CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals shut down the Tennessee Titans 33-7 Sunday. The victory was the 11th straight for the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium, a franchise record.
Tennessee marched down the field on their first possession to only come up short and kicker Ryan Succop missed a 40-yard field goal.
Kicker Mike Nugent made a 29-yard field goal to put the first points on the board on the Bengals first possession of the game. Bengals led 3-0 with just under five minutes left in the first quarter.
On the next Bengals possession, Andy Dalton made some Bengals history.
While on the Titans 18-yard line, Andy Dalton pitched the ball to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who then passed it to Dalton. Dalton ran and dove into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Bengals led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Dalton is the first quarterback in Bengals history to get a touchdown reception.
Sanu is now 2-for-2 this season, and 4-for-4 in his career when passing. It was Sanu's second career passing touchdown.
Titans' kicker Succop missed his second field goal of the day early in the second quarter. Bengals still led 10-0.
Deep in their own end zone the Titans had an offensive holding penalty which led to a safety and a 12-0 led by the Bengals with 8 minutes and 32 seconds left in the second quarter.
Robert Geathers intercepted a pass intended for Titans tight end Delanie Walker after George Iloka jarred the ball and tipped it. The interception set up a Giovani Bernard 1-yard touchdown.
Both Titans' quarterback Jake Locker and Andy Dalton traded interceptions just before the half and the Bengals led 19-0 at halftime.
Both teams punted on their first possession after halftime.
After a long drive by the Bengals, Bernard once again punched in the ball at the 1 yard line. Bengals led 26-0 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the first team offense stayed in the game and rookie RB Jeremy Hill scored his second career touchdown, Bengals led 33-0 with 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Hill finished the game with 39 yards on the day.
Tennessee attempted to comeback. The Titans drove 80 yards and set up a touchdown for RB Shonn Greene. Bengals led 33-7 with 6 minutes left in the game.
Bengals recovered an onside kick and the backups came in to end the game.
Andy Dalton finished the day 15-for-23 with 169 yards passing and an interception.
Coming off a toe injury, A.J. Green hauled in 102 yards on 6 receptions. Green's counterpart Sanu finished the game with 44 yards on 5 receptions.
Giovani Bernard once again came up big for the Bengals. Bernard had 47 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
Cincinnati has a bye week next week and play at New England on Oct. 5 on Sunday Night Football.