After watching the Saints lose to the Browns... let me repeat that, the BROWNS, I'm even feeling worse about our win last week.
People pick on Dalton and his playoff record, but he has had 'Matt Ryan' kind of playoff luck in that he's run into either very hot teams [Chargers last season], or absolute buzz-saw defenses [Texans for two straight years] which he can't play well against because of nice blitzing and his happy feet. Had he run into the Falcons ANY of those years, this [today's game] would have been the result as our Defense can't scare him and doesn't make him move or panic in the face of a blitz, and the Bengals defense is very, very good.
The Bengals are a very bad match-up for us, but then again, any team with a Top 10 defense is going to beat us 8 times out of 10.
Please don't ever mention Dalton and Ryan in the same breath again regardless if you're making a comparison or not. Dalton showed again today why he is a terrible QB. He easily had 3 TDs in the games where his receivers beat our guys, and each time Dalton threw a completely uncatchable pass out of bounds. The dude is trash
, and the only reason the Falcons were really in this game for the first 24 minutes of this game was because of how bad he and their kicker were today. Then the Bengals ground game, defense and our terrible defense took over the game and we got blasted the rest of the game.
But in Week 1, the Bengals had to settle for FGs on 5 of their first 6 drives (a 3 & Out on the 6th) because of Dalton's inability to deliver on 3rd downs with a simplified offense. Thus far these 2 games show why the Bengals were idiots
Dalton what they did. On 22 dropbacks on 3rd downs, Dalton's passing has helped the Bengals convert just 6 first downs (27%) thru 2 games. Of course one of those came today on Sanu's 76-yard TD.