Andy Dalton up for FedEx Award; Makes PFF Team of the Week


Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a ball before the game agains the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

To no one’s surprise, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been nominated for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for his performance Sunday vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

Dalton completed 27-of-38 passes for 366 yards with four touchdowns while not committing any turnovers, and even earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week:

"Quarterback:  Andy Dalton, CIN (+5.2)Is it his time? Will the Bengals QB add his name to a list featuring players like Eli Manning and Joe Flacco who have got hot at the right time? If he can carry this form into the postseason then that’s something every team in the AFC should be watching out for."

For the FedEx award, Dalton is going against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw for 400 yards and scored four touchdowns against the Houston Texans, and Colts QB Andrew Luck, who threw for 241 yards passing and a TD in the team’s 23-7 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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