By John DeShazier
New Orleans Saints
For the fifth consecutive game – and now, for the foreseeable future – Andy Dalton will start at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints at quarterback, Coach Dennis Allen said during his Wednesday’s conference call with media. Sunday, the Saints will play the Las Vegas Raiders in the Caesars Superdome.
Calling it an “offensive decision” and citing that he liked how the offense was moving the ball, Allen said, “Jameis (Winston) is back healthy. We’re going to continue with Andy.”
Dalton, in his 12th year in the NFL, started the past four games for the Saints (2-5) as Winston recovered from back and ankle injuries. Winston was listed as a full participant on Wednesday’s practice report, but Allen said Dalton will stay in the lineup as long as he’s playing well. Dalton has completed 83 of 131 passes for 946 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions while playing without star receiver Michael Thomas.