CINCINNATI -- At an initial glance, and without the benefit of film review, here's a look at Cincinnati Bengals players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs:
Andy Dalton: The Bengals' starting quarterback continues to shine through the first part of this season. For the second straight game he passed for more than 300 yards, connecting with his pass-catchers for exactly 321. His 127.1 passer rating Sunday was his highest of the season.
Jeremy Hill: One week after being effectively discarded by fantasy owners and football analysts everywhere, Hill was a star on the ground for the Bengals, running well in goal-line situations. He finished with three rushing touchdowns on nine carries for just 40 yards. His fantasy owners earned 24 points in ESPN's standard scoring system.
Michael Johnson: Along with the rest of the Bengals' defensive front, Johnson was a staple in the Chiefs' backfield. He had one of Cincinnati's five sacks. He seems to be easing into the defense again.
Mike Nugent: The Bengals' kicker missed a 44-yard field goal, doinking the ball off the left post. He actually missed a much shorter field goal during pregame warmups, hitting the right post.
Marvin Jones: The receiver had just one catch for 4 yards. He also had a stretch where he dropped a deep ball that he overran, and then was penalized a play later.