Stripe Hype Thankgiving: Bengals and Moments We Are Thankful For

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Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Tailgate Tom the turkey at a party outside AT&T Stadium prior to the game with the Dallas Cowboys playing against the Oakland Raiders for a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We thought it would be a great idea this Thanksgiving to share with our Stripe Hype readers our top players and moments that we are most thankful for so far this season.

Brian Dugan:
The thing I am most thankful for, for the Bengals 2014 season is sweeping the Baltimore Ravens.  Since 2005 the Bengals are an impressive 12-8 versus the Ravens and I’m thankful to see that continue. Both games had memorable plays at big time moments.

The first game, Baltimore just scored a go ahead touchdown to take the lead. How did Dalton answer? Just an 80 yard touchdown pass to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.

In the second game, no AJ  Green and coming off of a terrible 27-0 shellacking at Indianapolis the Bengals responded, and once again in a big time moment, Andy Dalton was money to Mohamed Sanu for a huge gain which led to the Bengals go ahead touchdown.  What would be the icing on the cake? Playoff wins of course. Until then happy Thanksgiving and Who Dey!

Tyler Mercurio
 It is hard for me to pick just one player that I am thankful for because there are two. Without either of these two players this team would not be where it is today. I a thankful for Mohamed Sanu and Jeremy Hill.

Let’s face it. Without Sanu, this team would have struggled worse than it did when it was without A.J. Green and Marvin Jones. He stepped up and earned his paycheck. Jeremy Hill has been fantastic, He is just 70+ yards per game away from a 1,000 yard season as a rookie. GIovani Bernard has been hurt, and when he has been healthy, he has been virtually ineffective in the run game. Hill has provided stability in the past few weeks, and it has bought Andy Dalton some more time. With A.J. Green back and Hill a force up the middle, the pressure is off Andy Dalton. I am very thankful for that.

In terms of a moment, I would have to pick the catch Sanu made against Baltimore in the final minutes to set up the game winning touchdown. That game propelled this team to where they are now.