The Cincinnati Bengals bested the Tennessee Titans in preseason action on Saturday, winning 27-19. Cincinnati put together a complete effort, but it was the 193 rushing yards the team put up that helped them to victory.
Ryan Fitzpatrick played well in relief of Jake Locker, completing 9 of 13 passes for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns, putting the Titans back into the game briefly. It wasn't enough to give them a win, but given that Locker himself only completed 12 of his 20 pass attempts for 116 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions, it was a good effort from Fitzpatrick.
Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton looked as good as advertised. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. His backup, John Skelton, completed just 5 of 10 passes for 59 yards before giving way to Josh Johnson.
Did they cover?
The Bengals opened as 3.5-point favorites, but the line moved down to 1-to-2.5 points on most books as the week progressed. Either way, they covered.