Monday Morning Gunslinger: Andy Dalton Leads The Bengals to 5-0 After OT Win Against Seahawks

The best teams in the NFL fight through adversity and make the necessary plays to win games.

The Cincinnati Bengals were down 24-7 against the Seahawks at the start of the 4th quarter but the Bengals stormed back, scoring 20 straight points en route to an overtime win.

“We never flinched. Our confidence is through the roof, and Andy is a great leader,” Smith said. “He told us before we went out on the field in the overtime that we were going to win the game right here. ‘Keep your poise. Keep your poise. Be confident. We know we’re going to win the game.  Andy went up and down the line one time  and said, ‘Stay calm, stay confident. We’re going to win and that was it.”

There is no doubt that one of the big reasons the Bengals are 5-0 for the first time since 1988, the year they reached the Super Bowl, is the vastly improved play of Andy Dalton. He has now thrown for 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions this season and the best part of Andy Dalton’s play this season has been the fact he looks like he’s having fun. Yet he’s still charged up.

Over the summer, the fans in Cincinnati booed the shit out of Andy Dalton at an MLB Celebrity All Star Game

He would go on to hit a home run. But nobody wants to be booed in their own city. And I’d be wrong to say Cincinnati fans were wrong for booing him. But Dalton has managed to turn all these negatives into positives this season.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton gets up after rushing in a touchdown by Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday, October 11, 2015.   (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton gets up after rushing in a touchdown by Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday, October 11, 2015.
(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

But luckily we don’t have to worry about that. But just ask Bengals offensive linemen Andrew Whitworth what the narrative would’ve been had they lost this game:

“If we’d have lost this game, it means that we’re not fit for the postseason. It’s an unfair reality, and it’s kind of a joke at this point,” Whitworth told USA TODAY Sports

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