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Week 10 Texans vs Bengals: Unsung Hero of the Week

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We take a look at some of the more underrated Bengals' performances in their loss against the Texans. Cast your vote and sound off on your selection!

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We've already taken a look at some of the biggest contributors at the Bengals' first loss of the season, so now it's time to look at some of the lesser-heralded players in the contest. The M.O. in this post is to nominate others who had not quite made the cut for the MVP nod, but still had their impact felt.

Cast your vote and sound off on your selection for the Bengals' Week 10 "Unsung Hero of the Week"!

QB Andy Dalton: It wasn't the best game from Cincinnati's signal-caller, but his surrounding cast let him down as well. He felt pressure somewhat frequently, while a number of drops and penalties from others made life difficult for the quarterback who had struggled in primetime games throughout his career. Dalton finished with 197 passing yards and an interception on the evening, along with 30 rushing yards on five attempts.

WR A.J. Green: Like his quarterback, Green's night is remembered from a bad play, but he still made a number of good plays on the evening. He had a crucial first down catch on a third-and-18 for 27 yards on the team's final drive and finished as the leading receiver with five catches for 57 yards.

S Reggie Nelson: It was a good night overall for the defense, especially the secondary, and Nelson was part of that crew. He had an interception on a pre-halftime Hail Mary from Brian Hoyer, along with six total tackles and two passes defensed.

LB A.J. Hawk: Hawk has had a minimal statistical impact so far this season, but is also a rotational player on the Bengals' defense. His snap count decreased once again on Monday night with the the recent return of a couple of linebackers, but he still made plays on a defense that kept Cincinnati in the game all evening. Hawk had two tackles and a sack against the Texans. It was his first sack as a member of the Bengals.