NASHVILLE -- It's Cam Newton this, Cam Newton that.
All he does is something Newton hasn't done much of: Win.
Dalton threw three touchdown passes Sunday against the Tennessee Titans to lead the Bengals to a 24-17 victory and up their record to 6-2 at the halfway point of the season.
Dalton was calm, poised and accurate against the Titans, showing why this team is a legitimate playoff contender. Dalton now has 12 touchdown passes on the season and seven interceptions.
The Bengals aren't asking him to win games, but when they fell behind by Sunday Dalton was able to rally them in the second half.
The defense did the rest. The Titans got the ball back twice in the final five minutes and the second time the Bengals forced a fumble by Jared Cook with 3:49 left to ice it.