Dalton, who helped lead the Bengals to a perfect 4-0 record in October, was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month. The third-year man out of TCU ravaged defenses during the win streak, completing 89 of 131 passes for 1,246 yards, 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He closes the month with a 116.8 passer rating.
Dalton's best game came last week during a 49-9 drubbing of the Jets, in which he threw a career-high five touchdowns and completed 63.3 percent of his 30 pass attempts.
Johnson was named the NFC's top offensive player following back-to-back monster games to close the month. Hampered by a knee injury, he missed the Lions' matchup with Green Bay back on October 6 and was severely limited the following week against the Browns, but more than made up for it during Weeks 7 and 8. Against the Bengals and Cowboys, Megatron piled up 484 yards and three touchdowns. His absurd 14-reception, 329-yard outburst in the win over Dallas left him just seven yards shy of the NFL single-game receiving yards record.
Dalton's Bengals got the best of Johnson's Lions in Week 7, winning 27-24.
As for the other awards:
|AFC defensive player||Robert Mathis||Indianapolis Colts|
|NFC defensive player||Sean Lee||Dallas Cowboys|
|AFC special teamer||Stephen Gostkowski||New England Patriots|
|NFC special teamer||Mason Crosby||Green Bay Packers|
|Offensive rookie||Eddie Lacy||Green Bay Packers|
|Defensive rookie||Tyrann Mathieu||Arizona Cardinals|