Found January 03, 2012 on Cincinnati Bengals Blog:
The Houston Chronicle’s Jerome Solomon wrote he didn’t have much trouble coming up with a list of reasons why the Texans will be the Bengals on Sunday. His online sports editor asked for three and Solomon responded, “I could give you a dozen reasons.” Here are 12 rebuttals to Solomon’s logic. 1. Wade Phillips vs. Andy Dalton: I’ll take Phillips’ defense against a rookie QB in a big game any day. Dalton hasn’t been as good lately as he was early. Since the merger, only three rookies (Aaron Brooks, Mark Sanchez and Ben Roethlisberger) have thrown for more than 200 yards in a playoff game, and Brooks was the only one to do it in a win, as he led the Saints to a 31-28 win over St. Louis in 2000. Andy Dalton had an 89.7 QB rating his first time around against the Texans and did not throw an interception. Take: That’s not good news for Texans rookie QB T.J. Yates (and his bruised shoulder) either. What’s encouraging about Dalton is that his QB rating improved his second time around agains...

Dalton back at practice today

Andy Dalton was back in the locker room on Thursday morning and said he is ready to practice today. Dalton missed yesterday due to a bout of the flu. “I feel great. It was a tough day yesterday, but I feel a lot better than I did. I’ll be out there practicing and be ready to go,” Dalton said. “It was just a one-day thing. It was kind of out of nowhere. But I feel good now...

Bengals lose to Ravens 24-16 but get berth

Andy Dalton's desperate pass into the end zone fell incomplete in the scrum of players, leaving the Bengals still winless against playoff teams this season. And, playoff-bound themselves. The Bengals got a lot of help on Sunday, clinching the final AFC wild card despite losing to the Baltimore Ravens 24-16 in front of a capacity crowd at Paul Brown Stadium. The Ravens (12-4...

Andy Dalton Misses Practice

Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton wasn’t at practice today for what’s being called a intestinal virus. With it being only Wednesday and not an actual injury I wouldn’t be worried at all about him missing Saturday’s game. He’s pretty much just got a case of the *****, or maybe some nausea. @GeoffHobsonCin: #Bengals QB Dalton not in early part of practice...

Don Banks thinks the Bengals are playing with house money

And when you have nothing to lose, you can be quite dangerous. Banks says Got to love that the Bengals, the team that I’m not even sure the city of Cincinnati truly appreciates, made the playoffs in what was supposed to be a take-your-lumps kind of year. A rookie quarterback in Andy Dalton isn’t supposed [...]

Bengals' Dalton skips practice with illness, likely back Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton missed Wednesday's practice with an intestinal virus but is expected to be back on the field Thursday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Dalton was taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms

It was known that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton missed practice Wednesday with the flu.  It wasn’t known that Dalton actually ended up at the hospital for treatment. Coach Marvin Lewis said Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Dalton received treatment for “flu-like symptoms” (at least it wasn’t “concussion-like symptoms”), via Adam Schefter of ESPN.  Taking…

Random Wild Card Weekend Notes

Some notes on the upcoming NFL Wild Card weekend games.The 2011 playoff field features six teams – Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Houston, New York Giants and San Francisco – that did not make the postseason last year.The 2011 postseason starts on Saturday when the Bengals visit the Texans. The game can be the first postseason game in the Super Bowl era in which two rookie quarterbacks...

Report Card — Ravens game

PASS OFFENSE (C-) The windy conditions didn’t help matters but there were plenty of instances where Andy Dalton and his receivers were not on the same page. Jerome Simpson and Jermaine Gresham each had five catches but Simpson overran a couple routes and Gresham’s fumble in the fourth quarter ended up allowing Baltimore to seize momentum. RUN OFFENSE (C) Only 19 yards in the...
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