Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 10/2/11
GAME BALL: QUARTERBACK ANDY DALTON In the first half Dalton was 7 of 20 for 116 yards and two interceptions which turned into 14 Buffalo points. In the second half he was 11 of 16 for 182 yards and a touchdown as he rallied the Bengals back. The Bengals scored on four of their five second-half drives, including Mike Nugent’s 43-yard game-winner as time expired. UPON FURTHER REVIEW Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said last week that he wanted to see Dalton make plays with his feet if receivers were covered instead of throwing it away. Dalton ended up having three scrambles for 12 yards, including a 3-yard run up the middle on a quarterback draw and a 3-yard third-down scramble near the right sideline on the game-winning drive to give the Bengals a first down. REVISITING THE FIVE KEYS Convert on third downs: After coming into the game 2 of 21 on third downs over the last two games, the offense converted on 5 of 12 chances against the Bills and were 2 of 3 in the fourth quarter. Get t...
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