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NFL Week 1 Ravens at Bengals: Most Valuable Player in home opener

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It was a rough afternoon for the Bengals, but there were some standout individual performances in the team’s Week 1 loss.

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It was a tough pill to swallow for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, as very little went well in an ugly season-opening loss. Still, there were some individual standouts for the Bengals even though they lost 20-0 to the Baltimore Ravens.

Here are some of the best individual performers from the Bengals on Sunday against Baltimore. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

Geno Atkins: The veteran put forth an impressive performance once again on Sunday, making it known he’s still one of the team’s best players. He had the Bengals’ only sack of the afternoon, making Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda look silly and had seven total tackles.

A.J. Green: Another guy who is used to being on this list, Green stood out in an otherwise deplorable day on offense. He was the team’s leading receiver in catches (five) and yards (74) and looks to be in midseason form once again.

Nick Vigil: In his first start at outside linebacker for the Bengals, Vigil played a very nice game. He had nine total tackles and a very nice interception of Joe Flacco, which should have led to points. He showed range and prowess at a position in which the Bengals have needed an injection of athleticism for some time.

Giovani Bernard: When you have the two top plays on offense, you have to make the MVP list. His lone catch went for 39 yards, while he also had a 23-yard carry. On just eight total touches, Bernard had 79 combined yards.

Poll

Who gets your vote for the Bengals’ Week 1 MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    DT Geno Atkins
    (312 votes)
  • 4%
    WR A.J. Green
    (26 votes)
  • 15%
    LB Nick Vigil
    (92 votes)
  • 22%
    RB Giovani Bernard
    (134 votes)
  • 5%
    Other
    (34 votes)
598 votes total Vote Now