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Zach Brown

Dalton, Bengals look regular-season ready against Redskins

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals' starters shrugged off a rough start to the preseason to finish exactly the way they wanted.

Dalton was 8 of 13 for 70 yards and Cincinnati's first-team offense and defense looked sharp against Washington on Sunday as the Redskins won 23-17 on the strength of their backups. A.J. Green had four catches for 43 yards, Jeremy Hill ran for 15 yards and the Bengals regulars' first exhibition touchdown before his day was cut short with an ankle injury.

"We just executed," Green said. "Once we're clicking on all cylinders and everybody's getting their touches, we can be a dangerous...