Through the first five games of the season, Bengals quarterback Dalton completed 65.1 percent of his passes, throwing for 1,215 yards and five touchdowns. While decent, those aren’t the kind of numbers he can afford to put up if this team wants to not only win the AFC North Division, but potentially get multiple home playoff games while making a run at the super Bowl.
He got that message and has stepped-up his game tremendously over the past moth. In the last three games — all wins — he has completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“I’m not sure the guy can play much better than he’s played the last three weeks,” Andrew Whitworth said. “I’ve said all along that we believe in him and we’re going to continue to find ways to put him in a position to win. And he continues to rise to the occasion.”
Here are some other notable stats and facts that show just how great Dalton has played over the past month:
Andy Dalton leads the NFL in TD passes (11) and passing yds per attempt (9.9) since Week 6 (minimum 2 starts).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 29, 2013
Andy Dalton last three weeks: 69 of 104 (66.3%), 1,074 yards, 11 TDs, 2 INT. — Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 27, 2013