Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Blogger Blitz: Dalton's interception problem
By Jamison Hensley
As a rookie, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton didn't throw an interception in nine of his 16 games. This year, he has been picked off in each of his six games.
That's only part of Dalton's interception problem. He's had three interceptions returned for touchdowns this season. According to ESPN Stats & Information's Zach Jones, Dalton is not close to setting any records in this category.
Since 2004, there have been four quarterbacks who have had three picks returned for scores in a team's first six games: Jake Delhomme (2004 and 2005), Joey Harrington (2007), Peyton Manning (2008) and Chad Henne (2009). The last quarterback who has thrown more than three in a season was Manning, who had four in 2001.