Best and worst from Andy Dalton in Week 7 loss to the Cardinals

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Is the Andy Dalton era of New Orleans Saints football officially over?

The former second-round pick out of TCU who spent nine years with the Bengals had looked like the quarterback the Saints needed through three games but ooh boy did he look rough in the Week 7 loss or what?

Dalton threw three picks with two of them being entirely his fault. Two of the three interceptions he threw went for pick-sixes and the other one he threw in the end zone that wiped what should have at least been three points off the board for a struggling New Orleans team.

Let's take a look at the best and the worst from the Red Rifle in his fourth start as a Saint.

Best from Andy Dalton

On their first drive of the game, the Saints offense capped things off with an improbable touchdown and it came from Dalton.

Dalton hit Weber State product Rashid Shaheed down the field and the speedy playmaker plowed his way into the end zone for a 53-yard touchdown that put NOLA up 7-0. The throw from Dalton was a beauty and Next Gen Stats said it was the Saints' "most improbable TD this season, and Dalton's longest completion by air distance Week 1, 2019".

Worst from Andy Dalton

You could include a lot of options here but I'm going with the third interception Dalton threw that went for a pick-six. That was a bad throw and it allowed Arizona to go up by 14 points right before the half when they were going to get the ball first in the second half. Just brutal.

This was easily Dalton's worst game in a Saints uniform and if Jameis Winston is fully healthy, it wouldn't be surprising if Dennis Allen made the switch to him for the Week 8 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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What would you say was Andy Dalton's best and worst play in the abysmal Week 7 loss?

Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference