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Bengals going back to Andy Dalton

No surprise.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

After three abysmal performances by Ryan Finley, the Bengals have been left with no choice but to make a change.

On Monday, head coach Zac Taylor revealed the Bengals are now going with Andy Dalton at quarterback.

That means Dalton will get the starting nod when the Bengals host the Jets in Week 13, which is probably the second-most winnable game left on the schedule behind only the Dolphins in Week 16.

While the Bengals clearly need to move on from Dalton, they still don’t want to finish the season at 0-16, so it makes sense for them to roll with their veteran signal-caller.

However, this does open the door for a disaster scenario where Dalton plays well enough over the final month for the Bengals to decide to stick with him and bypass on taking a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. That’s the last thing this franchise needs, but with Mike Brown, it’s going to be a very realistic scenario now.