Final

Eagles 9

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Bengals 22

(2-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: FOX

8:00 PM ET, August 20, 2010

Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 0 6 3 09
CIN 0 7 0 1522

Terrell Owens catches 3 for 67 yards as Bengals cruise

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Terrell Owens put some bite back into the Bengals' offense.

Owens caught a 43-yard pass along the sideline, setting up the only touchdown by Cincinnati's starting offense Friday night in a 22-9 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles that showed he's still got a lot left.

"According to sources and anybody that analyzes talent or what-have-you: I'm 36, I've slowed down, I don't have it anymore," Owens said. "I'm a different person. I'm very talented, I keep myself in shape. So everybody can think I've slowed down. If they want to play me like that, that's fine."

The Eagles couldn't keep up with him.

Owens caught a perfect throw from Carson Palmer along the right sideline, stretching over Joselio Hanson to pull it in before going out of bounds at the 6-yard line. Bernard Scott ran it in on the next play.

Owens had three catches for 67 yards in the first half, and ran 1 yard on a reverse.

"He's as good as anyone when he gets on top of a corner," Palmer said. "We're going to take shots when we get opportunities."

So far, he's been the Bengals' top receiver.

Cincinnati signed him to a one-year deal as training camp opened with receiver Antonio Bryant sidelined by a troublesome left knee. Palmer worked out with Owens on the West Coast in July, saw that he could still run and urged the Bengals to bring him aboard, giving him another playmaker.

That one play showed why.

"That's what they brought me here for, right? Deep threat," Owens said. "Beat your guy, get down the field, make the catch. We've got it all in our arsenal."

His over-the-shoulder catch set up the only touchdown while both teams had their starters in the game. Cincinnati got the better of it in the half, but had to settle for the one score.

"We gave up a couple big runs, more than we wanted to, then they had the big play to T.O.," safety Quintin Mikell said. "We just wanted to see what we could do when we made bad plays, how we would bounce back. We're still gelling and still bringing this whole thing together."

Philadelphia's main goal was to get a touchdown out of its starters. In the preseason opener against Jacksonville, quarterback Kevin Kolb led the Eagles down the field on two possessions, but they had to settle for field goals.

Same thing again in Cincinnati. Six possessions, two field goals.

The Eagles kept their starting offense on the field for the entire first half and got less-than-desired results. Kolb was 11 of 17 for 126 yards, most of them in two drives at the end of the half when the Bengals began substituting. The most glaring disappointment: Philadelphia failed to score against a defense full of reserves after driving to a first-and-goal at the 7-yard line.

"We've got to be better than that," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "You can't have the penalties in the red zone that we did."

Kolb was disappointed at the lack of a touchdown.

"It's the same story," he said. "We need to do better."

David Akers kicked field goals of 40, 25 and 48 yards. Cincinnati's Mike Nugent was short on a 59-yard attempt at the end of the first half, and Dave Rayner missed a 34-yarder. They're competing for the starting job.

Palmer was 15 of 23 for 169 yards with two interceptions, both while trying to get the ball to Chad Ochocinco, who had a painful night.

The first interception came on an apparent mixup. Palmer threw several yards short of Ochocinco, the ball going directly to cornerback Dimitri Patterson. Palmer raised both arms in a quizzical gesture toward Ochocinco, and talked to him on the sideline.

Patterson celebrated his easy interception by kneeling on the field and raising both arms, holding the ball aloft for several seconds. Bengals rookie tight end Jermaine Gresham swatted the ball out of his hand as he walked past him.

Palmer got picked off when he tried to squeeze a pass to Ochocinco, who was bracketed in coverage. The receiver was hit hard and the ball deflected to Mikell. Ochocinco lay on his back for several seconds, then popped up and jogged to the sideline without assistance.

The Eagles played without cornerback Asante Samuel, who has a hamstring injury. Receiver Jeremy Maclin left in the second quarter after he was hit hard on the left shoulder. Reid said X-rays were negative.

The Bengals had a couple of injuries. Scott injured his left shoulder in the second quarter and didn't return. Safety Gibril Wilson hurt his left knee in the second quarter and didn't return. Agent Alvin Keels tweeted that he had damaged ligaments.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHI
CIN
1st Downs1320
Passing 1st downs
613
Rushing 1st downs
66
1st downs from Penalties
11
3rd down efficiency
2-155-13
4th down efficiency
1-10-0
Total Plays6068
Total Yards270345
Yards per play4.55.1
Total Drives1415
Passing145239
Comp - Att
16-3422-35
Yards per pass
4.36.8
Interceptions thrown
43
Sacks - Yards Lost
3-161-4
Rushing125106
Rushing Attempts
2332
Yards per rush
5.43.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-12-3
Penalties6-4210-75
Turnovers53
Fumbles lost
10
Interceptions thrown
43
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession25:1734:43

Passing Leaders

PHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Kolb11/171267.4000-0
Kafka4/12292.4020-0
CINC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Palmer15/231697.3020-0
O'Sullivan6/9667.3011-4

Rushing Leaders

PHICARYDSAVGTDLG
Vick33411.3013
Kafka12424.0024
CINCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peerman12473.9222
Benson10303.0011

Receiving Leaders

PHIRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Jackson47418.50287
Cooper22211.00164
CINRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Owens36722.30434
Gresham33411.30174

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERPHICIN
cinTD08:44Bernard Scott 6 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick) 07
phiFG05:49David Akers 40 Yd 37
phiFG00:43David Akers 25 Yd 67
THIRD QUARTERPHICIN
phiFG00:02David Akers 48 Yd 97
FOURTH QUARTERPHICIN
cinTD11:41Cedric Peerman 22 Yd Run (Cedric Peerman Run For Two-Point Conversion) 915
cinTD03:14Cedric Peerman 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick) 922