The Bengals showed many facets against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 of the 2011 NFL season. None were more positive than the solid four quarters of play attributed to Andy Dalton—arguably Dalton's finest and first full-game performance.
Yet with some bruises on defense and a stymied and stifled running game, slogging through the invisible mud was to be had.
The Bengals continued their streak for the dramatic with their second game-changing, game-ending, nail-in-the-coffin defensive fumble recovery for a touchdown, while A.J. Green caught yet another score on offense to replace the memories of prior acrobats.
Going into the bye week, the Bengals are looking poised and now need to refresh for the final stretch—the long haul.
Here is what the we learned about the Bengals in Week 6.