Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans display their signs in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Week 7 MVP: A Well Deserved Break
The Cincinnati Bengals had a well deserve break in week 7. After six straight wins and 1-0 in the division, the Bengals now had two weeks to prepare for a very tough matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the uncertainty of Big Ben returning from his injury, as well as a top back in Le’Veon Bell and the likes of Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant in the passing game, Cincinnati had a lot to prepare for.
The tough games against the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills. It was time for a rest. The week 7 bye was just about perfect timing. The Bengals would continue their schedule with five primetime games (three consecutive), five divisional games, as well as a showdown with the undefeated Broncos.
A week off of football, just about half way through the season was perfect timing. Therefore, the only worthy candidate for the MVP would be, a well timed week to rest. Not only was it a perfect time to rest, it also allowed the Bengals to activate LB Vontaze Burfict.
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