Don’t Push Panic Button on Andy Dalton Just Yet

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In 2012, the Bengals again returned to the playoffs. However, both games ended the same way, with a loss to the Texans. Dalton has been a winner throughout, and many fans hold him to high expectations. However, they may be a bit too high for him. Many Bengals fans want an elite quarterback, well so does every NFL team; they’re rare and takes time for them to even become elite. Bengals fans should be happy with what Dalton has done, and take a look past these past two weeks.

Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to throw the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at M

People always enjoy comparisons, so here’s one. Here is Dalton and Joe Flacco’s stats compared to one another their first 41 games:

Joe Flacco: Win-Loss: 26-15. 61.6% completion percentage. 212.3 Pass YPG. 50-31 TD-INT. 86.2 Passer rating.

Andy Dalton: Win-Loss: 25-16. 61.3% completion percentage. 235.5 Pass YPG. 63-39 TD-INT. 85.9 Passer rating.

Now there are things that one did that were slightly better than the other, but those numbers are eerily similar, which certainly is not a bad thing. Flacco is also in the first year of a six-year, $120.6 million contract, $52 million of which is guaranteed after his previous postseason in which he threw for 1,140 yards, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions and a 117.2 passer rating.

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