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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Week 13

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Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler (56) tackles Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) after a sweep play during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Hawkins Sighting

When the Bengals drafted Eifert and Bernard, I couldn’t wait to see the Bengals offense with Green, Bernard, Gresham, Eifert and Hawkins on the field at the same time. For the first time all year, we got to see what Hawkins can bring to this offense. He is quick and can make big plays out of short passes. Perfect for a QB like Dalton.

Dre Kirkpatrick

For the first time in two years, Kirkpatrick is healthy and getting playing time. And, for the first time in his career, he is producing. In their last game, Kirkpatrick got his first sack of his career and this week he got his first pick of his career, and it was an impressive play in a big situation – ending a Chargers drive that was on the verge of scoring points.

The emergence of Kirkpatrick can really fill the void left by the Hall injury.