Andy Dalton has been ruled out for the rest of the Steelers game after sustaining an injury to the thumb of his throwing hand.
Andy Dalton has been ruled out for the rest of the Steelers game with an injury to his right thumb. After throwing an interception in the red zone, Dalton hurt his thumb trying to make a tackle on Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt.
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Dalton went three-for-five passing with an interception before sustaining the injury. He led the Bengals offense down the field with ease before throwing a bad interception to the Steelers’ defensive end on an attempted screen pass.
The Steelers have intercepted five red zone passes this season, two of those coming against the Bengals’ quarterback.
Pittsburgh is currently holding a 7-0 lead on the Bengals and will look to capitalize while Dalton is being checked out in the Bengals’ locker room.
If Cincinnati manages to win this game, the Bengals will win take back the AFC North title back from the Steelers after winning the division in 2013 and finishing in second place last season.
With Dalton ruled out, backup quarterback A.J. McCarron, a two-time national champion quarterback from the University of Alabama, will take over.
One of Mccarran’s top weapons, tight end Tyler Eifert, has headed to the sideline to undergo concussion protocol.
Let’s see if the former fifth-round pick can get anything going for a Bengals offense that has been rolling.