The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Arizona Cardinals 19-13 to earn their first preseason win. Cornerback Terence Newman’s pick-six turned out to be the difference maker.
The Cincinnati Bengals won their first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals with a score of 19-13.
The Bengals got the ball rolling with a pick-six by cornerback Terence Newman, and kickers Mike Nugent and Quinn Sharp each made two field goals.
Quarterback Andy Dalton was efficient with 157 yards on 13-for-21 passing with no turnovers. Rookie running back Jeremy Hill showed no sign of injury as he rushed for 48 yards on 12 carries.
Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu led the Bengals with five receptions and 70 yards, and A.J. Green added another five catches and 53 yards.
For the Cardinals, quarterback Carson Palmer looked erratic with 92 yards and an interception on 7-for-19 passing. Drew Stanton looked solid though, and he threw a touchdown pass to tie the game at 13 in the third quarter.
Running back Andre Ellington rushed for 46 yards on nine carries, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught three passes for 71 yards, and rookie John Brown added four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, rookie safety Deone Bucannon continued to look promising as he finished with a team-leading seven tackles and a tackle for loss.