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Cincinnati Bengals go back to Andy Dalton as starting QB

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 16:28:00-05

CINCINNATI — The Bengals will go back to playing quarterback Andy Dalton, head coach Zac Taylor said on Monday.

“Ryan (Finley) has done the things we’ve asked him to do and he still has a very bright future with us, but Andy gives us the best chance to win," Taylor said.

Taylor announced Monday that Dalton would finish the season, ending a three-week experiment with rookie Ryan Finley running the offense. Finley completed only 47% of his passes during three starts, and the offense failed to score more than 13 points in any game.

The move came a day after a 16-10 loss to the Steelers in which Finley fumbled twice.

The Bengals (0-11) are the NFL’s only winless team as they get ready to host the New York Jets (4-7), who have won three straight. The 11-game losing streak in one season is the longest in franchise history.