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Cincinnati Bengals: Team Report

Cincinnati Bengals: Team Report

The Bengals flashed the Marvin Lewis look in their preseason home opener, but rookie Carson Palmer stole the show with a perfect night. Despite a partially torn plantar fascia tendon in his right foot, Palmer had a perfect passer rating of 158.3. He was 7 of 7 for 97 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions against the Lions in the 23-10 Cincinnati victory.<br><br>

Starter Jon Kitna led the offense to three scores - all field goals - in his four possessions to start the game, and after the game Palmer tried to quiet talk of a quarterback controversy. Asked how he responds to Bengals fans clamoring for him to start, Palmer said, "The answer is I ain't ready. I'm definitely not ready to do the things Jon can do and not ready to make the plays he makes. It's...

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