Andy Dalton only threw one interception in his final 184 throws of the regular season.
He threw another one in the first half Saturday against the Texans, although it wasn’t really his fault.
Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt made an incredible leaping catch of a Dalton out route and took it back 29 yards to give the Texans a 17-10 halftime lead.
Most lineman would be lucky to bat that ball down. Watt scored a touchdown on it, and added a sack on the last play of the half for good measure.
Just like the last Texans-Bengals game, this has been a very even matchup. Both teams have 156 yards. Dalton has looked more composed and effective compared to T.J. Yates, but the Bengals haven’t capitalized on their opportunities.
Houston is running the ball well in this game. If that continues, they could win their first playoff game in history.