Cincinnati started strong in this contest, but could not seem to click in the second half as the Cowboys rallied for a huge road win.
The Bengals had a great shot at claiming the final AFC wild-card spot with the Steelers falling to San Diego today. As it turns out, the Week 16 meeting between these two AFC North rivals could potentially seal one of these teams' fates.
Grades for players and positional units are based upon the criteria listed below.
An "A" grade is granted to a player that far surpasses the expectations set out for him during the game. This player will absolutely be a key factor to the success of his team.
A "B" grade will be given to a player that plays at an above-average level and that contributes throughout the game with very few mistakes.
A "C" grade is handed to a player that has an average game. He may not put up gaudy numbers or be a major contributor, but he will not be the main cause for certain team failures.
A "D" grade will be granted to a player that plays below his ability level. This player would have seen better days on the field and would most likely want a do-over for his performance.
An "F" grade will stick to a player that fails at all levels during a game. He may even be one key factor to a team's struggles or even their loss.
Cowboys - 20
Bengals - 19