Aug 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) tries to make a pass as an Atlanta Falcons defender closes in during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE
Another week and another victory for the Cincinnati Bengals. Though they haven't been perfect in their two preseason games this year, there are a lot of positives that came out of both games. While there wasn't a great offensive performance in their win over the Jets, the team did do some things in the passing game against the Falcons that had fans cheering.
Here are some of the players we looked at for the preseason week two Most Valuable Player award. Some of these are "usual suspects" that we awarded last season.
Wide receiver A.J. Green didn't have a great first game against the Jets. He only had one reception and dropped a sure touchdown pass in the game. He didn't disappoint in the second game against the Falcons. He had a great catch off of a beautiful double move on Asante Samuel that led to a 50-yard touchdown strike. Green finished the game with two catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
The Bengals starting defensive line was very stout against the run through the first two quarters. Michael Turner only mustered negative three yards on three carries for the evening. Though the group didn't garner any sacks on the evening, they once again proved that they will be a force against the run in 2012. And that's without players like Carlos Dunlap, Robert Geathers, and Pat Sims in the lineup.
We decided to give the MVP Award to quarterback Andy Dalton. Not only was he confident in his arm strength, but he also showed great poise as he faced a lot of pressure throughout the night. He finished the night with eight completions on 14 attempts, along with 125 yards and the 50-yard strike to Green. As Green goes, so does Dalton, but it proved to be the opposite on Thursday night.
Who gets your vote for the preseason week two MVP?
Who gets your Bengals Preseason Week Two MVP Award?
Andy Dalton (111 votes)
Bengals Defensive Line (149 votes)
A.J. Green (68 votes)
Other (23 votes)
351 total votes