Overall, Dalton completed 22-of-31 passes for a touchdown and zero turnovers. His day could have been a lot better in fantasy land, though. The Red Rifle finished just four yards shy of his 20th career 300-yard passing performance. Depending on how your league scores passing yards, you could have received a bonus if he had eclipsed the 300-yard mark.
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One big play that stands out was Dalton’s incompletion on 3rd-and-goal from the Dolphins’ four-yard line. Tyler Boyd went in motion and was open as he crossed the goal line. Dalton put the ball right on him, but it clanked off the rookie’s chest and fell to the turf. If caught, it would have given Dalton a 300-yard, two touchdown night.
Opposite Green, the Bengals’ aerial attack was led by tight end C.J. Uzomah and Brandon LaFell. The two combined for eight receptions for 89 yards on 11 targets. Once again, however, the two could have put up bigger numbers.
One play before Green’s touchdown, LaFell was targeted in the end zone. Unfortunately, Dalton’s pass was a bit high, causing LaFell to drift out of the end zone despite making the catch.
Uzomah had his red zone opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize. The tight end snagged a six-yard pass in the second quarter and had one man to beat to turn it into a touchdown. Uzomah hauled in the pass, but stumbled and fell short of the goal line. On the Bengals’ next drive, Uzomah dropped a pass that would have converted a third and eight at the Miami 17.