Dalton leads Bengals past PanthersAug 26, 2011 - 2:49 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Rookie Andy Dalton threw for 130 yards and a touchdown during a huge second quarter the Bengals used to earn a 24-13 preseason victory over the Panthers.
Dalton, a second-round pick out of TCU, completed 11-of-17 of his passes and tossed a 40-yard TD strike to A.J. Green during the second quarter. Cincinnati posted all of its points during the frame, when Bernard Scott and Cedric Benson ran for scores.
Benson finished with 68 yards, while Scott totaled 63 on the ground.
Cam Newton, the top overall selection of this spring's draft, struggled in his second preseason start. He completed just 6-of-19 passes for 75 yards, though ran for a 16-yard touchdown.
Jimmy Clausen also saw action at quarterback for Carolina and threw for 35 yards on 4-of-7 passing. The Panthers gained just 203 total yards.
Newton's score came on Carolina's first offensive series, but he struggled from the quarterback position during the first half, completing 3-of-12 passes for 43 yards.
The Bengals took control with a strong second quarter. Benson's one-yard run two minutes in tied the game, and Dalton threw his touchdown during Cincinnati's next series.
The Bengals recovered a muffed punt catch by Carolina late in the half, taking over at the Panthers' 12-yard line. Scott ran into the end zone on the ensuing play. Mike Nugent added a 55-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give the Bengals a 24-7 lead.
Newton began the third quarter back under center for Carolina and led the Panthers to the Cincinnati 24 before the drive stalled and Olindo Mare kicked a 42-yard field goal.
He booted a 38-yarder on the Panthers' next series -- and Newton's last -- to complete the scoring.
- CAROLINA: 13
Aug 25 10:07 PM
- CAROLINA: 13
End of 3rd
Aug 25 9:33 PM
- == Preseason == Carolina Field Goal - 38-yarder by Olindo Mare.
Panthers 13, Bengals 24 3rd - 7:40Aug 25 9:14 PM
- == Preseason == Carolina Field Goal - 42-yarder by Olindo Mare.
Panthers 10, Bengals 24 3rd - 11:06Aug 25 9:05 PM
- CAROLINA: 7
Aug 25 8:43 PM
- == Preseason == Cincinnati Field Goal - 55-yarder by Mike Nugent.
Panthers 7, Bengals 24 2nd - 0:08Aug 25 8:40 PM
- == Preseason == Cincinnati Touchdown - 12-yard run by Bernard Scott. (Thomas Weber kick).
Panthers 7, Bengals 21 2nd - 1:29Aug 25 8:27 PM
- == Preseason == Cincinnati Touchdown - 40-yard pass from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green. (Mike Nu
Panthers 7, Bengals 14 2nd - 7:43Aug 25 8:07 PM
- == Preseason == Cincinnati Touchdown - 1-yard run by Cedric Benson. (Mike Nugent kick).
Panthers 7, Bengals 7 2nd - 12:55Aug 25 7:48 PM
- CAROLINA: 7
End of 1st
Aug 25 7:43 PM
- == Preseason == Carolina Touchdown - 16-yard run by Cam Newton. (Olindo Mare kick).
Panthers 7, Bengals 0 1st - 6:17Aug 25 7:27 PM
- CAROLINA: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 25 7:11 PM
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