The so called experts picked the Cincinnati Bengals to take the AFC North this season. Andy Dalton is supposed to lead his team to the promise land this season. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen if Dalton continues to perform the way he did today.

The Bengals show Dalton suffer during the preseason and they wrote it off because it was the preseason. There aren’t many team in the NFL that have as many talented receivers as Dalton and the Bengals have.

The problem is Dalton isn’t making good passes to them and he hasn’t been able to do it since he started training camp this year. He threw 2 interceptions and gave the game away to the Chicago Bears with a rookie head coach.

This isn’t supposed to happen when you’re picked to take your division. The Bengals need Dalton to step up and be the quarterback he was last season. Every team in the AFC North lost in week one. Cincinnati didn’t take advantage of a struggling division because he is having his own struggles trying to get the ball to his receivers.

If he continues to have problems, the Bengals will have a miserable season and they will owe it all to Dalton’s inaccuracies. Somehow the Bengals have to find a way to get Andy Dalton straightened out and they have to do it before next week.

This is supposed to be the Bengals year to get it done and Dalton isn’t stepping up and talking advantage of it.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. James

    Are you kidding? Seriously? This article is completely offbase. Andy was on target practically all day, with a few amazing passes. Did you see his compl. percentage? Seems like he was getting the ball to his receivers to me.! And the fumble by Sanu was also his fault too? One INT should go to his credit early in the game, but the other was a flat out drop by AJ. Penalties and bone head plays by others didnt help either! So instead of passing judgement by looking at The Box Score, try watching the game instead. Thanks

    • LG

      How far off base could it be. The Bengals shot themselves in the foot today and they got beat by a rookie head coach….

  2. Jerry

    If the reciever has tow hands on it how is it the quarterbacks fault.

    • josh

      anybody that thinks Dalton lost this game simply didn’t watch it get your fact’s straight before you write an article

  3. Anonymous

    Who the hell is this fake reporter? I sure the hell hope he isn’t getting paid for his ignorance!
    The Bengals lost! The Bengals, I said. It was a team effort and to that end I’d have to put the blame squarely on the back of one Marvin Lewis. This team wasn’t prepared to win. If you have this much talent and you blow you’re lead, game, after game, after game. Then you have got to look deeper than one or two players.
    They did this same thing last year, right up to the last 3 or 4 games.
    Play one or two quarters well and quit in the second half. This is failed leadership, pure and simple.

    • LG

      Dalton hasn’t looked like the Dalton of old yet this season…Including preseason play.

      • LG knows his stuff

        That’s good, because the Dalton of old sucked. He was lights out yesterday. This article is just trying to get a troll out of us. Read any beat article and it will talk about how good Andy was today.

  4. AD82

    This is a pretty lousy account of Dalton’s play. He was spot on most of the day and made some pretty incredible throws. LG simply didn’t watch the game and looked at the box score. Neither of the picks was from a bad throw.

    I don’t even like Dalton, but the Bengals lost because their running game was terrible, their D-line (which is arguably the NFL’s best) got no penetration, the D couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down, and there were some idiotic penalties and timeout usages (2 in 3 plays because they had 12 men on the field in the 2nd half).

    Try watching the game before doing a write up, this is an embarassingly bad account of the game and the Bengal’s QB.


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