Dalton, Bengals top TitansAug 18, 2013 - 2:31 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton passed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-14 attempts as the Cincinnati Bengals took a 27-19 win over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
Giovani Bernard and Daniel Herron each had a touchdown run while Mohamed Sanu caught a touchdown pass for the Bengals, who have won both of their preseason games thus far.
Jake Locker started under center and went 12-for-20 with 116 yards, while Ryan Fitzpatrick was 9-for-13 for 136 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans, who are now 0-2 in the preseason.
Rob Bironas kicked a 44-yard field goal on Tennessee's first possession of the game, but then missed a 38-yarder after the Titans had excellent field position following a recovery of a Dalton fumble.
Dalton then led the Bengals on a 72-yard march and the eight-play drive was capped on a 1-yard touchdown run from Bernard for a 7-3 lead with 3:56 to play in the first quarter.
Cincinnati's next drive spanned the first and second quarters as the 12-play march saw the team again find the end zone when Dalton hit Sanu on a 2-yard score for a 14-3 lead 2 1/2 minutes into the second quarter.
Following another miss from Bironas, this one from 37 yards out, Mike Nugent hit a 38-yard field goal at the two-minute warning to give the Bengals a 17-3 lead going into the halftime break.
Maikon Bonani hit a 26-yard field goal 4 1/2 minutes into the third quarter to make it an 11-point game, and the Titans found the end zone later in the third as Fitzpatrick hit Brandon Barden on a 4-yard score. The 2-point conversion failed and it was a 17-12 game.
Herron, though, ripped off a 40-yard run into the end zone early in the fourth quarter to make it a 12-point game.
The Titans came right back and got a 46-yard score by Michael Preston from Fitzpatrick, but the team could get no closer and Nugent hit a 26-yard field goal late in the game to cap the scoring.
- TENNESSEE: 19
Aug 17 10:06 PM
- Cincinnati Field Goal - 26-yarder by Mike Nugent.
Titans 19, Bengals 27 4th - 4:43Aug 17 9:46 PM
- Tennessee Touchdown - 46-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Michael Preston.
Titans 19, Bengals 24 4th - 11:31Aug 17 9:32 PM
- Cincinnati Touchdown - 40-yard run by Dan Herron. (Quinn Sharp kick).
Titans 12, Bengals 24 4th - 14:24Aug 17 9:22 PM
- TENNESSEE: 12
End of 3rd
Aug 17 9:19 PM
- Tennessee Touchdown - 4-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Brandon Barden. (
Titans 12, Bengals 17 3rd - 1:52Aug 17 9:14 PM
- Tennessee Field Goal - 26-yarder by Maikon Bonani.
Titans 6, Bengals 17 3rd - 10:33Aug 17 8:56 PM
- TENNESSEE: 3
Aug 17 8:31 PM
- Cincinnati Field Goal - 38-yarder by Mike Nugent.
Titans 3, Bengals 17 2nd - 2:00Aug 17 8:13 PM
- Cincinnati Touchdown - 2-yard pass from Andy Dalton to Mohamed Sanu. (Mike N
Titans 3, Bengals 14 2nd - 12:40Aug 17 7:53 PM
- TENNESSEE: 3
End of 1st
Aug 17 7:48 PM
- Cincinnati Touchdown - 1-yard run by Giovani Bernard. (Mike Nugent kick).
Titans 3, Bengals 7 1st - 3:56Aug 17 7:39 PM
- Tennessee Field Goal - 44-yarder by Rob Bironas.
Titans 3, Bengals 0 1st - 9:41Aug 17 7:15 PM
- TENNESSEE: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 17 7:07 PM
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