Bengals Banter: Deciphering the Enigma of Andy Dalton

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is hit by Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (97) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

What is Andy Dalton?

Is he the quarterback who won the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, or is he the QB who threw six interceptions as the Bengals suffered overtime losses in their next two games at Miami and Baltimore?

What ever he is or what he will ultimately become is unknown, but one thing is for sue, and that is his play has dropped-off significantly this year as the game s have gotten bigger and the pressure has mounted even more. ESPN Stats and Info has a chart of Dalton’s struggles and it’s evident he’s regressing as the season has gone on:

 

But if you look at his numbers over the course of the year compared to his previous season, he’ still on pace to have career-highs in every major passing category:

SEASON

GP

CMP

ATT

CMP%

YDS

AVG

TD

INT

FUM

QBR

QB RAT

2011

16

300

516

58.1

3,398

6.59

20

13

3

49.8

80.4

2012

16

329

528

62.3

3,669

6.95

27

16

4

48.9

87.4

2013

11

252

410

61.5

2,954

7.21

21

15

3

50.1

85.2

Projected ’13 Finish:

CMP
ATT
YDS
CMP%
AVG
TD
INT
FUM
QBR
QB RAT
367
596
4,297
61.5
7.21
31
22
6
50.1
85.2

 

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