Sunday was a special day for Dalton. Not only did he lead his team over the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants, he accounted for every touchdown in the game. The Bengals finished the game 31-13 over New York.
Andy Dalton completed 21 of 30 passes for 199 yards. He also threw a career-high four touchdowns. No stat is as important to Dalton though, than the stat with a zero in the column. The quarterback, who has thrown 11 interceptions this season and at least one in every regular season game in 2012, finished the game with zero interceptions. This, in turn, helped to route the Giants in a decisive Bengals win.
Dalton hit four different receivers for touchdowns. He opened the game with a long bomb to a wide open A.J. Green, and then hit Andrew Hawkins for another six on the team’s next possession. The other receivers that were the beneficiaries of the quarterback’s career day were tight end Jermaine Gresham and rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu, for his first touchdown grab of the season.
For his performance on Sunday, Dalton was nominated alongside Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Brees led his team over the undefeated Falcons, racking up 298 yards and three touchdowns, while Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns over the Raiders.
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