Dalton’s fumbles cause problems for the Bengals

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Heading into Thursday night, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had two fumbles this season. In the second quarter on Thursday night, Dalton had two more.

Those two fumbles, both in Bengals territory, led to two Eagles field goals, and Philadelphia came back from a 10-0 deficit to lead 13-10 at halftime.

Dalton’s fumbles both came when he was hit just as he was passing, and the ball came out just before his arm moved forward. On both plays, Dalton needed to get the ball out a split second faster when the pocket started to collapse.

Other than one long pass from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin when the Bengals’ coverage broke down, Philadelphia hasn’t done much of anything offensively. But Dalton hasn’t done much either, and after he handed the Eagles two field goals in the second quarter, that was enough for a halftime lead.