The accolades just keep coming or Andy Dalton. Already nominated for the FedEx Air player of the Week and GNC Never Say Never awards, Dalton claimed the Cincy Jungle MVP this week for his performance against the Buffalo Bills.
Let's add another.
The NFL announced on Wednesday that Dalton has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Dalton, bidding this season to become only the fifth starting QB in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, posted his best passer rating of the season (105.9) in last week’s 27-24 overtime win at Buffalo. He completed 26 of 40 (65.0 percent) for 337 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. His yardage and TD totals were also personal season highs.
Dalton completed all four of his passes in overtime, for 55 yards. He led the offense to a pair of first downs after facing first-down-and-20 from the Cincinnati 13-yard line, securing field position that led to Mike Nugent’s game-winning field goal.
This is Dalton's second AFC Offensive Player of the Week award in his career, following his performance against the New York Giants last year. This is the first weekly or monthly NFL award given to the Bengals this year; most recent was Geno Atkins AFC Defensive Player of the Week against the Pittsburgh Steelers last year.