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Bengals: Preseason Week 1 Takeaways

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Aug 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals’ first game of the 2015 season is in the books, and most Bengals fans are likely optimistic at this point. Although some players did not meet expectations, Cincinnati’s starters absolutely dominated in the short time that they were on the field. Andy Dalton looked good, his receivers made some big plays and the defense showed major improvement from 2014.

However, the second and third lines of offense and defense looked rusty and need improvement. After all, the preseason is when these players are supposed to make an impact so they can impress coaches and earn a spot on the roster.

In this article, I will be taking a position-by-position look at the Bengals players who made an impact–and who didn’t make enough of an impact–in Cincinnati’s first preseason game. First, let’s take a look at the offense.

Next: Offense

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