As if Andy Dalton detractors aren't hating enough of their lives, the third-year quarterback has been winning a lot of people (that wish to wage the argument) over after a run of quality performances against the Bills and Lions. Admittedly, the return of inconsistent Andy always sits like a shadow in the back of my mind, but for now, we're enjoying it.
And so are you.
We nominated five players after the Bengals 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Andy Dalton (372 yards, 3 touchdowns), A.J. Green (6 catches, 155 yards, TD), Vontaze Burfict (13 tackles, two for loss, QB hit and two passes defensed), Carlos Dunlap (five tackles, blocked FG), and Mike Nugent (game-winning 54-yard field goal.
After millions and millions of you voted, we have a winner: Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton.
Week 7 (Lions): QB Andy Dalton (372 yards, 3 TDs)
Week 6 (Bills): QB Andy Dalton (337 yards, 3 TDs)
Week 5 (Patriots): DE Wallace Gilberry (1.5 QB sacks, 2 QB hits, FF)
Week 4 (Browns): S George Iloka (6 tackles, near-pick)
Week 3 (Packers): DE Michael Johnson (7 tackles, 1.5 QB sacks, FF, TFL, 4 QB hits)
Week 2 (Steelers): RB Giovani Bernard (65 total yards, 2 TDs)
Week 1 (Bears): LB Vontaze Burfict (8 tackles, INT, pass defensed)