CINCINNATI -- Maybe this is heresy. Maybe this will look stupid in a few years, or even a few weeks. But I'm not sure Andy Dalton was the best rookie quarterback in this game.
And the other rookie quarterback was a fifth-round pick most folks had never heard of before last week.
His name is T.J. Yates, and he's now 2-0 as a starter after driving the Texans 80 yards in the final 2:33 to rally the Texans past the Bengals, 20-19, and keep Houston in position for a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs -- while all but knocking the Bengals out of the postseason picture.
Andy Dalton is a fine quarterback, don't get me wrong. But Yates is equally impressive, with much less pedigree and hype and draft status.
Sunday he threw for 300 yards, nearly twice Dalton's output, and he did it without the massive weapon Dalton has in A.J. Green, who goes and gets jump balls.
More coming ...