Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is drawing praise from inside and outside his own locker room, thanks to his part in leading the team to a 3-0 record.

Dalton is second in the league in passer rating behind Aaron Rodgers. He's completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 866 yards to go with an 8 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio. His starting right tackle even called him the best quarterback in the league.

Dalton has led the Bengals to the playoffs in four straight seasons, but he's still received his share of criticism from fans in Cincinnati who are hoping he is ready to take his game to the next level.

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So what has led to this profound improvement through three games this season? Is it the return of weapons Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert? Perhaps its the chemistry with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson?

Leave it to cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to deliver the best answer. Take it way Dre:

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