We are giving you our list of the Cincinnati Bengals Most Valuable Player candidates for the Week Twelve game against the Houston Texans. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for this week's award!
Jeremy Hill, RB: Though his carries were cut into a bit, Hill delivered plays as a runner and receiver. He had more than four yards per carry, 96 combined yards and a touchdown. Since his workload has increased, Hill has been a big key to the Bengals' success.
A.J. Green, WR: The Pro Bowl wideout set a career-best for receptions in a game with 12, and had 121 yards on the day. Though none were of a "huge" variety, Green constantly moved the chains and made some nice contested catches. It was one of the best days by Green in his career and that is saying something.
Rey Maualuga, LB: The embattled linebacker has strung two of his best games together as a pro in as many weeks. He was the second-leading tackler with six total, swarmed in on the safety against the Texans' offense and added a critical interception to start the second half. The entire defense has played exponentially better since No. 58 has been back in the fold.
Mike Nugent, K: Nugent only had two attempts on the day, but both were in the fourth quarter and proved huge for the Bengals. The first was a 31-yarder that stopped the Texans' momentum of 10 unanswered points, while the second was a bomb from 49 yards to essentially end the game. Another good outing from a guy who was feeling major heat a month ago.
Kevin Huber, P: The Bengals' punter had four kicks on Sunday and all four landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line to go along with a 46.5 average per punt. That's a testament to a lot of things, but Huber's power and accuracy with his leg are the most obvious. It was another game that should be highlighted on a Pro Bowl resume this year.
Andy Dalton, QB: The Texans made some nice adjustments at halftime to try and stop Dalton, who was en fuego in the first half. Cincinnati's signal-caller finished with 233 yards passing, one touchdown and an interception. He was crisp throughout a good portion of the game and led the offense to multiple third down conversions on drives in the fourth quarter.