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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, ESPN.com 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, ESPN.com 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.
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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.
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Dalton completed 16 of 22 passes for 220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's win over the Saints.
One week after turning in one of the worst quarterbacking performances in Bengals history, Dalton marched into the imposing Mercedes-Benz Superdome and lit up the Saints. Dalton entered the game with a 2:6 TD:INT ratio over his last four contests, so not many saw this type of performance coming in a tough road environment, even against a mediocre Saints pass defense. The Jekyll-and-Hyde Bengals take their act to Houston next week, but it's anyone's guess which version of Dalton will show up.
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Dalton completed 10-of-33 passes for 86 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions in Thursday's 24-3 loss to the Browns.
It was undoubtedly windy at Paul Brown Stadium, but not nearly to an extent that can explain one of the worst quarterback stat lines you'll ever see. Dalton missed countless throws all over the field, and the Cleveland secondary played a fantastic game, leaving A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu with little room to work. While not the Cincinnati offense's only problem, Dalton deserves most of the blame for Thursday's loss, as he gave the team absolutely no chance to win. Dalton's inconsistency has long bothered Bengals fans, and while he's mostly been decent from a team perspective this year, he's now turned in two hideous outlier performances. He's also done very little for fantasy owners, with just eight passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns through nine games. On the bright side, he draws a favorable home matchup with the Texans next Sunday.
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Dalton completed 19 of 31 passes for 233 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Jaguars.
With top wideout A.J. Green back from a toe injury, Dalton broke a two-game streak without a passing touchdown, though he did run for two in Week 8 against the Ravens. He has only two 300-yard games this season, one of which came in Week 1, and he's averaging just 208.3 passing yards per game in the last three weeks. Nevertheless, as Green continues to get healthier, Dalton should look more his way, which should certainly help his passing stats. Up next is a quick turnaround to a Thursday night matchup against the Browns.
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Dalton completed 21 of 28 passes for 266 yards and one interception, but he added six carries for 14 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Ravens.
Dalton's two rushing touchdowns bookended the scoring Sunday, as his first one put the Bengals up 7-0 in the first half and his final one, which came with 57 seconds left in the game, gave the Bengals the win. He connected with seven different receivers, with Mohamed Sanu leading the way again in place of the injured A.J. Green, catching five passes on nine targets for 125 yards. The bad news for Dalton is that he's now gone back-to-back games without a passing touchdown, though Green is expected to play in Week 9 against the Jaguars, giving Dalton his favorite weapon back against a defense allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season.
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Dalton completed 18 of 38 passes for 126 yards Sunday against the Colts.
Only a week removed from throwing for 323 yards and two touchdowns, Dalton was a complete mess against the Colts, throwing a season-high 20 incompletions. While six players caught passes, none of them had more than 55 receiving yards, with Jermaine Gresham's stat line a decent example of Dalton's day: 10 catches on 12 targets for only 48 yards. If there's something to look forward to, it's that the Bengals will next face off against a Ravens defense allowing 258.4 passing yards per game, the ninth-highest average in the NFL, though they are tied for the league-lead with only seven passing touchdowns allowed.
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Dalton completed 33-of-43 passes for 323 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions, while adding 25 rushing yards on four carries during Sunday's 37-37 tie with the Panthers.
Despite top wideout A.J. Green inactive with a toe injury, Dalton set a season-high in passing yards, while throwing for multiple touchdowns for the second consecutive game. He connected with seven different receivers, led by Mohamed Sanu, who had 10 catches on 14 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown. Green is not expected to play in Week 7 against the Colts, which means Dalton will continue to have to spread the ball around to produce for fantasy owners.
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Dalton completed 15-of-24 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Patriots. He added 16 yards on two carries.
Not the passing stats you'd expect to see in a blowout, but the Bengals only ran 48 offensive plays, and had two drives end early because of fumbles by wide receivers. Dalton wasn't perfect, but he didn't commit any turnovers, and did a decent job of moving the ball, even though New England's Darrelle Revis was all over A.J. Green. Dalton also watched his receiving corps drop a few passes, including what should have been a touchdown to TE Jermaine Gresham. Solid but unspectacular from a real-life perspective this season, Dalton has been a disappointment to owners, with just 926 passing yards and four touchdowns through four games. He does get a favorable matchup next week, facing the Panthers at home.