Dalton joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to start their careers with three straight 3,000-yard seasons.
Dalton has thrown six picks in the last two games after throwing seven in the previous eight.
Dalton had thrown for 1,034 yards to go along with 11 touchdowns and two picks over the previous three weeks, including a career-high five scores in Week 8 against the Jets. He posted solid numbers aside from the turnovers Thursday, completing 32 of 53 passes for 338 yards.
Dalton's five touchdown passes gave him 11 in his last three games, his best such span. He's the first quarterback to throw for five TDs against the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988.
Dalton has thrown three touchdowns in each of the last two games after combining for five in his first five contests.
Dalton had not thrown a TD in his previous two games and had just eight this season.
The win got the Bengals to 3-2, but Dalton didn't get anyone relying on him for fantasy production anywhere. It was his second straight game without a touchdown pass and he hasn't gone over 300 yards yet this year. He shouldn't be starting unless your No. 1 QB is on bye.
Dalton is still inconsistent and that was evident Sunday. He's a No. 2 QB at best.
Dalton's has thrown 78 passes in two games, probably not an ideal total for a team that would like to run the ball a little better.