Final

Titans 19

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Bengals 27

(2-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 17, 2013

Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 

1 2 3 4 T
TEN 3 0 9 719
CIN 7 10 0 1027

Bengals 27, Titans 19

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- With All-Pro receiver A.J. Green watching again, Cincinnati's offense was impressive

The Bengals' starters scored had a solid first half during a 27-19 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. Everybody got involved for the Bengals (2-0).

"It was a successful Week 2," coach Marvin Lewis said. "We had a lot of positives. All in all, we got some things done that we look forward to getting done."

By contrasts, the Titans (0-2) had a lot of things go wrong again. They failed to get a touchdown out of their starting offense, their kickers missed three field goal tries and the defense gave up several big plays.

"That was disappointing to watch," coach Mike Munchak said. "It was frustrating. We missed some plays when they were there. We missed field goals. That's why it was disappointing."

Five things learned from the second preseason game:

1. GIO DOES IT ALL: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard started in place of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and made quite an impression.

The second-round pick carried seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown, and turned a short pass into a 22-yard gain. It's the diversity out of the backfield that Cincinnati has been seeking.

"I'm eager to prove myself," Bernard said. "I want to be an everyday back. I don't want to just be a speed back, a guy who's shifty, or a guy who can catch the ball out of the backfield. I want to be able to do it all."

2. CINCINNATI'S OFFENSE IMPRESSIVE: After failing to score in the first quarter of a 34-10 win in Atlanta last week, the Bengals' starters piled up 220 yards in the first half on their way to a 17-3 lead.

Andy Dalton was 9 of 14 for 115 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu in the back corner of the end zone.

"I think we were a little bit hungry tonight," Dalton said. "After last week, we wanted to put points on the board with the (starters) in there. So we go out of this game feeling a little bit better than last week."

The Bengals did it without Green, who didn't suit up for the game. He bruised his left knee on the first day of training camp and and returned to practice last week on a limited basis. He hopes to play in one of the two final preseason games.

3. TITANS HAVE NEW INJURY CONCERN: Receiver Kendall Wright -- Tennessee's first-round pick last season -- injured his right knee while running a pattern.

He walked around after the game with a wrap on the knee. He got an MRI but didn't have the results back. Asked if he was worried, Wright said, "Right now, I am. I'm just waiting and being patient."

4. TITANS O-LINE SHAPING UP: The Titans spent the offseason reconfiguring their offensive line through free agency and the draft. They had a new combination for the second preseason game.

Right tackle David Stewart was back after missing the first preseason game against Washington with a sore right ankle. It was his first game action since he broke his right leg last Dec. 2. He settled in next to guard Chance Warmack, the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. At center was Fernando Velasco, competing for the job with Rob Tuner, who started the first preseason game.

The Titans got 182 yards in the first half and averaged 4.4 yards per rush, an encouraging statistic.

5. WHAT ABOUT THE KICKERS: Rob Bironas didn't play in the 22-21 loss to Washington last week because of a bad back. He resumed kicking on Monday and missed two of his three attempts.

Bironas was on target from 44 yards out on the opening drive, but was wide from 38 and 37 yards, showing some rust.

"He hasn't been kicking, and that's going to factor into every position," Munchak said. "He's been in the league long enough that we know how he'll respond."

Maikon Bonani then missed from 47 yards before making one.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEN
CIN
1st Downs2122
Passing 1st downs
1314
Rushing 1st downs
87
1st downs from Penalties
01
3rd down efficiency
10-196-13
4th down efficiency
2-20-0
Total Plays7364
Total Yards412429
Yards per play5.66.7
Total Drives1010
Passing269236
Comp - Att
25-4119-31
Yards per pass
6.67.6
Interceptions thrown
00
Sacks - Yards Lost
2-82-11
Rushing143193
Rushing Attempts
3031
Yards per rush
4.86.2
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-32-4
Penalties5-446-48
Turnovers02
Fumbles lost
02
Interceptions thrown
00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession32:4827:12

Passing Leaders

TENC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fitzpat...9/1313610.5200-0
Locker12/201165.8000-0
CINC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Dalton9/141158.2101-8
Johnson5/77310.4000-0

Rushing Leaders

TENCARYDSAVGTDLG
Battle12584.8014
Johnson7304.3017
CINCARYDSAVGTDLG
Herron9819.0140
Bernard7375.319

Receiving Leaders

TENRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Williams46516.30276
Preston35919.71466
CINRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Tate34816.00224
Hamilton23819.00304

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTENCIN
tenFG09:41Rob Bironas 44 Yd 30
cinTD03:56Giovani Bernard 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERTENCIN
cinTD12:40Mohamed Sanu 2 Yd Pass From Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent Kick) 314
cinFG02:00Mike Nugent 38 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERTENCIN
tenFG10:33Maikon Bonani 26 Yd 617
tenTD01:56Brandon Barden 4 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1217
FOURTH QUARTERTENCIN
cinTD14:24Daniel Herron 40 Yd Run (Quinn Sharp Kick) 1224
tenTD11:31Michael Preston 46 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Maikon Bonani Kick) 1924
cinFG04:43Mike Nugent 26 Yd 1927