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Andy Dalton’s struggles painfully evident after Browns loss

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But not all the blame can be placed on a lack of opportunities to hook-up. At one point Sunday, he missed a deep-throw to Green after he’d beaten cornerback Buster Skrine for what would have been a go-ahead score in the first-half, but overshot him and they ultimately lost 17-6 in a game that was separated by just one score for all but five minutes.

"“I’ve got to do a better job of giving him (Green) a chance to make plays,” Dalton said. “I think that’s what he is so good at, when the ball’s in the air making plays, when it’s him and one other guy or him and a couple guys. When it comes down to it, we have to be better.”"

The way this offense is, there aren’t going to be a lot of opportunities for Dalton to hit Green for big plays, but when they do arise, he’s got to be better about capitalizing on them.

Adding to his struggles, Dalton’s deep-ball accuracy continued to be nonexistent, as was just 4/17 on passes that traveled 10 yards or more.