Found November 04, 2012 on Football Nation:
In one of the more entertaining games this weekend, the Denver Broncos needed a fourth quarter rally and two touchdowns to hold off a late charge from the Cincinnati Bengals for the win 31-23. The momentum changed side numerous times in this back and forth affair, and in reviewing the game for identifying the "hero" and “zero”, I had plenty of candidates from both teams to look at for honoring in this matchup between AFC teams.Hero of the Week – If we were looking simply at the game by quarters, I would say there could be four different players that could earn honors. In the first quarter, I was impressed with some of the early work of Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham, as he became a solid target for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In the second quarter, Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker caught one of his two touchdowns, but I also was impressed with a couple of catches in traffic when his team needed a first down to keep a drive alive.The third quarter saw Bengals c...
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