Bengals Rout Vikings; Andy Dalton Has Make-Up Of Super Bowl Champion

By Devin O'Barr
Andy Dalton
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The 2013-14 Cincinnati Bengals are easily the most inconsistent NFL team to ever walk the planet. One week the Bengals look like Super Bowl locks, while some weeks it’s tough to see Cincinnati winning its division let alone making a late postseason run. However, with only one week left in the regular season the Bengals appear to be hitting their stride — or so it seems.

All year, the Bengals have excelled as one of the league’s most well-rounded teams. When Andy Dalton is on, you would be hard-pressed to find a more efficient and stable offense than Cincinnati’. While most NFL fans immediately think A.J. Green when the conversation turns to the Bengals’ offense, but this group is hardly one-dimensional. Dalton has used all of the tools in his toolbox with players like Mohamed Sanu, Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard all contributing on a weekly basis.

Moreover, the question surrounding third-year quarterback Andy Dalton has nothing to do with regular season games versus hapless teams like the Minnesota Vikings. Instead, No. 14 will have to wait until the month of January to make his claim as one of the NFL’s premier signal-callers. With at least one playoff game in front of their home crowd, the Bengals have a shot to make it to the Super Bowl, but will need Dalton to play much better than he has in recent postseasons.

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