After a poor offensive showing against Green Bay last Thursday, the Bengals might decide to send out their starters for a quarter against the Colts. Cincinnati played its offensive starters into the third quarter last week but they only produced a pair of field goals. On one possession, they had a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line but couldn’t punch it in.
Jay Cutler described the Bears’ first-team performance against the Giants last week as “hit-and-miss.” Cutler and the starters generated one scoring drive against New York’s first-team defense. Chicago trailed 17-7 at halftime but the second- and third-stringers rallied for a 20-17 victory in the second half.