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Jeremy Hill nominated for Week 17 FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Jeremy Hill has been nominated for his first NFL weekly award of the season, though it took 17 weeks to reach the milestone.

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It took Bengals running back Jeremy Hill 17 weeks to have his best game of the season. On Sunday, Hill looked decidedly different as he ran for 96 rushing yards on 16 carries (6.0 avg.) and added a touchdown in the Bengals' 24-16 win against the Baltimore Ravens. Hill had his longest run of the season on that touchdown, a 38-yard carry on 4th and 1 that saw him run straight up the middle and outrun two Ravens defenders.

Hill finished off the touchdown with one of his dances.

In an overall disappointing season for the second year running back out of LSU, Hill is tied for a league-high 11 rushing touchdowns, nine of which came inside goal-line territory. He also has another touchdown from an Andy Dalton pass. While a 12 win season for the Bengals is nothing to pout about, if Hill is able to continue pushing forward with performances like Sunday's in the postseason, he can shift the mostly-negative narrative that has surrounded his sophomore season.

You can vote for Hill to win the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award here!