|12/10/2017 9:00:00 PM||
Andy Dalton completed 14-of-29 passes for 141 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Bears.
He was pulled for A.J. McCarron with 4:30 left and the Bengals trailing 33-7 in a game where their defense got leveled by the Bears' running game. Cincinnati's pass catchers struggled to get open against Chicago's underrated pass defense, and Dalton couldn't sustain drives without the benefit of any easy completions. Dalton will be a low-end two-quarterback-league play when the Bengals visit the Vikings next.
|12/5/2017 5:39:27 AM||
Andy Dalton completed 21-of-36 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 23-20, Week 13 loss to the Steelers.
The Bengals played arguably their best half of football in years in the first 30 minutes, taking a 17-3 lead to the locker room. Dalton was firing on all cylinders, hooking up with A.J. Green seven times for 77 yards and two touchdowns before the break. But the offense came out completely flat after the half. Green went catch-less on four targets, and Dalton managed just 61 yards passing over the final two frames, as the Bengals blew a 17-point lead. Dalton will be a mid-range QB2 next week at home against the Bears.
|11/26/2017 9:27:00 PM||
Andy Dalton completed 18-of-28 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns with 26 rushing on four carries in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Browns.
Dalton wasn't required to do much, but still delivered against Cleveland, a team he has consistently found success against. He has now thrown multiple touchdown passes in six straight games against the Browns, the longest such streak a quarterback has had against Cleveland in franchise history. Dalton threw an 8-yard touchdown to Tyler Boyd on the opening drive of the game and then a 1-yard touchdown to Tyler Kroft on the opening drive of the third quarter. Dalton has now thrown at least two touchdown passes in five of past six games and will be a QB2 option next week against the Steelers.