Man Of The Match – Bengals v Ravens

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Man Of The Match: Jerome Simpson. Funny choice perhaps, but this isn’t just for his huge numbers, for his spectacular juggling catch to set up the first touchdown or his fifty yarder to give us a shot at the end. Coming into the game without the Bengals number one receiver, and with question marks over Simpson’s inconsistency and off-the-field issues he not only came up clutch but, when Dalton was picked off in the third quarter, he sprinted after Ravens corner back Jimmy Smith, punched the ball out from under his arm and – if not for the plodding presence of the referee – could very well have negated the turnover. Symptomatic of the way he played all game.