Last week: 26 (+1)
Once again, Andy Dalton failed to beat a playoff team, something he’s never done in his career and part of the reason I never ranked them above 18, even when they were 3-1. He lost to 8 such teams last year and 3 or 4 of them this year (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Denver). His 3 wins this season have come against teams with a combined record of (6-20). In those 12 career games, he is a combined 257 of 451 (57.0%) for 2718 yards (6.0 YPA), 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions
The Bengals schedule gets tough ahead as they face teams that could make the playoffs in 6 of their final 8 games (NY Giants, San Diego, Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore), with only Kansas City and Oakland offering easier games. Every year one team goes from the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. At 3-5 on a 4 game losing streak, with Detroit and New Orleans improving, the Bengals look like the clear favorite to do so.
LG Clint Boling: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on...