This was certainly something of a coming out party for Andy Dalton (not a sentence I suspect he ever thought would be written about him) and in many ways he was deserving of the award. I’m going in a different direction, however, not because of the failed final drive—Dalton was cool, composed, and competitive throughout, a real gem of a find if he plays like this and grows as well—but because hopefully he’ll be winning this award many a-time in the future.
So instead I’m picked another guy to have something of a coming out party: Michael Johnson. MJ with his ludicrous physique promises so much and on Sunday afternoon he was a constant menace, forcing two key turnovers and continually causing problems for the Broncos offense.
Man Of The Match: Michael Johnson.