The Cincinnati Bengals were embarrassed on Thursday Night Football, but quarterback Andy Dalton is the one everyone is slamming for his performance. Then again, when you only complete 10 of 33 passes for 86 yards and three interceptions in a 24-3 loss to the division rival Cleveland Browns.
Here is every incomplete pass from Dalton's horrific night:
Watching this, as bad as Dalton's night was, it was evident that a lot of his incompletions were either the result of a batted pass at the line of scrimmage, a drop or a throw away.
This is not to defended Dalton. He was horrible on this night, but there was more to his 30-percent completion percentage that just his poor play.
There were at least five dropped passes, three batted passes at the line of scrimmage, four throw aways and several other passes that were thrown in a spot where a well-covered receiver was the only one that could catch it.
Again, this is not to defend Dalton, but more so to not put 99.9% of the blame on him for this loss like many are doing today.
I'd go more 60/40 on Dalton. You?