Over his last four games, Andy Dalton has a completion percentage barely topping 50, and a touchdown to interception ratio of two to six.
In some ways, it feels like Dalton is fading a bit in this offense. But his best friend on the team, guard Andrew Whitworth, begs to differ.
"I don't think he's at a critical point," Whitworth said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "He's played a lot of good football. He himself said he didn't play his best. We all have games like that. He's a guy that at the end of the day, his character and who he is will always prevail in the end. He'll find a way to fix what he needs to fix and do better because it means the world to him."
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If a team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations is to come even close to their intended goal, the rest of Dalton's teammates will need to start sounding like Whitworth.