CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is one of five nominees for Pepsi Rookie of the Week for after passing for 217 yards during Sunday's game against the Titans last Sunday.
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Not only did Dalton pass for 217 yards, he threw three touchdowns in leading the Bengals to their fifth consecutive victory. They beat the Titans 24-17.
The Bengals (6-2) now have won five straight games for their longest winning streak since 1988 when this franchise reached their second Super Bowl. This is the team that had been 6-2 only twice since 1988, and Cincinnati won the AFC north in 2005 and 2009 for its only winning records in the past 20 years.
Now they hit the midway point tied with Baltimore, a 23-20 winner over Pittsburgh on Sunday night, atop the division with the AFC's best record. The toughest part of the schedule is next with Pittsburgh visiting followed by a trip to Baltimore, Cleveland at home, and then a road game at Pittsburgh to see exactly how good these Bengals might be.
The winner will be announced Friday on NFL.com.
According to the Bengals website, after the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on www.NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.