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Bengals Players Within Reach of All-Time Franchise Records

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Running Back Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Running Back Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Dalton nearing Bengals records might surprise some fans, but he has quietly been really solid for 7 seasons in Cincinnati. He only trails legends Boomer Esiason and Ken Anderson in total yards as a Bengal, although that record may stand for only about two more years. Dalton, currently sitting at 25,534 career passing yards, trails Anderson by 7,304 yards. At his current pace of 3,641 yards per season, Dalton would just about match Anderson after the 2019 season. Assuming he plays into the 2020 season, it would be hard to imagine Dalton not compiling at least 7,300 passing yards.

There are a couple other passing records that could come down even sooner. Dalton, who currently has 167 touchdowns, needs only 31 to pass Anderson this season. 31 is a big number for Dalton to hit in one season, but it’s certainly possible. If Dalton plays two years, it’s a near guarantee he will get to 197 touchdowns and beyond.

One last record that could come under fire by 2019 is most completions. Dalton trails Anderson by 437 attempts, which is another number that would be hard to match in one season. However, if Dalton does play two more seasons in Cincinnati, he will almost certainly surpass that number as well. It is worth noting that Dalton plays in a much more pass-happy era than Anderson and Esiason did, but Dalton’s career completion percentage, interception percentage, and quarterback rating are all better than both players’. Dalton could feasibly be the statistically best Bengals quarterback.

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