The Bengals left Cleveland with a well-rounded win and continue to have a pulse in the AFC playoff picture. In their 23-10 Week 14 win over the Browns, there were a number of offensive players who shined as this week's MVP candidates. However, in any win, other solid performances can get lost in the shuffle.
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Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver: The rookie pass-catcher is gaining steam as the year is wearing on and seems to catch everything that comes his way. Even though Tyler Eifert got the fanfare with his two touchdown catches, Boyd finished the day with six catches for 49 yards. His team-lead in catches and yards were huge on a day with poor weather.
Alex Erickson, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner: Erickson had just one catch for 16 yards, but he also helped out in the return game. His 24-yard punt return late in the second quarter set the Bengals up in field goal position right before the half, pointing to his contributions in multiple respects.
Rex Burkhead, Running Back: The Bengals ran all over the Browns once again, with Jeremy Hill generating 111 yards and Burkhead adding a career-high 45 rushing yards on nine carries. He also had one catch for six yards, filling in well for the injured Giovani Bernard on Sunday.
Karlos Dansby, Linebacker: While the veteran is still looking like a chase-and-tackle type of player in his NFL golden years, he was highly productive against his former team. He racked up 12 total tackles and a sack against Cleveland. Some of the tackles were well beyond the line of scrimmage, but it was still one of his better performances with Cincinnati.
George Iloka: While Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones got the lion's share of positive publicity this week for their efforts against Terrelle Pryor, Sr., Iloka and Shawn Williams kept things on lockdown deep down the field. Robert Griffin III only had 104 passing yards and the interception he threw went into Iloka's hands. He also added three tackles.