Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton Stays Clean and Spreads Wealth vs. Eagles

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Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton was not sacked and threw for 332 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win over Philadelphia on Sunday.

It’s been awhile.

It had been 41 days since the last Bengals’ victory, but that finally came to an end on Sunday after a 32-14 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bengals were led offensively by Andy Dalton. The sixth-year quarterback marched the Bengals to scores on each of their first six possessions.

Without A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard, the Red Rifle was forced to spread the ball around, which he did to perfection. Dalton completed passes to nine different receivers on Sunday and recorded his fourth 300-yard performance of the season.

Here’s some of the key plays made by Bengals’ receivers in the win.

  • James Wright: 15-yard catch on opening drive led to a field goal
  • Cody Core: First career reception was a 50-yard snag in the first quarter that setup a four-yard Jeremy Hill touchdown two plays later
  • Alex Erickson: 16-yard catch on Bengals’ final drive of the first half
  • Tyler Eifert: The Pro Bowl tight end was only targeted two times all game, but he hauled in both for 25 yards and a 13-yard score with seven seconds left in the second quarter
  • Tyler Boyd: 21-yard catch in the second quarter, 29-yarder in the third. Both set up field goals
  • Brandon LaFell: 44-yard catch and eight-yard touchdown reception on opening-drive of the second half. Finished with a season-high 95 yards, most since November 8th of last season as a member of the New England Patriots
  • Rex BurkheadSeason-high 28 receiving yards, most since Nov. 14, 2014 in a win over the Saints

The Bengals are now 3-1 this season when Dalton throws for over 300 yards.

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