Jeremy Hill: It seemed like for the entire first half of the season Hill couldn't pull himself out of the "down" portion of our weekly post-game stock watches. But finally, at long last, the second-year running back is turning a corner. After he couldn't rush for more than 63 yards in a single game the first 11 weeks of the season, he has just posted an 86-yard and a 98-yard tally in back-to-back weeks. Hill had a chance at cracking 100 but fell just shy on a drive late in the fourth quarter. He also had a touchdown, pushing him to eight rushing scores this year. Entering the game, his seven rushing touchdowns ranked third in the league.
Andy Dalton: The quarterback accomplished something Sunday that only Peyton Manning had previously done. For the fifth straight season since the start of his career, Dalton has passed for 3,000 yards. His 3,000th yard for this season came on a 57-yard first-down completion to receiver A.J. Green in the first quarter. Manning is the only other quarterback in league history to start his career with five straight 3,000-yard seasons. Dalton also accomplished another first: becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to get 24 career road wins before the end of his fifth season.
A.J. Green: Similar to Dalton, Green hit a milestone when he went over 1,000 yards receiving for the fifth straight year. He and Randy Moss are the only players in NFL history to begin their careers with five straight 1,000-yard seasons. Moss actually ended up doing it in six straight.
Rey Maualuga: It's hard coming up with any players who were "down" after Sunday's dismantling of the Browns, because the Bengals had a pretty complete team win. We'll go with Maualuga here only because he was scrapping with a teammate for a loose ball late in the game when he -- and any of the other three Bengals nearby -- could have simply scooped up the football and scored since there were no Browns around them. The ball came free on a backward pass that was tipped by defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Maualuga did end up recovering the ball.
Kevin Huber: We'll add Huber to the mix, too. The punter had only one opportunity Sunday, but it wasn't a good one. He had a 27-yard punt that took a massive Browns bounce as soon as it hit the ground.