Bengals’ Winners and Losers vs. Panthers

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Oct 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) makes a catch for a touchdown over Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals and the Panthers tie in overtime 37-37. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Winner – Mohamed Sanu

Has there been a more impressive or important player this year?  In the absence of A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu stepped up and had a career day finishing with 10 receptions (on 14 targets) for 120 yards and a big touchdown which tied the game in the fourth quarter.

Six of his catches accounted for first downs also.

Sanu had already stepped up big for the Bengals as Marvin Jones has been sidelined since the preseason, but this went above and beyond.  Without Sanu’s performance, the Bengals aren’t in the game and fans would be feeling even lesser than they are now.

Whether it’s gadget throws, runs out of the backfield, screen passes, deep balls, or catches to move the chains, Sanu has done it all thus far while leading the Bengals’ receiving game.  Even while playing on a team that likes to balance the offense and spread the ball around, Sanu is nearly top 25 in the league in catches, yards, and touchdowns.  He’s lived up to all his preseason billing while, at times, carrying this team.  There’s not much left to say, Sanu is the biggest winner of the day and maybe of the season thus far.