Bengals QB Andy Dalton today was named by the NFL as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
In a clash of division leaders on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, Dalton led a 42-28 win over Indianapolis with a 120.5 passer rating. He completed 24-of-35 (68.6 percent) for 275 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he also had an eight-yard rushing TD. His TD passes went 29 yards to WR Marvin Jones, one yard to TE Jermaine Gresham and nine yards to WR A.J. Green.
Earlier this season, Dalton was named Offensive Player of the Week after an Oct. 13 performance at Buffalo, and he also was named Offensive Player of the Month for October. He is only the second Bengal to win a total of three weekly and/or monthly league awards in a season. The only previous instance was by S David Fulcher in 1989 (two weekly and one monthly). The NFL has issued the weekly awards since 1984 and the monthly awards since 1986.
As a team, the Bengals this season have won six weekly or monthly league awards, just one short of the franchise-record seven achieved last season.
In addition to Dalton’s three awards, other winners this season have been P Kevin Huber (Special Teams for Week 13 at San Diego), LB Vontaze Burfict (Defense for Week 11 vs. Cleveland) and WR Marvin Jones (Offense for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets).
With three games remaining, the Bengals are one short of the franchise-record seven weekly or monthly awards earned last season.
CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Bengals remained perfect at home and in control of the AFC North with a 42-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Bengals (9-4) improved to 6-0 at Paul Brown Stadium on a cold, windy day -- 28 degrees at kickoff with a wind chill of 19 and light flurries.
Dalton gave his most consistent performance since October, throwing for three touchdowns that kept the Bengals ahead and finishing it off with an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter. Dalton was 24 of 35 for 275 yards without a sack or interception.
The Colts (8-5) had another slow start in the cold, falling behind 21-0 before Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to keep them close.
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Unites States Marine Corps Reserves are teaming up again for the Annual Toys for Tots Collection on Sunday, December 8th before the Bengals/Indianapolis Colts game at Paul Brown Stadium. U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will be at all entrances to Paul Brown Stadium with Mobile Storage Depot Containers to collect new, unwrapped toys and cash donations. All contributions benefit the less fortunate children in our community.
The Cincinnati Bengals have hosted this event for over 25 years and Bengals fans are always very generous. More than 50,000 children in the 8 county Tri-State area will benefit from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Collection.
Every contribution makes a huge difference. We hope every Bengals fan will support this years Toys for Tots collection by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation to the Bengals/Colts game on Sunday, December 8th.