Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: 3 Bold Predictions

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Oct 19, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Dalton will double his interception total this season

I have no idea who the Bengals’ quarterback is and what he has done with Andy Dalton, but the guy has really avoided interceptions. I’m kidding of course, as Dalton is perhaps the most recognizable quarterback in the NFL. But his ability to avoid turnovers to this point in the season has been impressive, especially considering the fact that he’s missing A.J. Green. Dalton has just three interceptions on year.

By the end of the game Sunday, though, I expect that total to double. Sure, Dalton will produce some big plays, as he always does. But we haven’t seen bad-Dalton in a while, and an appearance is overdue. What better time for bad-Dalton to make an appearance than against the Ravens’ constantly improving defense in a key divisional game?

Considering that the pass rush should again find success against the Bengals (as long as the secondary holds up its end of the bargain), at least one, maybe two, of those interceptions should come off tipped passes.

Remember, even in a key 34-17 win in the season finale last year over the Ravens, Dalton threw four interceptions. Bad-Dalton doesn’t necessarily guarantee bad-Bengals. But at minimum, Ravens fans should have plenty of turnovers to cheer for.