadelphia Eagles1-312917
23Tennessee Titans1-211622
24New Orleans Saints1-310331
25Cleveland Browns1-37827
26Chicago Bears1-37332
27Detroit Lions0-47025
28Houston Texans1-36621
29Miami Dolphins1-36124
30Jacksonville Jaguars1-35430
31San Francisco 49ers1-33928
32Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-33529