Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tied his career high with four interceptions in Sunday’s 20-0 loss to Baltimore at Paul Brown Stadium.
The only other time it happened also was against the Ravens in a 34-17 loss in the 2013 season finale.
“We didn’t make any plays. It starts with me. It’s my fault,” Dalton said. “I didn’t play well at all and didn’t give us a chance to win.”
Dalton, who also got sacked five times, completed 16 of 31 passes for 170 yards. His 28.4 passer rating is the second-lowest of his career next to the 2.0 he posted in a 24-3 home loss to Cleveland in 2014.
In addition to the interceptions, Dalton also lost a fumble. It was the first time in Dalton’s career the Bengals have had five turnovers. The last time it happened was 2010 in a 23-17 loss at Indianapolis.
“We have 15 more games,” Dalton said. “This one game is not going to determine what happens this season. We can’t let it. If we get a win on Thursday night (against Houston), we’re not talking about this anymore. Obviously you want to start the year fast, but we didn’t. This is where we’re at now. We have to put our head down and go to work.”