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Bengals Week Fourteen "Unsung Hero Of The Week Award" Versus Steelers

We take a look at some of the Bengals players whose contributions may have gone overlooked in the team's 42-21 loss to the Steelers.

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There were only two worthy candidates for the weekly MVP Award, so that means the path is a bit more open for this week's "Unsung Hero of the Week Award". It could be said that the nominees for this award don't come without their own game tape flaws against the Steelers, but they did contribute.

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Jermaine Gresham, TE: Yes, No.84 had a day filled with some familiar issues, i.e. penalties and a drop, but he also had some other big contributions. He had a big ten-yard touchdown grab and had two others on the day to go along with his usual work as a blocker. He finished with three catches for 23 yards and that touchdown.

Jeremy Hill, RB: Some could argue that Hill was egregiously under-used on Sunday, getting only eight rushing attempts and eleven total touches, but he made them count. He had 67 total yards on those touches and averaged close to six yards per carry on the ground.

Kevin Huber, P: In an unfortunate stat, Huber had to punt the ball seven times on the afternoon. A couple of them were short, but most were consistently good shots, as evidenced by his 44-yard average. His lone punt inside the 20-yard line was a beauty that pinned the Steelers at their own six-yard line.

Vincent Rey, LB: The defense let up almost 550 yards of offense to Pittsburgh, but Rey was one of the best defenders on the day. He was particularly active early on, with an important pass break-up on third down to Heath Miller and was flying to the ball. He had 15 total tackles on the day and helped clean up messes left by the missed tackles of others. Still, even with 15 of his own, Rey wasn't wholly excused from the tackling issues himself.