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Preseason Week 2: Bengals Most Valuable Player vs Lions

We take a look at the best performances by Bengals players in their 30-14 win against the Lions. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

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Even though the Bengals looked pretty solid in the preseason opener against the Vikings, accrued injuries brought a pretty big test for the club in Week 2 against the Lions. Cincinnati's roster passed the test, as the team cruised to a 30-14 win at Ford Field.

Because of the large margin of victory, there are a number of qualified nominees for this week's Bengals MVP award. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for preseason Week 2.

AJ McCarron, Quarterback: For the second straight week, McCarron played sound football, while both leading the team to points and not turning the ball over once again. McCarron finished 10-of-15 for 95 passing yards and a touchdown. He also had an 11-yard rush.

Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver: The Lions have been pleased with how Marvin Jones has looked since leaving Cincinnati in free agency, but one of his Bengals replacements put on a show Thursday night. In a couple of quarters of work, Boyd had two catches for 38 yards. A diving 26-yarder in the first quarter from Andy Dalton was a beauty, while the second for a touchdown showed red zone prowess. As if that wasn't enough, Boyd added a 24-yard punt return in the first quarter. With his performance on Thursday night, Boyd has cemented his status as one of the best players in training camp.

Rex Burkhead, Running Back: The versatile veteran has been buried on the depth chart behind both Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard the past couple of seasons, but his ability to contribute in multiple ways was on display Thursday night. Burkhead averaged 10.5 yards per his four carries to total 42 yards on the ground, while also grabbing three catches for 31 yards.

Carlos Dunlap, Defensive End: It's difficult to point out an MVP in a game when the starters didn't have much playing time, but Dunlap made the most of brief opportunities. He had a sack of Matthew Stafford which also caused a fumble, causing havoc early in the contest for the Lions.

Derron Smith, Safety: The safety position went through a bit of transition for the Bengals this offseason, and Smith is poised for a bit more of a prominent role as a direct backup in 2016. He made a heck of a play by intercepting Dan Orlovsky and took it 60 yards into the end zone. He also had a tackle on defense and the play really turned the tide of