In Andy Dalton’s first start back from getting benched a month ago, he has made Bengals history.
Thanks to his 17-yard throw to Tyler Boyd, Dalton now has 198 touchdown passes in his career and in a Bengals uniform. He now holds the record for most touchdown passes in franchise history, passing none other than Bengals legend Ken Anderson.
Andy Dalton just recorded his 198th touchdown pass. Dalton now becomes the #Bengals franchise leader in touchdown passes. He broke a tie with Ken Anderson who tossed 197 TD passes in his career.— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) December 1, 2019
It took Anderson 192 games and 172 starts to reach 197 scores. Having played in mostly in the 1970s, Anderson’s touchdown rate was pretty high for his era, but Dalton’s 198 in his 129th career game is equally impressive when adjusting for era.
Dalton has now thrown for 10 touchdowns on the season in this his ninth game. He’ll have at the very least the next four games to extend his record and be the first Bengals quarterback to cross the 200-touchdown mark.
If this game is going to be anything like the last time the Jets played the Bengals in Cincinnati, Dalton might get 200 before the day ends.