Weekly MVPs from Cincinnati Bengals blowout Week 11 win

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Cincinnati Bengals Weekly MVPs

Special Teams MVP: Darius Phillips 

With kick returner Brandon Wilson going down with a season-ending injury, Darius Phillips, who is known to be the primary punt returner, was asked to hold both duties, and he did an excellent job in both aspects.

He set the Bengals up in substantial positions by using his speed and agility to create space, find holes, and he fought for extra yards. Phillips will more than likely continue to hold each job until he shows he can’t anymore, but for now, it looks like special teams coach Darrin Simmons and Taylor have made the right decision putting Phillips back there.

Rookie running back Chris Evans was rumored to have taken some reps back there during practice last week, but we did not see him return anything throughout the game.

Phillips went on to have a total of two punt returns for a total of 10 yards, and then he had two kick returns for a total of 57 yards averaging 28.5 yards per return. This means he was exceeding expectations throughout the game, which is to get the ball out to the 25.

In college at Western Michigan, Darius Phillips was known for making plays off of kick and punt returns and was a key reason the Bengals selected him in the fifth round in the 2018 NFL Draft. Phillips will truly get his chance to put all of those abilities on full display through the final seven games of the season and potentially playoffs.

Darius Phillips is this week’s Special Teams MVP.

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