Dalton's lone touchdown pass came on the team's second offensive drive -- a 6-yard completion to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Dalton's favorite target on the afternoon was star receiver A.J. Green, who caught a career-high 12 passes for 121 yards.
Dalton has had more games this season with one or no passing touchdowns (seven) than he has had multiple passing touchdowns (four). The Bengals are back in action Week 13 at Tampa Bay.
Dalton hooked up with Jermaine Gresham for a 12-yard touchdown in the opening quarter, followed by a 1-yard score to Gresham again in the third quarter. He kept rolling with a 24-yard strike to A.J. Green in the end zone during the fourth quarter.
Dalton compiled 220 yards through the air while completing 16 of 22 passes. He finished the game with three touchdowns, no interceptions and one sack. Last week, Dalton registered a 2.0 passer rating. This week, he got back on track and posted a 143.9 rating.
Dalton has 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year. He'll look to build off his recent performance Week 12 at Houston.
Dalton was simply terrible on the field Thursday and had at least one more easy interception dropped by the defense while failing to move the ball with any consistency despite a solid effort by the running game. He ended up getting benched late in the fourth quarter with his team down three scores, though he's in no danger of the Bengals removing him from the starter role permanently.
Dalton had delivered solid numbers coming into Week 10, completing nearly 65 percent of his passes while averaging 7.6 yards per attempt, but he's been held without a passing touchdown in three of his last four games. He'll hope to bounce back considerably in New Orleans in Week 11.
Dalton tossed a pair of touchdowns and finished with 18 Fantasy points in Week 9, and that was with Green played a little over half the team's snaps. Green's role is expected to be expanded in Week 10 against the Browns Thursday, and that could lead to good things for Dalton.
Of Dalton's three two-touchdown games this season, Green has been around for both, and has one touchdown in each game so far. The good news, Dalton has Green around and is set to take on a team he has enjoyed some success against, as he has three games of three touchdowns in his career against the Browns. They have been pretty tough for opposing quarterbacks overall this season, but did allow Mike Glennon and Charlie Whitehurst to log multi-TD games against them.
This isn't a great matchup for Dalton, who has been a pretty iffy Fantasy play most weeks. Jamey Eisenberg is buying into him, however, ranking him 11th among quarterbacks for the week; Dave Richard is less bullish, slotting Dalton in 17th for Week 10. He should be viewed as a risky matchup, though one with some upside.
It was the third time in the past four games that Dalton committed two turnovers. He's yet to produce a three-touchdown game this year.
Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu with a 19-yard score in the second quarter and A.J. Green for an 18-yard score in the fourth quarter. But with his team protecting a late lead, Dalton threw a pass that bounced off left tackle Andrew Whitworth and got picked off.
Dalton plays the Browns on Thursday Night Football.
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