That’s Andy Dalton’s Vertical Yards per Attempt figure this season, which is good for fourth among QBs with 10 or more downfield attempts this season. Consistent downfield passing has been Dalton’s bugaboo despite frequent heroics from A.J. Green. If he can even come close to maintaining that pace down the stretch, the Bengals’ offense will have too much pop for anyone else in the North to stop.
On this red-zone defensive play call, it would appear that Houston either has responsibilities for picking up RB Jackie Battle out of the backfield or to Buy Cheap Jerseys Online simply spy Fitzpatrick should he try to get outside the pocket and run for the score. You can see Houston stay on the ball of his feet, maintain balance and anticipate Fitz’s scramble up the middle. Most importantly though, he slams Fitz into the turf before the quarterback and reach out to break the plane with the ball. That’s not easy in this close of quarters.
That’s good news for Bryant, who has been one among the league’s best at finding the end zone. Bryant has eight touchdown receptions this season, more than any player not named Wes Welker. Six of those touchdowns have come from inside the red zone, which has helped make Dallas the third-best offense in the NFL at scoring red zone touchdowns — the Cowboys score at least six points on 69 percent of their trips inside the 20-yard line. The Vikings defense, meanwhile, ranks 19th in the red zone, giving up a touchdown 58 percent of the time opponents get inside the 20.
The fact that Bryant wasn’t on Johnson’s plane of existence wouldn’t have drawn much scrutiny if Bryant hadn’t put himself on Johnson’s level prior to the game, saying “I believe I can do whatever he can do,” then falling well short of doing so. Eventually the Cowboys lost on Cheap NFL Jerseys China a last-minute touchdown drive and Bryant was spotted yelling at teammates on the sideline. Media didn’t wait to find out that Bryant was actually shouting encouragement before painting him as a diva. As a result, Bryant could probably use a pick-me-up this weekend.