What does a new haircut have to do with an undefeated Bengals team?
Some are seeing Andy Dalton's new 'do as a superstitious reason why they're 8-0.
Dalton has seriously stepped his game up with his new high and tight hairdo this season. On top of that, he’s playing some of the best football of his career.
"Andy Dalton's haircut is awesome. I would love to touch his hair,” said Brandy Osborne, a season ticket holder.
Maybe a healthy roster, solid coaching and good play by Dalton also have something to do with it.
"They can do this. They have the talent,” Osborne said.
But, there’s no doubt the fiery red hair is making a name for itself around town, and the internet.
There’s been a Twitter page renamed in its honor. On top of that, Dalton’s own Twitter page is filled up with lookalikes rocking the new high and tight ‘do. Add to that a Google image page littered with the history of the hair, both questionable and fashionable.
“A nice fresh fade is everything. He's got it looking good every game,” said Andrew Muntel.
There's no doubt about that.
Dalton’s new style also has fans ready to hit the barber chair.
"Can I get my hair that short on the sides and high and tight looking good up top? I don’t know. We haven't tried it yet. We're going to let it grow out a little bit and maybe we'll give it a shot,” said Muntel.
Even teammate AJ Hawk, who has a solid cut himself, is taking note of his QB’s slick style. He talked about it in a video on NFL.com.
"He's got a lot of good volume in there, you know,” Hawk said in the video.
Bengals beat reporters are seeing it, too.
"Clearly he's playing a lot differently now than he did in 2014. It kind of looks like it could be his hair. That could be one of those things that's kind of getting him over the hump. Who knows,” said Coley Harvey, the ESPN Bengals reporter.
Harvey says that it’s clear Dalton is playing a different kind of football these days.
“Hue Jackson, the offensive coordinator, he said something to myself and a couple other reporters one day, he said, ‘Andy Dalton right now is swagged out,” Harvey said. “The fact that the offensive coordinator thinks that he’s got a little bit of an edge to him right now, I think that means something positive. Clearly he’s playing as if he’s got an edge right now.”
Social media has everyone buzzing about the possibility of the superstition being fact.