Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws during the second half the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton 'confident as ever'

Although the Cincinnati Bengals are 7-4 and have a stranglehold on the AFC North, quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled lately.

Over the last three games, the Bengals are 1-2 and Dalton is just 69-of-131 for 705 yards with five touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Bengals were defeated by both the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens in overtime, but bounced back Sunday, defeating the Cleveland Browns 41-20 Sunday.

“I’m confident as ever,” Dalton told ESPN.com’s Coley Harvey Tuesday. “You have to have confidence. For us, as a team, we feel like we’re in control of everything and that’s where we want to be at this point.”

On the season, the third-year pro out of TCU is 252-of-410 for 2,954 yards with 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

“I’m a lot better than I was the last two years,” Dalton said. “There’s some things that I’ve done this year that I didn’t do the last couple of years. For me, I’ve got to keep improving and keep trying to get better.”

“Some of the stuff that I’ve been doing are things that I wanted to work on and things that I wanted to improve on. We’re in a good spot right now,” Dalton added.

The Bengals will enjoy a bye week before heading to San Diego to take on the Chargers on December 1.

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