Final

Jets 25

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Bengals 17

(0-2, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 16, 2014

Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 

1 2 3 4 T
NYJ 3 13 0 925
CIN 14 3 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: A. Dalton (CIN) - 144 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Johnson (NYJ) - 10 CAR, 63 YDS

Receiving: A. Green (CIN) - 3 REC, 69 YDS

Dalton perfect; Jets rally to beat Bengals 25-17

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton's first throw was right there.

So were his next seven.

Even his longest pass came down in the exact spot he intended.

Perfect, all around.

Dalton completed all eight of his passes and led the Bengals to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during three impressive series Saturday night before the New York Jets' reserves rallied for a 25-17 preseason victory.

"He continues to play the way we think Andy should play all the time," coach Marvin Lewis said. "It doesn't surprise me. It's the way he practices every day. He doesn't need to be flashy. He just needs to be accurate. He just needs to handle the offense. He does that very well."

It was Dalton's first game at Paul Brown Stadium since his turnover-filled 27-10 loss to San Diego in the opening round of the playoffs.

Also, it was his first home game since he signed a six-year contract extension that showed Cincinnati's commitment.

Couldn't have gone any better.

"That's about as good as it gets in the preseason, I guess," Dalton said. "I just felt good out there."

The fourth-year quarterback went 8 for 8 for 144 yards, one touchdown and a perfect passer rating of 158.3. The Bengals (0-2) rolled up 173 yards while he was in the game, pulling ahead 17-3.

With their starters on the field, the Jets (2-0) had another bad day at Paul Brown. They got drubbed 49-9 in Cincinnati midway through last season -- Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes in that one.

Their injury-depleted secondary made it easy for Dalton on Saturday night.

"Dalton looked like a million-dollar quarterback tonight," Jets coach Rex Ryan said.

In an experiment, the Jets moved safety Antonio Allen to cornerback and had him cover A.J. Green.

It didn't go well at all -- Green caught three passes for 69 yards, including a 35-yard catch after he pulled away from Allen down the sideline.

Dalton threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu on the opening series, fitting a long throw in-between double coverage.

"I just had to put my hands out," Sanu said. "It was all Andy on that one."

The Bengals went no-huddle with Dalton in the game, part of new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's attempt to speed things up. They looked comfortable at the new pace.

"You want to see that every time out," Lewis said. "Andy looked very sharp."

Geno Smith played the first half, staying in with the starters after Cincinnati substituted on defense in the second quarter. Smith was 10 of 13 for 98 yards and a passer rating of 65.5. He also ran four times for 20 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown.

Smith had his worst day as a rookie at Paul Brown last season, throwing two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.

Michael Vick took over in the second half and threw a 17-yard touchdown pass. He went 5 of 9 for 70 yards and scrambled twice for 16 yards. Rookie Ikemefuna Enemkpali blocked Kevin Huber's punt out of the end zone for a safety.

The Jets had seven penalties for personal fouls, unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness. Offensive tackle Breno Giacomini got two of them -- one for shoving cornerback Terence Newman after his interception, another for a roll block. Guard Brian Winters also got flagged for two.

Game notes


Attendance was 45,330. ... Rookie WR Jalen Saunders, who was involved in a one-car accident on Friday, didn't accompany the Jets to Cincinnati. ... CB Ras-I Dowling suffered a groin injury and sat out the second half. ... S Calvin Pryor, the Jets' first-round pick, played in the second half. He missed the first preseason game with a concussion. ... Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict left in the first quarter with an injured right shoulder but returned for the next series. ... Top draft pick CB Darqueze Dennard hurt his hip in the first half and didn't return. Second-round RB Jeremy Hill hurt his right shoulder in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NYJ
CIN
1st Downs1716
Passing 1st downs
610
Rushing 1st downs
115
1st downs from penalties
01
3rd down efficiency
5-137-17
4th down efficiency
0-00-2
Total Plays6172
Total Yards343298
Yards per play5.64.1
Total Drives1413
Passing174211
Comp-Att
16-2723-43
Yards per pass
6.44.4
Interceptions thrown
11
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-05-26
Rushing16987
Rushing Attempts
3424
Yards per rush
5.03.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-31-1
Penalties12-13311-92
Turnovers13
Fumbles lost
02
Interceptions thrown
11
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession31:0029:00

Passing Leaders

NYJC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Smith10/13987.5010-0
Vick5/9707.8100-0
CINC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Dalton8/814418.0100-0
Wilson7/13393.0001-0

Rushing Leaders

NYJCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson10636.3015
Powell44110.3132
CINCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peerman7344.9011
Bernard7223.1110

Receiving Leaders

NYJRECYDSAVGTDLG
Salas23115.5020
Richardson12626.0026
CINRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green36923.0035
Sanu25628.0143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNYJCIN
cinTD10:25Mohamed Sanu 43 Yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 67 yds, 2:43
07
nyjFG5:12Nick Folk 40 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 58 yds, 5:13
37
cinTD0:55Giovani Bernard 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 78 yds, 4:17
314
SECOND QUARTERNYJCIN
cinFG13:32Mike Nugent 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 8 yds, 1:42
317
nyjTD8:26Bilal Powell 2 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 19 yds, 2:09
1017
nyjTD1:54Geno Smith 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 9 plays, 62 yds, 5:32
1617
FOURTH QUARTERNYJCIN
nyjTD13:26Clyde Gates 17 Yd pass from Michael Vick (Andrew Furney Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 66 yds, 4:34
2317
nyjSF11:56Punt blocked by IK Enemkpali out of bounds in end zone for safety
Drive info: 3 plays, 0 yds, 1:30
2517