Dalton leads Bengals past Panthers

Rookie Andy Dalton threw for 130 yards and a 13 preseason victory over the Panthers.

Dalton, a second-round pick out of TCU, completed 11-of-17 of his passes and tossed a 40-yard strike to A.J. Green during the second quarter. Cincinnati posted all of its points during the frame, when Bernard Scott and Cedric Benson ran for scores.

Benson finished with 68 yards, while Scott totaled 63 on the ground.

Cam Newton, the top overall selection of this spring's draft, struggled in his second preseason start. He completed just 6-of-19 passes for 75 yards during the first half, though ran for a 16-yard touchdown.