With nothing to play for but pride, Dalton can put a positive on what has been a negative season. In 10 career games against the Ravens, he’s eclipsed the 300-yard mark three times, including a career-high 383 yards in a 28-24 win at M&T Bank Stadium last season.
If the Red Rifle could get his 314 passing yards on Sunday, he would join some elite company to hit 300 yards against Baltimore this season. Only Eli Manning (401), Dak Prescott (301), and Tom Brady (406) have done it.
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On average, Baltimore’s 11th-ranked pass defense is giving up 86.2 more yards per game on the road compared to at home (294-207.8).
Working without Green and Giovani Bernard in the two team’s first meeting, Dalton completed passes to eight different receivers. He finished with 283 passing yards and one touchdown in a 19-14 loss in Baltimore.
With just 20 yards, Dalton will tally his second 4,000-yard season. Carson Palmer also did it twice in 2006 & 2007.
Early next season, Dalton will get the 707 yards he needs to pass Palmer for third on the Bengals’ all-time passing list.
He has nine touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 90.2 passer rating over his current 4-1 stretch against Baltimore.