Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones may have beaten quarterback Andy Dalton for this week’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, but it was Dalton who ws just named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month:
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 make a run at the Super Bowl.
He got that message and has stepped-up his game over the past month, and in his the last three games, he’s completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns.
It’s amazing to think Dalton was able to win this ward over the likes of Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles or even Colts QB Andrew Luck.
Congratulations to Dalton for this high honor. Keep proving the doubters wrong.