Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 11/14/11
PASS OFFENSE (C) Pass protection was good as Dalton did not get sacked. the A.J. Green touchdown catch where he went up over two Steelers safeties was a beauty and Andy Dalton’s touchdown throw to Jermaine Gresham in the third quarter was one of his best throws of the day. Now, let’s talk about the one thing that is preventing this offense from progressing another level this year — can a second receiver consistently produce? Andre Caldwell and Jerome Simpson stepped up last week against Tennessee. They didn’t against the Steelers. Caldwell had three catches and Simpson was shut out (he did have one for 14 yards but a questionable Andrew Whitworth hands to the face call wiped that out). Of the 12 times, 87 and 89 were targeted, we’ll say that three or four were off target. No excuses on the other ones including the pass intended for Simpson late in the fourth quarter where William Gay jumped the route and Simpson did not make an attempt to come back. Dalton finished 15 of 30 for 170 ...
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