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Andy Dalton takes home AFC offensive player of the week

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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was named the AFC offensive player of the month for October, but the honor was given just before he faced the Dolphins on a Thursday night game on October 31.

Dalton performed poorly in that game and the Bengals lost to Miami. The Bengals will spend the next few days hoping that Dalton performs better after receiving another honor from the league.

Dalton has been named the AFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Colts in Week 14. Dalton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another one to lead the Bengals to a 42-28 victory that put them one step closer to their first AFC North title since 2009.

If they can put the finishing touches on that, the next big hurdle to clear will be the first playoff victory since 1990. If they can’t do that, it will make three trips to the playoffs and three losses for Dalton.

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  1. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2013 11:15 AM

    Just wait till the games mean something, then we’ll see the real red popgun.

  2. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Dec 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    Good Andy looks like Drew Brees, and we look unstoppable. Bad Andy looks like Brandon Weeden, and we’re likely to be beaten by anyone.

  3. pskotte says: Dec 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    It was a relief to see Good Andy show up instead of his evil twin.

  4. peytonwantsaflag says: Dec 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    “Just wait till the games mean something, then we’ll see the real red popgun.”
    ——————————–

    jt you can take that narrative and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

  5. bengalsucker says: Dec 11, 2013 11:29 AM

    This team hinges solely on Andy Dalton. All depends on which one shows up. The good Andy, or the red headed step child Andy. His inconsistencies are frustrating. He needs to get consistent and make a run here. A lot of it goes into Gruden’s play calling. As I keep saying, you don’t call deep throws for a QB who CAN’T THROW DEEP PASSES. He just can’t. Don’t game plan for that. He can dink and dunk you all day long (most of the time). That opens up the running game and with the way this O-line has been playing, the running game is a force right now. Come on Bengals!

  6. metalhead65 says: Dec 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    and if they do not win in the playoffs they should get rid of him because not making them like they did for years before he got there is so much better right? be careful what you wish for bengal fans r you will back to being the bungals before you know it.

  7. bengalsucker says: Dec 11, 2013 11:34 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 11, 2013 11:15 AM
    Just wait till the games mean something, then we’ll see the real red popgun.

    —————————

    Games already mean something. Need to keep winning to keep a higher seed for the playoffs. Don’t want to bomb now and give other teams a chance to overtake us. He’s playing under some serious pressure from the last two years already.

  8. jruc says: Dec 11, 2013 11:34 AM

    over Manning?

  9. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    andy dalton . . LOL

    what did this J-O-K-E do against the ravens?

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    joetoronto says:Dec 11, 2013 11:15 AM

    “Just wait till the games mean something, then we’ll see the real red popgun.”

    When was the last time the Raiders played a meaningful game? Ten years ago? Lol.

    Raiders = Irrelevant

  11. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    You’ll have to excuse joeblowstoronto, he doesn’t understand things like “winning” & “playoffs’. He’s a Raider fan.

  12. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    Props to the Red Rocket, but it should’ve been Manning.

  13. ravenmomma says: Dec 11, 2013 11:48 AM

    Congrats to Andy for getting the AFC offensive player of the week. The Bengals have come on strong this year and if Dalton can become consistent, he just may be their franchise QB going forward. As a Ravens fan, I’m okay with bad Andy showing up though ;)

  14. imatroll300 says: Dec 11, 2013 11:48 AM

    Andy dalton as should not be allowed to wear an nfl uniform they need to replace him with jamarcus Russel

  15. londonbengal says: Dec 11, 2013 12:06 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Just wait till the games mean something, then we’ll see the real red popgun.
    ================================
    C’mon guys….

    give ‘joetoronto’ a break.

    He’s a Raiders fans; of course games in December don’t mean anything……

  16. junglerat524 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:20 PM

    I think the real story is Joe has a man crush on Andy & is a closet Bengals fan.

  17. jdphx says: Dec 11, 2013 12:20 PM

    “it will make three trips to the playoffs and three losses for Dalton.”

    And then finally, Bengals fans will realize the problem…. Or… maybe not?

  18. richiebburg says: Dec 11, 2013 12:26 PM

    Wait… Dalton over Manning??? Dalton beats the Colts pathetic secondary and Manning all day long made one of the best corners in the NFL look like a college player and they think Dalton had the best performance of the week? UNREAL!! PEYTON F MANNING owns this award!!!

  19. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 11, 2013 12:35 PM

    The top 5 QBs in the NFL:

    1)Tony Romo
    2)Tom Brady
    3)Andy Dalton
    4)Kyle Orton
    5)Aaron Rodgers

  20. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:42 PM

    Joetoronto said wait till the real games come?

    Ah, it’s the nfl and its only 16games.therefore every game is important. Lol!

  21. cincyalldaway says: Dec 11, 2013 12:56 PM

    @coachjohnharbaugh………………………….
    You know what the real joke is here harballs? Is the so called joke of the NFL, as you put it, has his team 2 games ahead of your sorry team and is still twice the QB for a 3rd of the money! There is no more inconsistant QB in the league than that unibrow having, bad porn mustache wearing, douchbag under center for the Baltimorons! NONE

    Now go outside and throw some more snowballs before you get spanking!

  22. islandgechee says: Dec 11, 2013 12:58 PM

    Andy Dalton injured his hand and its just now getting better….If we get the #2 seed is see us SB bound…if its a #3 seed or lower in the playoffs we win one if its a home game we’ll lose on the road..in my humble opinion

  23. cincyalldaway says: Dec 11, 2013 12:59 PM

    Oh yeah…can’t forget Joetoronto.

    Thanks again for all those draft picks dude! Gio Bernard was the icing on the cake for that wonderfully business minded move that your so called organization made for that dud Carson Palmer! But cheer up man…you guys got Terrell Pryor!
    BBBWAAAAAHHHAAHHHAAHHA

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 11, 2013 1:04 PM

    This is what happens when the Bengals #2 and #3 wide receivers choose to show up.

    In the five games Marvin Jones has totaled more than 50 yards (ugh… five!)…. the Bengals are 4-1.

    In the five games Mohamed Sanu has totaled more than 2 receptions (five … terrible)… the Bengals are 3-2.

    GET Andy Dalton REAL #2-3 wide receivers!!!

  25. bengalsucker says: Dec 11, 2013 1:21 PM

    jdphx says:
    Dec 11, 2013 12:20 PM
    “it will make three trips to the playoffs and three losses for Dalton.”

    And then finally, Bengals fans will realize the problem…. Or… maybe not?

    ——————–

    Us fans aren’t the issue. It’s the organization. The question is, will they realize he’s not the one? Fans are already doubting him. I give him props for his awards this year but that doesn’t negate the issues he has had. He’s just an average (at best) QB.

  26. jjconley says: Dec 11, 2013 1:36 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 11, 2013 1:04 PM
    This is what happens when the Bengals #2 and #3 wide receivers choose to show up.

    This! Happy to see there are some intelligent football fans out there.

    When Andrew Luck barely hits 50% completion, it’s because everyone else won’t help him.

    When Andy has a bad game, it’s because he’s Satan.

    I’ve seen AJ Green forget routes, run lazy, and drop easy catches all year. I’ve seen the receivers around him take themselves completely out of the game. I’ve seen BJGE look like Trent Richardson’s softer brother. I’ve seen the offensive line get rave reviews from experts but allow almost as many sacks as the Colts. And to top it all off, we’ve got Jay Gruden thinking he’s a tactical genius by saying he won’t make Gio the primary RB and insists on Dalton throwing the ball 50+ times.

    Dalton may or may not be the answer, but I know many more teams who are far worse off. What IS the answer is teamwork and playing to your strengths. Dalton’s hit deep balls all year, notably in Chicago, against the Jets, and even some pretty balls last week. But,Cincy is an up-tempo, quick throw team. Stick to your identity, Gruden, and Andy will win bigger awards than this weekly crap.

  27. jerruhjones says: Dec 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    What about Josh Gordon (again?)….what a joke.

  28. jjconley says: Dec 11, 2013 1:40 PM

    bengalsucker says:
    Dec 11, 2013 1:21 PM
    Us fans aren’t the issue. It’s the organization. The question is, will they realize he’s not the one? Fans are already doubting him. I give him props for his awards this year but that doesn’t negate the issues he has had. He’s just an average (at best) QB.

    ————-

    Only the few casual fans who don’t understand/never played the game put 100% of the blame on Dalton.

    The intelligent majority will lump Gruden, BJGE, all receivers and the o-line into the conversation of who needs to step up.

    The rest believe Andy is a good QB who will get better and blame the lack of support around him, much like Colts fans do.

    I personally fall somewhere between the 2nd and third options.

  29. deathonwings410 says: Dec 11, 2013 1:49 PM

    And people call Flacco “Jumpball Joe” when almost every pass throws is a jumpball to AJ Green (6’4″), Mohammed Sanu (6’2″), Marvin Jones (6’2″), Jermaine Gresham (6’5″) and Tyler Eifert (6’6″).

  30. bengals777 says: Dec 11, 2013 2:00 PM

    How quickly my fellow Bengal fans forget that before Dalton and Green arrived the Bengals were 4-12 the previous year. Dalton inherited an absolutely garbage looking team and no one knew who Donata Peku or Rey Maulaluga were before Dalton came to town.

    Dalton’s been in two years and been in playoffs both times. He lost those games but this is barely his third year……give the guy a damn break.

  31. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 11, 2013 2:24 PM

    “ELITE” joe flacco – 2011 thru 2013:

    58% completions

    60 td – 39 int – 27 fumbles

    81 QB rating

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

    Andy Dalton – 2011 thru 2013:

    60% completions

    72 td – 45 int – 13 fumbles

    85 QB rating

  32. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 11, 2013 2:40 PM

    Andy Dalton’s #2 and #3 wide receivers during his career:

    Jerome Simpson
    Andre Caldwell
    Andrew Hawkins
    Brandon Tate
    Marvin Jones
    Mohamed Sanu

    Jerome Simpson is a low character, undependable joke.

    Andre Caldwell is so bad that he only has 6 rec. in 2 seasons WITH PEYTON MANNING.

    Hawkins is a good guy… but… a 5’6″ guy as a #2-#3 is crazy (UNLESS he is Steve Smith).

    Tate is a good special teamer…. but…. not a NFL quality wide receiver.

    Jones/Sanu don’t get separation.

  33. bengals777 says: Dec 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    Bengals loose to Ravens headlines:

    “Dalton blows another game for Bengals”

    “Bengals D plays tough, Dalton plays poorly in loss to Ravens”

    Ravens loose to Bears headlines:

    “Offensive line fails to protect Flaco in loss to Bears”

    A non-existing running game leads to poor passing game in loss to Bears”

    “Everyone but Flaco to blame for loss to Bears”

  34. junglerat524 says: Dec 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    2011:
    #4 Pick, AJ Green (replaces Ocho)
    #35 Andy Dalton fell in their lap (replacing Carson)
    Carson Cries about retirement & eventually gets traded once the Bengals realize Dalton is tougher & wants to win. Hue Jackson, desperate for a QB gives up a #1 & #2 for Palmer. Palmer flops. Hue gets fired. Today the Raiders are still a joke.

    2012:
    #17 Dre Kirkpatrick (via Raiders)
    # 27 Kevin Zeitler

    2013:
    #21 Tyler Eifert
    #37 Giovani Bernard (via Raiders)

    FYI, who is Gios RB coach? HUE JACKSON!!!!!

  35. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 11, 2013 4:57 PM

    Any Bengals fan that hates Carson Palmer is an idiot.

    Crappy owner mike brown is the reason Palmer wanted to escape. mike brown let the only decent TEAM ORIENTED wide receiver go (T.J. Houshmandzadeh to Seattle) and kept paying aged locker room cancers like chad and t.o…

    Carson Palmer was stuck in Cincinnati playing with aged chad ochojohnsoncinco, aged t.o. (final NFL season), aged Laveranues Coles (final NFL season), terrible andre caldwell, low character jerome simpson, low character chris henry, non-pass catching running game tight end Reggie Kelly, nobody TE’s John Paul Foschi/Daniel Coats, and non-pass catching Rudi Johnson/Cedric Benson.

    What a nightmare.

  36. jnati513 says: Dec 11, 2013 8:36 PM

    This team plays as a team and don’t need to depend on just one player when Andy isn’t on his game the defense picks him up

  37. guitarkevin says: Dec 12, 2013 12:49 PM

    Anyone that is trying to compare Joe’s stats to Andy’s, or their headlines can just quit already.

    Joe has already proven he is one of the most CLUTCH QBs in the league.
    Joe already proved 5 years in a row that he can win when the pressure is on.

    Throw the stats out. Because they don’t matter.

    Joe is light years better than Andy – WHEN IT MATTERS.

    Andy has a lot of promise, but that organization does not have the winning mentallity. They don’t know what it is like to win when it matters so they don’t know how to play like a team that wins when it matters. This could be the year though, they have played well so far. But the jury is still out.

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