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Andy Dalton thrives in 'sudden death' situations

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 09:28:02-04

Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton hasn’t had a lot of chances to play in overtime games during his five-year NFL career.

But he’s been at his best when the team has faced a “sudden death” situation on the field.

Take Sunday’s electrifying 27-24 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.

First, Dalton led a furious fourth-quarter comeback in which the Bengals scored 17 unanswered points to tie the game at 24-24 at the end of regulation.

Then, he went to work in the overtime period, delivering on three of four key passes during two Bengals possessions that put the team in position to kick a game-winning field goal.

Dalton’s been just as steady, passing wise, in four previous overtime games – all played within the past two seasons.

Overall, in all five overtime game periods, he’s clicked on 22 of 31 passes for 201 yards – with no touchdowns, but no interceptions either.

The Bengals, however, have had marginal success in those games.

They’re 2-2-1, with overtime wins over Buffalo in 2013 and Sunday against Seattle, losses to Miami and Baltimore in 2013, and a tie with Carolina last season.

Find out more about how Dalton performs in various game situations and against different opponents by checking out our interactive database that tracks every pass he’s thrown during his NFL career.

The database was compiled by WCPO using play-by-play narrative reports from each Bengals regular season and playoff game in which Dalton has played.