Though a bit of luck was involved in the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Browns, the disparity in overall roster skill was apparent. Cincinnati took advantage of a number of injuries the Browns were working through and finally had their offense step up in a big way. The skill position players were particularly impressive in getting the team to 3-4 this season.
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Quarterback Andy Dalton: Another week and another turnover-free performance from the veteran quarterback. He had some big help in the form of his star receiver on Sunday, but he was efficient and made quite a few good throws. Dalton finished 19 of 28 with 308 yards and two touchdown passes. The Bengals' quarterback finished with a staggering 16.2 yards per completion.
Running Back Jeremy Hill: Not to be outdone by Dalton's gaudy yards per completion, Hill only had nine carries on the afternoon, but made the most of every opportunity. The 74-yard touchdown run was the longest since his scamper against the Broncos in 2014, and his 168 yards was a career-best. In a game where A.J. Green was a big storyline, Hill was a major factor in the team's win.
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Wide Receiver A.J. Green: Are we witnessing the best year of No. 18's career? Right before the half, the Bengals' coaching staff was struggling with clock management, so they decided to throw up a prayer to the Pro Bowl wideout. Green inexplicably came down with the football to give Cincinnati a 21-10 lead right before the half. As if that wasn't enough, Green had another 48-yard catch in the third quarter using only one hand. Green finished with eight catches for 169 yards and a touchdown.
Safety Shawn Williams: Had he not lost a fumble when returning an interception, Williams might have an upper-hand against even the most productive Cincinnati skill position players. He had an interception that would have likely given the Bengals an even bigger margin of victory had he hung onto it, but he also added a sack and was part of a group that stifled the Cleveland passing offense.