The Bengals set off to Cleveland to attempt to salvage their 2017 season and, boy, did they answer the bell. After an ugly first quarter, Cincinnati made a number of big plays en route to a 31-7 victory in “The Battle of Ohio”.
Will this single win turn around their season? That remains to be seen, but there were a number of impressive individual performances by Bengals players on Sunday. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner of the Bengals’ Week 4 Most Valuable Player!
Quaterback Andy Dalton: We started to see some signs of marked improved last week against the Packers from Dalton, but there just isn’t much like facing the Browns’ defense. No. 14 threw four touchdown passes and 286 yards, while only missing five passes on 30 attempts. In short, it was one of the best days of Dalton’s career on Sunday.
Wide receiver A.J. Green: The usually low-key receiver made a passionate plea for the football a couple of weeks ago and he has stepped up in a big way. After a 110-yard, one touchdown performance against Green Bay in Week 3, Green had another score and 63 receiving yards against Cleveland.
Tight end Tyler Kroft: After seeming to slip to nearly the No. 3 tight end on the depth chart, Kroft has stepped up the past two weeks. The third-year tight end not only was the leading receiver on the afternoon in receptions (six) and yards (68), but he doubled his career touchdown total in one game against the Browns. He hit pay dirt twice and was a major focal point in the teams’ offensive plan.
Running back Giovani Bernard: Much has been made about the addition of Joe Mixon this offseason, but Bernard has been the most explosive back of the bunch. Though he was untouched, No. 25 scored a 61-yard touchdown right before the half on a screen pass. The score was a gut-punch to the Browns, as the Bengals took a 21-0 halftime lead.
Linebacker Nick Vigil: The second-year linebacker didn’t receive much fanfare this week, as Vontaze Burfict returned from suspension on Sunday. However, Vigil had a sack of DeShone Kizer, 11 total tackles. Paul Guenther has put significant stock into Vigil as a viable starting outside linebacker and, for now, it seems to have paid off.
Who gets your vote for the Bengals’ MVP in their Week 4 win against the Browns?
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QB Andy Dalton
WR A.J. Green
TE Tyler Kroft
RB Giovani Bernard
LB Nick Vigil