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While he has not gained many of the accolades as some other winning quarterbacks in the NFL right now, but he has helped his Cincinnati Bengals to 4-2 heading into their week seven clash with the Detroit Lions.
Despite sitting on the right side of .500 after five games many pundits believed Dalton’s passer rating of 82.9, which was ranked ninth in the AFC, would mean they could not win this season.
That was before Dalton completed 26 of 40 passes for 337 yards and three TDs in a 27-24 overtime win at Buffalo on Sunday, earning conference Player of the Week honors.
Bengals running back running back Giovani Bernard backed his signal caller.
“Andy has done a great job all season,” Bernard said. “He’s going through a lot of scrutiny but he’s been able to block all that out and been able to play (well).”
The Lions’ 13 takeaways — tied for fourth in the league after finishing 27th with only 17 last year — have fueled a 4-2 start, matching their 2012 win total. In each game they’ve had a positive or even turnover margin, something they accomplished seven times all of last season.
DeAndre Levy had two interceptions in last week’s 31-17 win at Cleveland and is tied for the NFL lead with four.
Detroit quarterback Matthew is coming off his seventh career game with four-plus TDs, three of which went to Joseph Fauria.