Cincinnati Bengals: 2016 Season Awards

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Nov 29, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) takes the field during player introductions prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) takes the field during player introductions prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) at the line of scrimmage defends in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) at the line of scrimmage defends in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

With Andy Dalton taking the MVP title, I believe the offensive player of the year is pretty simple. Although let me explain of how I came to my decision. For one, the Cincinnati running game was not very good all year. Jeremy Hill had 11 touchdowns, but did not look good in terms of yardage racking up only 794 on the ground. Giovani Bernard had a typical Bernard season. Bernard totaled 1.202 yards from scrimmage and was an important piece in the offense. The fan favorite was a true candidate for this award, but fell just short of winning it.

At the wide receiver position, Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu deserve a honorable mention. Jones and Sanu played admirably this year and should be resigned this offseason without a doubt. As for Tyler Eifert, he opened up another aspect to the offense, but I have to give the OPOY to A.J. Green.

This season I felt like A.J Green had something to prove and that was to show everyone that he belongs in the top 5. Green had 86 receptions for 1,297 yards and 10 touchdowns. Green also became one of the few players to have been selected to the pro bowl in his first five consecutive seasons.  He especially came up big when Cincinnati needed him the most. In four of the six divisional games, Green went for over 100yards in each including a game the he went for 200.

Green also showed up big against divisional games by scoring in every game including the playoff game that took the lead late in the game. The only divisional game Green did not score in, was against the Browns in the Battle of Ohio, but then again Tyler Eifert scored three touchdowns in that game.

Green played big this year and that is why he is this years OPOY. Also, to all sports fan, Stop leaving him out of the top 5!

OPOY: A.J. Green

Next: DPOY

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