After picking apart the Giants’ secondary on Sunday, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named the AFC offensive player of the week.
Dalton completed 21 of 30 passes for 199 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Bengals dominated the Giants on the way to an easy 31-13 win.
It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bengals, who are long shots to return to the playoffs this season, but beating the Giants could signal that Cincinnati is ready to turn its season around. It also bodes well for the Bengals that their next five games are against teams — the Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Cowboys and Eagles — with losing records.
If Dalton keeps playing like he did on Sunday, the Bengals might just be playing for the playoffs when they close out the season with back-to-back games against the Steelers and Ravens.