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Week 5 Seahawks vs Bengals: Most Valuable Player

We roll out the list of nominees for the weekly Bengals MVP award. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

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It was a game for the ages on Sunday, especially for a franchise starved for big wins. In the matchup that provided us with extra football, the Bengals had a number of players who could be on the Most Valuable Player list for the Week 5. Cast your vote and be sure to sound off on your winner!

Andy Dalton, QB: Though he had an ugly interception which ended up being a 6-10 point swing, Dalton had three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing). Cincinnati's signal-caller also had his third straight 300-yard passing game and led the team to an amazing comeback for the win.

Tyler Eifert, TE: Both of Dalton's passing touchdowns went Eifert's way, who is quickly closing in on a Pro Bowl campaign in 2015. While the touchdowns were beauties, Eifert's prettiest play of the afternoon was his diving 25-yard catch to help set up the game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. He finished with eight catches for 90 yards and the two scores.

Mike Nugent, K: Speaking of field goals, how about the bounce-back from "Nuge" this week? He knocked in two huge field goals to win the game, with the game-tying one being a total fire drill situation. He also booted three extra points, which as we know by now, can be adventures.

Adam Jones, CB/PR: Jones is in his sixth year with the Bengals and like a great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, he gets better with age. Jones had a big interception in the third quarter when the Seahawks were ready to score and averaged 22 yards per punt on three returns. Those returns were at the end of the game to help catapult the team to a win.

Carlos Dunlap, DE: What a whale of a game form the defensive end. If Dalton is the most improved player this year, Dunlap has to be a close second. And, that's saying something given his past productivity. Big No. 96 had 1.5 sacks, six total tackles and a number of other hits on Russell Wilson.

Giovani Bernard, RB: It wasn't a huge day from a running back, but a very efficient one. Bernard had 101 yards from scrimmage (80 rushing, 21 receiving) and was a huge key on late drives to cement the win. He has been getting the bulk of the work and has answered the bell.