The performance came after Dalton suffered an ankle injury with 11:10 left in the second quarter. Buffalo defensive tackle Cedric Thornton came up the middle on a rush, and Dalton rolled his left ankle trying to escape the pressure.
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He got the ankle taped at halftime and was noticeably limping the rest of the game, but he tried to downplay it after the game.
“I just wanted to keep trying to walk off it and hopefully it would feel better,” he said. “And it did. I got it taped up and was good to go.”
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis praised Dalton’s effort.
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“He really fought through it and did a good job,” Lewis said. “He overcame some pain and stayed in the football game.”
It was the 23rd time in Dalton’s career he’s thrown at least two interceptions. The Bengals are 10-12-1 in those games.
And given that the Bengals were down after three quarters, it was the 15th fourth-quarter comeback and 18th game-winning drive of Dalton’s career.