It turned out to be a good thing for the Bengals that Dunlap didn’t flip the switch completely. With the Bengals trailing 23-17 in the fourth quarter and the Colts facing a second-and-6, Dunlap found himself rushing off the right side of the offensive line when he came to a stop in order to try to bat down a Jacoby Brissett pass.
Dunlap didn’t bat it down, but he did tip it to a spot where he could grab it and sprint for a 16-yard touchdown. The score provided the final margin of victory in a 24-23 win and came along with a sack and two quarterback hits for Dunlap.
The NFL announced on Wednesday that Dunlap has been named the AFC defensive player of the week in recognition of that effort.