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Colts vs. Bengals: Live Score, Analysis for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 29:  Josh Johnson #8 of the Cincinnati Bengals gives instructions to his team during the preaseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2013

FINAL: Bengals 27, Colts 10

That's all she wrote from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. No Andrew Luck at quarterback for the Colts, but Cincinnati played its starters for a few series. Hasselbeck led the Colts second-team offense down the field for a field goal, but Giovani Bernard and Co. responded with a touchdown on the ensuing drive.

Cincinnati kept the pressure on in the second quarter when Dalton threw a three yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones. Defensively Margus Hunt and Dontay Moch put on a show, with the former even seeing time at defensive tackle and the latter making a serious case for the final roster.

The running back battle was close as well with Daniel Herron blasting off a few big runs, but rookie Rex Burkhead got into the end zone in the third quarter.

Game MVP goes to linebacker J.K. Schaffer, who tallied a sack and an interception to make a strong case for the final roster.

Cut day looms, but for now the young Bengals can bask in the victory.

 

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