Bengals OC Jay Gruden says Andy Dalton "has got to be more consistent" over the final two games of the season and beyond.
"We expect to see progress and not regression, and he kind of took a step back [Thursday] night," Gruden said. "He's got to be more consistent. His accuracy for whatever reason was inaccurate. He did not pull the trigger like he should pull the trigger. He was gun-shy just a little bit." Over his last three games, Dalton has completed just 59.1 percent of his passes and has thrown just three touchdowns to three interceptions with a cumulative QB rating of 72.0. Up next for Dalton is the Steelers in Week 16, whom he had his worst QB rating (56.4) of the season against in Week 7.
2012: 62.5%, 3313 (2 left), 26/14, 90 rating
2011: 58.1%, 3398, 20/13, 80 rating