Gameball: Andy Dalton leads Bengals to AFC North Title

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Dalton made some spectacular throws and his receivers made even better catches, from the double coverage catch by Andrew Hawkins:

To AJ Green abusing his defender for a touchdown catch:

He made the most of his receivers as he hit eight different players for completion and completed 71% of his passes. He was at his best in the third-quarter when he was 9-of-10 on completions and threw two of his four touchdowns.

Dalton has made some major steps in getting to the next level, which has come with some inconsistencies, but overall has taken a giant leap. Dalton said in his postgame comments:

"“We’ve done a lot this year and we just got to keep going. We’ve done a lot this year. A lot of guys have gotten better, I feel I’ve gotten better.”"

His teammaters were also praiseworthy of their QB:

"“He symbolizes what this team is,” Andrew Whitworth said. “People can talk about this team and what we can’t accomplish and we keep bouncing back and accomplishing it and next week is no different. We’ve got an opportunity to seal up everything we want.”"

If his play at home continues to improve, the Baltimore Ravens will be facing a major uphill battle in the Bengals home finale.

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