Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/8/11
Writers Pat McManamon and Zac Jackson tackle their weekly five questions on the Browns, the Bengals and the AFC North Division... What is the most surprising element of the Bengals season?PM: Andy Dalton has played fairly well. In fact, he might be better than Colt McCoy right now. Dalton has a better arm, will throw downfield and has had some decent production. His total yards are not as good as McCoys, but his yards per attempt is better. He has a long way to go, and McCoy could eventually surpass him. But at this point Dalton has shown enough to justify the Bengals turning the team over to him. ZJ: The Bengals are so full of surprises - er, strange stuff - that it's usually tough to dig out real surprises. Maybe the biggest is that they're 2-2 and suddenly full of life and optimism and they've done it without the projected formula of Cedric Benson doing all the heavy lifting for the offense. He got his 25 carries and the chance to be the closer in the opener, but otherwise Dalt...
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