Andy Dalton's 4 minutes on the field were so satisfying that he didn't need more.
Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive, and Josh Johnson threw for another in his bid to win the backup job on Thursday as Cincinnati ended the preseason with a 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Bengals (3-1) played most of their starters on offense and defense for one series only. Dalton's brief appearance ended in Giovani Bernard's 1-yard touchdown run.
''We came out tonight and did what we wanted to do,'' said Dalton, who completed his only pass in the seven-play drive that included an interference penalty.
''We moved the ball well with the first offense, especially running the ball, and we scored a TD.
''As far as the season, I feel we're ready to go. We've played together well. I like the new elements we have.''
Bernard is one of them, a second-round pick who can catch the ball as well as run with i...