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Dalton completed 18-of-35 passes for 155 yards and ran four times for 34 yards in Sunday's 26-10 playoff loss to the Colts.

Dalton's cause Sunday wasn't helped by the fact that wideout A.J. Green and tight end Jermaine Gresham were both out, and without their top two pass-catching weapons on hand, the Dalton-helmed Bengals were dispatched on wild card weekend for the fourth season in a row.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 6 months ago

Dalton completed 27-of-38 passes for 244 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions, in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Steelers.

A.J. Green played a role in both interceptions, as the first came on a miscommunication that handed Pittsburgh the ball, and the second deflected off the star wideout's hands. Both were very poor throws, so it's not as if Dalton isn't also to blame. While sometimes prolific, Dalton and Green have a perplexing number of miscommunications for a duo that's been working together for four years. Unfortunately for the Bengals, Green left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with a probable concussion, after playing through a biceps bruise the entire night. As off-and-on as the duo has been this season, Dalton is quite obviously a better bet to produce when his favorite target is available. Following a disappointing regular season, the last thing Dalton needs is to face the Colts in Sunday's wild-card game without Green's services.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 6 months ago

Dalton (illness) no longer appears on the Bengals' Week 17 injury report, reports.

Dalton was sent home with the flu before Wednesday's practice, but he returned to a full session Thursday before ultimately being removed from the team's injury report in advance of Sunday night's game against the Steelers, a contest for which star wideout A.J. Green has drawn a probable designation.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 6 months ago

Dalton (illness) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

The Bengals sent Dalton home with the flu prior to Wednesday's practice, but his listed return Thursday indicates that the QB should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 6 months ago

The Bengals sent Dalton home with the flu before Wednesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

We'll track Dalton's status in the coming days, but at this stage there is nothing to suggest that his status for Sunday night's game against the Steelers is in any danger.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 6 months ago

Dalton completed 17-of-26 passes for 146 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Monday's 37-28 win over the Broncos, He added 25 yards on six carries.

A Dalton overthrow led to an early pick-six, and the Bengals rode Jeremy Hill and their defense for most of the game. To be fair, Dalton didn't exactly have a strong stable of weapons, with A.J. Green severely limited by a bruised biceps suffered on the interception. While largely disappointing from both a real-life and fantasy standpoint this season, Dalton does get a highly favorable Week 17 matchup against the Steelers, with the AFC North title on the line. He burnt Pittsburgh for 302 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14, only to watch the Cincinnati defense get completely dismantled in the fourth quarter.

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Dalton completed 14 of 24 passes for 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 30-0 win over the Browns.

With Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard running wild and the defense completely shutting down Johnny Manziel and the Browns offense, Dalton didn't have to do much. When he did go to the air, the results weren't pretty. These low yardage totals are becoming a theme for Dalton, who is averaging just 189 passing yards per game over his last six contests. He'll be hard to trust next Monday night against the Broncos.

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Dalton completed 21-of-29 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing four times for 22 yards and another score during Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Steelers. He took a hard hit midway through the fourth quarter and was treated by a number of trainers on the field, but he said after the game that he simply got the wind knocked out of him, reports.

Dalton, who also lost a fumble, passed for over 300 yards for the third time this season, and first since Week 6 against the Panthers. Despite the loss, Dalton posted one of his best fantasy games of the season, focusing mostly on wideout A.J. Green, who caught 11 passes on 15 targets for 224 yards and a touchdown. However, it likely won't be as easy in Week 15, as the Bengals will travel to face a Browns defense allowing the eighth-fewest passing yards per game this season.

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Dalton, who completed 19-of-27 passes for 176 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions, reportedly played Sunday's game against the Bucs while battling a stomach bug, reports.

Dalton completed over 70 percent of his passes for the second time in the last three games, though the illness certainly helps explain the limited overall production. He connected with seven different receivers, though only wideouts James White and A.J. Green finished with more than 35 receiving yards. The illness isn't likely to plague Dalton for much longer, and he figures to bounce back well ahead of Week 14 when the Bengals will take on a Steelers team that has allowed the fourth-most passing touchdowns this season.

Andy Dalton QB CIN 7 months ago

Dalton completed 24 of 35 passes for 233 yards, with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Texans.

Dalton connected with just five receivers, focusing mainly on top wideout A.J. Green, who finished with a career-high 12 catches on 16 targets for 121 yards. Dalton has been decent recently, though he's failed to reach even 240 passing yards in the last four games, while posting a 6:6 TD:INT ratio. However, that could turn around in Week 13, as the Bengals will face off against a Buccaneers team that is allowing the third-most passing yards per game this season, while only the Jets, Bears and Eagles have allowed more passing touchdowns.