Driskel completed 12 of 24 passes for 95 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Steelers. He also added two carries for 13 yards.
Driskel failed to get anything going offensively for the Bengals as the team's only touchdown came on an interception returned for a score. The performance marked the first time he failed to break 100 passing yards as well as the only time he failed to throw at least one touchdown pass in six games where he saw significant action. In his defense, his receiving weapons were depleted with A.J. Green (foot) and Tyler Boyd (knee) out entering the game, and he lost Cody Core to an elbow injury during the game. Regardless, Driskel is highly unlikely to enter 2019 as the team's starting quarterback, even if they move on from Andy Dalton.
Driskel completed 13 of 19 attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns, adding five rushes for 21 yards during Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Browns.
Driskel has been anything but dynamic as a passer in four starts for the Bengals this season, completing a respectable 60.3 percent of his throws since Dec. 2, but averaging fewer than 145 passing YPG over his past three outings. The former sixth-round pick came on late against Cleveland on Sunday, but he was utterly anemic through the first half of the contest, completing just two of six attempts for three yards. Coming into the weekend, Driskel had failed to finish better than QB21 in any of his three starts (standard scoring) -- with a 154-yard outing in Week 16, that trend is unlikely to change. Week 17 brings a formidable matchup against a Steelers defense that ranks second in the NFL in sacks (46) and 13th in passing yards allowed per game (237).
Driskel completed 14 of 33 pass attempts for 130 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Raiders. He also carried seven times for 32 yards.
Driskel struggled to connect with his pass catchers, completing an uninspiring 42 percent of his pass attempts while averaging 3.9 yards per attempt. He didn't generate any plays longer than 30 yards, though he did manage to connect with Tyler Boyd for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Driskel has failed to top 175 passing yards in three of his four starts, posting five total touchdowns with three turnovers in that stretch. He shouldn't be relied on for fantasy production even in a favorable matchup with the Browns next Sunday.
Driskel completed 18 of 27 attempts for 170 yards and one touchdown, adding two rushes for 12 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
Driskel posted an impressive completion rate of 66.7 percent against the Chargers' ultra-talented defense, but only two of his 18 completions yielded 15 or more yards. The 2016 sixth-round pick has failed to stand out in his first foray as a starting quarterback in the NFL, posting QBRs of 18.4 and 36.5 against the Chargers and Broncos, respectively. His offensive line hasn't done him any favors by surrendering seven sacks over his first two career starts, but Driskel has had trouble pushing the ball downfield even when provided ample time, averaging a stagnant 6.35 yards per attempt. Week 15 presents a matchup against an Oakland defense that has struggled mightily in pressuring opposing passers this year, collecting just 11 sacks (31st-ranked Miami has twice as many).
Driskel completed 25 of 38 passes for 236 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Broncos. He also lost a fumble during the contest.
So much of Sunday's game was about Driskel handling the rush. Early in the third quarter with the Bengals driving, Driskel was flustered by the pressure and floated one to safety Justin Simmons. On the very next drive, Driskel hung in against the rush and uncorked a 30-yard strike to Cody Core for a catch-and-run touchdown, a sign of some improvement -- though his afternoon did also feature a strip sack and intentional-grounding call. The Bengals somewhat surprisingly didn't have the athletic Driskel run more on Sunday as he finished with three yards on three carries despite averaging 8.2 yards per carry and scoring two rushing touchdowns in reserve duty this season. After struggling against an injury-riddled Denver secondary, Driskel gets a Chargers defense next Sunday that ranks in the top 10 in opponent passer rating (87.4).
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