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Bengals Week 17 Most Valuable Player Award Versus Steelers

We run down the list of nominees for the Bengals Week 17 Most Valuable Player Award. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

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Let's take a look at the Bengals players who had the biggest impact in the team's 27-17 loss to the Steelers on Sunday night. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

Andy Dalton, QB: Yes, he had two interceptions early on, but he also threw two touchdowns and had an outstanding second half. Dalton also had the Bengals on the move for a game-tying/go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter until an A.J. Green fumble killed the drive. He finished the second half 17 of 23 for 163 yards and a touchdown.

Jeremy Hill, RB: The rookie had his fifth 100-yard rushing day in nine weeks and consistently churned up positive yardage. There weren't the big plays we've seen in that span, but Hill was effective, as evidenced by yet another game with over four yards per carry. Hill finished the year with 1,124 rushing yards, nine touchdowns and a staggering 5.1 yards per carry.

Giovani Bernard, RB: The Bengals' other back didn't do much on the ground (just eight yards), but was a threat through the air all evening. Bernard was the team's second-leading receiver with seven catches for 56 yards and a highlight reel touchdown reception.

Reggie Nelson, S: The veteran safety was one of the few Cincinnati defenders that played well on Sunday. He played with attitude, had three tackles, one pass break-up and an interception.