NFL Preseason Game Capsules

12:49 AM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton found A.J. Green for a 50-yard touchdown strike as the Cincinnati Bengals held off the Atlanta Falcons, 24-19, in a preseason matchup on Thursday at the Georgia Dome. Dalton, in his second season under center out of TCU, went 8-for-14 for 125 and a score, while Green finished with two catches for 59 yards. Cincinnati's third-round pick this season, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu of Rutgers, added two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan finished 18-of-21 for 174 yards and a touchdown, while second-year wide receiver Julio Jones caught three passes for 41 yards and Roddy White hauled in four passes for 54 yards.

Final Score: Cleveland 35, Green Bay 10

Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - Rookie Brandon Weeden completed 12-of-20 passes for 118 yards and the Cleveland Browns defeated the Green Bay Packers, 35-10, on Thursday at Lambeau Field. Weeden bounced back from a lackluster preseason debut, in which the 22nd overall pick threw for 62 yards and an interception over three series in a win against the Lions. On Thursday, the 28-year-old played the entire first half and departed with a 16-7 lead. He put the Browns in position for three Phil Dawson field goals -- of 53, 47, and 52 yards -- and also executed a 45-yard drive which resulted in Montario Hardesty's short touchdown plunge. Hardesty fumbled on the game's first play from scrimmage but finished with 45 yards on 12 carries. Brandon Jackson added 14 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown. Colt McCoy was an efficient 4-of-6 for 58 yards in a backup role for Cleveland. Aaron Rodgers threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson on the Packers' first drive and finished 6- of-11 for 59 yards in one quarter of action.

 

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