3 winners and losers from the Arizona Cardinals win over Bengals

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The second winner of the Arizona Cardinals: WR Greg Dortch

Greg Dortch (whose nickname “Dortch the Torch” started here) lit up the Cincinnati defense on Friday night with four catches for 53 yards and also had a 55-yard punt return in the third quarter. For one of Kliff Kingsbury’s “guys” to come this far in less than a full season with the Arizona Cardinals, it says a lot about Dortch’s work ethic.

Dortch is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Arizona, and after Andre Baccellia’s ankle injury, it could mean that Dortch has locked up the final spot on the wide receiver depth chart.

Dortch may have to make his living on special teams before he gets to the offensive side of the gameplan, but if he can be as good as he was on the punt returns last night, he shouldn’t go away from those duties.

The Cardinals have lacked a solid punt returner and haven’t had a punt return for a touchdown since 2014 when Tedd Ginn took one back against the New York Giants.