QB Andy Dalton has too much to prove this Sunday as his Cincinnati Bengals go on the highway to take on the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC wild card round of the playoffs. The Bengals’organization showed their confidence in Dalton last offseason by signing him to an extremely lucrative six-year deal. Will he manage to overcome the inconsistencies he’s displayed this year and prove that he’s the franchise QB the Bengals believe he is?
The past playoff game the Bengals won was in 1990. And since Dalton has taken over the QB position, he is 0-3 in the postseason. His power to overcome adversity and shun his doubters is going to be key to the game, which won’t be easy, going up against Andrew Luck and the NFL’s top-ranked passing offense.
To state Bengals fans are receiving restless will be an understatement. This playoff drought is the longest of any NFL team and this organization is going to be under lots of pressure to break that barrier and finally end this playoff losing streak. With having said that, all eyes is going to be using one guy and his ability to perform efficiently under this extreme pressure, and that, needless to say, is Dalton.
This will be a showdown of two talented quarterbacks who’re a lot more than effective at taking their team entirely this year. So what type will show up Sunday and take the first step toward a 2015 Super Bowl ring? My guess is that Dalton finally gets the job done.