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Bengals nominations for player of the game against the Vikings

Nominating six players for MVP during Cincinnati's 42-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Andy Lyons

Andy Dalton: Dalton was brilliant on Sunday, completing 27 passes for 366 yards passing and four touchdowns for a passer rating of 136.5. The yards ranks as the fourth-most in a single-game during his career and the passer rating is a career-best. Furthermore, Dalton is close to wiping out some of Carson Palmer's single-season records in franchise history. So he can't be that bad of a dude.

Vincent Rey: Talk about making the most of his opportunities. Vincent Rey only played six defensive snaps on Sunday, but recorded a strip-sack and a pick-six. Both plays led to touchdowns for Cincinnati. Literally, Vincent Rey was responsible for as many points as the entire Minnesota Vikings offense.

A.J. Green: Green posted 97 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns, giving him 10 for the season. If he generates 76 yards receiving against the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, he'll break Chad Johnson's record for yards receiving in a single-season.

Vontaze Burfict: What's a weekly nomination without the Bengals defensive player of the year (seriously, we're not going to drag that out). Though his tackles were down (6), Burfict generated two quarterback sacks, two additional hits on the quarterback and added a tackle-for-loss. He's a wrecking ball.

Adam Jones: Was a ball-hawk and made a handful of open-field tackles. Deflected two passes and finished with four tackles -- second in the secondary.

Carlos Dunlap: Tied for most tackles on the defensive line (with Domata Peko), adding a shared sack, two hits on the quarterback, a batted ball on third down and a fumble recovery that he should have scored.


Week 15 (Steelers): Brandon Tate (131 yards in kickoff returns, including a 52-yarder)
Week 14 (Colts): Andy Dalton (275 yards, 3 passing TDs, rushing TD)
Week 13 (Chargers): Vontaze Burfict (13 tackles, hit on the quarterback)
Week 11 (Browns): Vontaze Burfict (15 tackles, forced fumble, recovery for a touchdown)
Week 10 (Ravens): Vincent Rey (13 tackles, 3 sacks, interception, 3 TFL, 3 passed defensed)
Week 9 (Dolphins): Giovani Bernard (104 total yards, 2 TDs)
Week 8 (Jets): WR Marvin Jones (122 yards, 4 TDs)
Week 7 (Lions): QB Andy Dalton (372 yards, 3 TDs)
Week 6 (Bills): QB Andy Dalton (337 yards, 3 TDs)
Week 5 (Patriots): DE Wallace Gilberry (1.5 QB sacks, 2 QB hits, FF)
Week 4 (Browns): S George Iloka (6 tackles, near-pick)
Week 3 (Packers): DE Michael Johnson (7 tackles, 1.5 QB sacks, FF, TFL, 4 QB hits)
Week 2 (Steelers): RB Giovani Bernard (65 total yards, 2 TDs)
Week 1 (Bears): LB Vontaze Burfict (8 tackles, INT, pass defensed)