Bengals feel good after 3 preseason games

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Associated Press

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has looked sharp. The starting offense hasn't self-destructed. The starting defense has been stingy on the scoring.

The Bengals like what they've seen through three preseason games, leaving them in good shape as they finish up and get ready for the ones that count.

A 19-13 win in Arizona on Sunday night left the Bengals (1-2) in good shape. They had no significant injuries to starters — linebacker Vontaze Burfict left with a pulled hamstring. And Dalton was sharp again, leaving him with a 70.6 percent completion rate for the preseason with no interceptions.

The Bengals finish the preseason on Thursday night against Indianapolis (0-3) at Paul Brown Stadium. Coach Marvin Lewis is expected to rest his starters.

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