Bengals rookie Dalton gets first NFL winning drive



CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton doesn’t have the strongest arm. He’s not the fastest runner. In his first four NFL games, he has shown a lot of resolve.

The Bengals rookie quarterback orchestrated his first NFL game-winning drive on Sunday, leading Cincinnati to a 23-20 victory over previously unbeaten Buffalo. Dalton scored the tying touchdown on a 3-yard run, then kept the winning drive alive by diving for a first down at the sideline.

The comeback followed Dalton’s horrid first half, which helped the Bills get ahead 17-3.

That’s twice now that the rookie has overcome a bad beginning and led the team back in the fourth quarter.

The Bengals (2-2) play next Sunday in Jacksonville (1-3).