3 Bengals who need a better showing in Week 2 of preseason

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The Cincinnati Bengals will look to take the momentum they gained in the first preseason game into their next warm-up against the Washington Football Team. Three Bengals need to up the ante in this game, however.

The Bengals will travel to the Nation’s capital on Friday to take on the Washington Football Team in their second preseason game of the year. While results in the preseason mean very little, it still feels good knowing the Bengals were able to win the opener. If anything, knowing that the backups can compete with other backups is encouraging for a long season.

Cincinnati did not show anything too crazy against the Buccaneers, instead choosing to play their backups and third/fourth string players for the majority of the game. This gave fans a unique view to see players they may have never heard of and who might not get to see much in the regular season.

This week will be much of the same for Cincinnati, with many of the starters predicted to get rest in anticipation for the season starting in just a few short weeks. The biggest thing to watch will be seeing what backups rise up the depth charts and which ones start to feel their position on the roster become more precarious.

These are the players who need to have a good outing on Friday.