Dalton found an open Mohamed Sanu for a 42-yard touchdown strike on the opening series of the night. He went 4 for 4 for 74 yards on the first drive. He worked three series with the first-team and compiled 144 yards through the air while completing all eight of his pass attempts. He added a touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 158.3 passer rating.
Through two preseason games, Dalton has completed 11 of 13 pass attempts for 215 yards and a touchdown.
Fresh off signing a new contract,
However, Dalton threw consecutive incompletions at the Chiefs' 12-yard line, forcing Cincy to settle for a 30-yard field goal. Dalton was removed after the opening nine-play drive.
Dalton is now signed through 2020.
"[B]oth sides are working on it," Dalton said. "We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a deadline. We don't expect it to get to that point, but if it does, it does."
Last week Bengals owner Mike Brown called Dalton the "quarterback here for the immediate future," adding that he'd use the franchise tag if need be to keep Dalton.
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