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Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton has beef with Houston Texans' J.J. Watt

By Alex Butler
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Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton has beef with Houston Texans' J.J. Watt
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt (99) and Shane Lechler (9) celebrates their team 10-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 16, 2015. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

CINCINNATI, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The "Red Rifle" was short on ammo in the Cincinnati Bengals' 10-6 Monday Night Football loss to the Houston Texans.

But Andy Dalton wasn't only talking about his performance after the game. The Bengals quarterback was quick to respond to comments made by the Texans' J.J. Watt.

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After the game, Watt spoke to ESPN's Lisa Salters.

"Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun, and I think we did that," Watt told Salters. "He is a great player, and they are a great team, but our coaches put together a great game plan, we executed the game plan, everybody did their job."

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"It wasn't pretty. I mean, it was 10-6. That is a great football team over there, but we were able to do some great things on defense to help stop them to only two field goals."

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Dalton was 22-for-38 for 197 yards and tossed an interception in the loss.

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"I'm disappointed in him because of the integrity of this game," Dalton told reporters after the game. "I have a lot of respect for him. He's a really good player. There are a lot of kids and people who look up to him, and for him to make comments like that, he's just showing that's acceptable to say that kind of stuff.

"It's disappointing for one of the best players in this league to come out and say something like that, so that's all I'm going to say about that. He's a good player, but for him to be one of the best in this league and to show that integrity, it shows what he's about, and that's disappointing."

Dalton, 28, is having a career-year for the 8-1 Bengals. This season, the fifth-year quarterback has completed 196-of-296 passes for 2,423 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Watt, a three-time All-Pro, has 9.5 sacks this season.

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