WR A.J. Green
- Green is an obvious one. He is maybe the best wide receiver in the NFL not named Calvin Johnson, and he is the most dangerous player on the Bengals' offense. The Ravens limited Green the first three times they played against him. He had just nine catches in those three games. But he had eight catches for 151 yards and a touchdown against Baltimore in November.
OLB Vontaze Burfict
- A little more than a year after going undrafted, Burfict has become one of the better linebackers in the league. He leads the NFL with 157 tackles and has had 11 tackles or more in nine of Cincinnati's 15 games. He is a big reason the Bengals are sixth-best in the NFL against the run. And according to Pro Football Focus, he has also graded out as the third-best 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL in pass coverage.
RB Giovani Bernard
- Bernard has given the Bengals a big play threat from the running back position. Bernard was held in check for the most part by the Minnesota Vikings last week, but he has produced at least one play of 20 yards or longer in more than half of Cincinnati's games (eight). He is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, is second on the Bengals with 51 catches and has eight total touchdowns.