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Cincinnati Bengals Week Nine Most Valuable Player Award

We take a look at the cream of the crop, in terms of Bengals' performances on Sunday. Cast your vote and sound off on who gets your vote for this week's Bengals MVP Award.

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Say what you want about the outcome of this one, but the Cincinnati Bengals managed to avoid the "trap game". Hosting the struggling, win-starved Jacksonville Jaguars turned out to be a bigger task than originally was assumed, thanks to a variety of issues. We will and have discussed those on different posts, but for this one we'll just say that a win is a win.

Cast your vote for this week's Most Valuable Player and sound off on your reasoning behind the vote!

Jeremy Hill, RB: Just a fantastic day from the 'rook. The team needed a workhorse to pound the Jaguars defense and Hill answered the bell to the tune of 154 rushing yards, a 6.4 yard-per-carry average and two touchdowns. It was the best rushing performance since Cedric Benson's 189-yard effort versus the Bears in 2009, and the best by a Bengals rookie running back since Corey Dillon in 1997.

Mohamed Sanu, WR: The third-year wideout has really blossomed into a legitimate, multi-faceted wide receiver. If there is one thing that Hue Jackson can point to as a measure of success in his offense, look no further than Sanu. He did a little bit of it all on Sunday, including two acrobatic catches on deep balls and took another short pass to the house for a touchdown. He finished with four catches for 95 yards and the score.

Andy Dalton, QB: Dalton captained his team to 24 points on four red zone opportunities and had two touchdown passes on the day. He used A.J. Green and Sanu nicely and threw for 233 yards.

Special Teams Unit: When we write these, we don't normally nominate an entire unit, but we felt compelled to this week. Almost every aspect worked well and aided heavily in the Bengals' win. Kevin Huber punted four of his five tries inside the 20-yard line, while Mike Nugent scored seven points for the team on his kicks. Adam Jones had a big punt return to set up a late touchdown and the team blocked two Jacksonville punts, leading to five points. Kudos, coach Simmons.