Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 11/3/11
From the Bengals: The NFL is announcing today that Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been named the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October. Dalton led the Bengals to a 4-0 record in October, becoming the first Bengals rookie QB to lead four straight victories. Two of the wins featured fourth-quarter comebacks. On Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, the Bengals trailed 17-3 at halftime and won 23-20. In the second half, Dalton threw a TD pass, ran for another TD and led a 56-yard drive for the winning field goal as time expired. In a 30-20 win on Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, the Bengals trailed 20-16 before Dalton led a late TD drive that featured a nine-yard completion to the Jaguars 10 on a fourth-and-six play. “The leadership Andy has brought as a rookie is remarkable,” said Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth. “The kid shows gumption. He’s in our face. It takes a lot for a rookie to do that.” The Bengals drafted Dalton in the second round (35th overall) out of Texas Christian, where he ...
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