3 Bengals That Stepped Up vs. The Indianapolis Colts

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An ideal game planned with consistency, balance, and execution.  That is what I would call the offensive performance on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The offense also did something they hadn’t done in a long time and that was turn the ball over.  The defense hung in there and didn’t allow poor tackling and big plays to get them down.  They kept fighting and kept Andrew Luck from completing another second half comeback. Here are three players/coaches that provide positive performances and stepped up to win an important game heading toward the playoffs.

Dec 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) runs the ball down field during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat Indianapolis Colts 42-28 Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) runs the ball down field during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat Indianapolis Colts 42-28 Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

 

QB – Andy Dalton

I have been critical of Dalton because of his play, but Sunday against the Colts he played very well and didn’t throw an interception for the first time since week 7.  This is why some are so critical, we know he can play well so when he is looking like a community college quarterback, it makes Bengals fans crazy knowing what he is capable of.

Andy finished 24 of 35 for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns with one rushing touchdown. This was arguably his best game of the year considering the cold weather.

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