CINCINNATI (AP) -- With less than a week left before their first preseason game, the Bengals scaled back their annual training camp scrimmage and focused more on game-specific situations.
Andy Dalton looked smooth, too.
A crowd estimated at more than 6,000 at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday saw the Bengals limit the full-contact part of the scrimmage to short-yardage situations. The defense, led by tackles Domata Peko and Geno Atkins, got the upper hand.
"We wanted to get through some plays, simulate the game as much as we can with everybody off the field, having to call plays and substitutions with the 25-second clock," coach Marvin Lewis said. "There were a lot of positives."
Earlier in the week, the offense got the better of the defense during a short-yardage drill.
"We didn't do too well in that period, so today was a good time to redeem ourselves," Peko said. "You've got to play live ball, and that short-yardage and goal-line (drill) was live."
Dalton, starting his second season...