Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
RB Giovanni Bernard-
Amazing to watch, special, and almost single-handedly won the game for the Bengals. Gio watched from the sideline as BenJarvis Geen-Ellis ran into the continued to run for 3 yards a carry and had no involvement in the passing game. For the game Gio had 15 touches, and proceeded to go for 105 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 7.0 per touch and this dazzling dance to the endzone:
That is making the most of your touches. However, an ill-advised flip looked like it might have injured his ribs and knocked him out of the rest of the game, removing the difference maker.
SS George Iolka –
The second year safety had a good game and lead the team in tackles with 6. After allowing Miami to run for over 120 yards in the first half the defense tightened up and Iolka was a force coming down in the box to support the run. Iolka has taken away some of the anxiety about the position next to FS Reggie Nelson with his good play. He will have to keep it up with added injuries to the defense.