AJ McCarron becomes first Alabama QB to start and win NFL game since 1987

One of the biggest topics talked about last weekend was Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton going down with a hand injury. We now know that he will likely miss the rest of the regular season and might be able to return for the playoffs.

One of the lesser-known facts of this situation, however, was the Bengals’ backup, AJ McCarron. The former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback had the chance to do something on Sunday that nobody else had done since 1987: start and win an NFL game.

He did just that with a 24-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Alabama fans are probably pretty focused on the College Football Playoff right now, but they have to be proud of McCarron especially since he is also the last Alabama quarterback to lead them to a national championship.

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