With some abandoned wisdom, the Bengals decided to give the first team one series (equalling nine plays). The first-string continued to practice the no-huddle, with five of the eight non-kicking plays being run in the hurry-up style made famous by the Sam Wyche and the Bengals 22 years ago—the last Bengals Super Bowl team.
Four minutes, two seconds: Three runs by Ced and five pass attempts by Carson culminated with another beautiful 52-yard field goal by Mike Nugent.
First-Team Call Outs:
Carson Palmer: 5 attempts, 4 completions, 28 yards (longest 12 yards) for a 90 passers rating.
Cedric Benson: 3 attempts, 6 yards, 2 yard per carry average (longest 5 yards)
Chad Ocho Cinco: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 18 yards (longest 12 yards)
Drive Breakdown (Source: NFL):
Cincinnati Bengals at 13:46
1-10-CIN 32 (13:46) (Run formation) C.Palmer pass short left to J.Shipley to CIN 38 for 6 yards (B.King, K.Conner).
2-4-CIN 38 (13:15) (No Huddle) C.Benson left end to CIN 43 for 5 yards (B.King).
1-10-CIN 43 (12:48) (No Huddle) C.Palmer pass short right to R.Kelly to CIN 47 for 4 yards (P.Angerer, F.Moala).
2-6-CIN 47 (12:17) (No Huddle) C.Benson right tackle to CIN 49 for 2 yards (R.Humber, P.Angerer).
3-4-CIN 49 (11:40) (Shotgun) C.Palmer pass short right to C.Ochocinco to IND 39 for 12 yards (R.Fisher). P21-10-IND 39 (11:06) (No Huddle)
C.Benson left end to IND 40 for -1 yards (F.Moala).
2-11-IND 40 (10:32) (No Huddle) C.Palmer pass short right to C.Ochocinco to IND 34 for 6 yards (P.Angerer).3-5-IND 34 (9:50) (Shotgun) C.Palmer pass incomplete deep left to T.Owens.
4-5-IND 34 (9:44) M.Nugent 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-Cl.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.