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Dalton named AFC Player of the Week

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Buffalo, where he completed 26 of 40 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns and one interception to lead the team to a 27-24 victory in overtime.

Dalton’s passer rating of 105.9 was his season high, as were the 337 yards and three touchdowns. And the 26 completions equaled the total he posted in the season opener at Chicago.

It’s the second player of the week award for Dalton, who also earned the honor last year when he went 21 of 30 for 199 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Sunday at Buffalo, Dalton was 4 of 4 for 55 yards in overtime, leading to Mike Nugent’s game-winning 43-yard field goal.

Dalton is the first Bengals player to win a weekly award this season. The last Cincinnati player to win a weekly award was defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who was named AFC Defensive Player off the Week for his Week 16 performance last year in the 13-10 win at Pittsburgh.

Dalton is the team’s first player to win award this season after the Bengals earned six weekly or monthly awards last year, tying a franchise record.

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