CIN
Cincinnati (5-2-0)
Bengals
CIN
5-2-0
CIN
45
FINAL
21
ATL
Atlanta (4-3-0)
Falcons
ATL
4-3-0
ATL

ATLANTA, GA – The Cincinnati Bengals delivered a commanding performance against the Atlanta Falcons, securing a 45-21 victory in Week 2 of the 2K Online Franchise League’s preseason. The game, held at the Falcons’ home turf, showcased the Bengals’ offensive prowess and defensive acumen, leaving the Falcons searching for answers.

Bengals’ Offense in Full Swing

Quarterbacks Joe Burrow and P.J. Walker were the stars of the show for Cincinnati. Burrow, with a QBR of 130.9, completed 16 of 23 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Walker, not to be outdone, posted a 151.2 QBR, throwing for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 10 completions. Their performances underscored the depth and versatility of the Bengals’ offensive unit.


Falcons’ Struggle for Momentum

The Falcons, despite a total yardage gain of 527 yards, struggled to convert their efforts into points. Quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Desmond Ridder faced challenges, with Heinicke throwing four interceptions and Ridder adding two more to the tally. The Bengals’ defense capitalized on these turnovers, significantly impacting the game’s outcome.

Rookie Contributions

The Bengals’ first-round pick, wide receiver Nick Guerrero from Wisconsin, made an immediate impact with 82 receiving yards and a touchdown. For the Falcons, their top draft pick, left tackle Justin Cox from Boston College, had a tough outing against a relentless Bengals’ defensive line.

Defensive Highlights

The Bengals’ defense was a force to be reckoned with, recording six interceptions and two sacks. Cornerback Logan Wilson’s pick-six was a highlight, showcasing Cincinnati’s defensive strength. The Falcons’ defense managed one sack and struggled to contain the Bengals’ dynamic offense.

Looking Ahead

The Bengals, now at 1-1 in the preseason, look poised for a strong upcoming season with their balanced attack. The Falcons, sitting at 0-2, will aim to regroup and address their vulnerabilities as the regular season approaches.

TEAM STATS

Offensive Yards Gained
396 339
Total Yards Gained
402 527
Penalties
0 2
Penalty yards
0 5
Total first downs
22 18
3rd down efficiency
4 - 9 , 44.4% 3 - 9 , 33.3%
4th down effiency
0 - 0 , 0.0% 1 - 1 , 100.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
Trips to red zone
7 4
Red zone touchdowns
4 2
Red zone field goals
1 0
Red zone efficiency
71.4% 50.0%
Defensive sacks
2 1
Defensive Interceptions
6 0
Defensive forced fumbles
0 0
Defensive F.F. recovered
0 0

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