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Giovani Bernard Wins CJ MVP Against the Miami Dolphins

There were few brights spots in Cincinnati's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Giovani Bernard was the brightest.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Yea, yea. I know: Since the Bengals didn't win, there shouldn't an MVP. That being said, we decided to hold off nominations this week due to having so few to choose from and the obvious selection for his performance during Cincinnati's 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard led the team with 79 yards rushing and scored Cincinnati's only touchdowns on Thursday -- a three-yarder and a beautiful 35-yard run -- while compiling 104 yards from scrimmage (25 yards receiving on four receptions). But nothing compares to his 35-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.


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)