7 things we learned from Bengals' preseason opener vs Packers

  • Dax Hill the only starter to play
  • Bengals have their starting right tackle
  • Go off, Tycen Anderson!
  • There were injuries, unfortunately.
  • Who stood out in a good way?
  • Who stood out in a bad way?
  • Did either QB seize the day?
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Neither QB inspired much confidence

With this being the preseason, we're set to watch a lot of lesser-known names at the quarterback position and this game was no exception. For the Bengals, it was Jake Browning and Trevor Siemian who got to play quarterback in this game and neither guy played particularly well.

Browning went 10-of-17 for 95 yards and one interception while Siemian went 15-of-28 for 121 yards and one interception. It is worth noting that Browning started the game and played the entire first half so his talent was a smidge better than Siemian's, who had third-stringers protecting him and to throw to.


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More than likely, if Joe Burrow has to miss an extended period of time during the regular season, the Bengals aren't winning more than a handful of those games. Still, it'd be nice to see more from the two backup options. The Bengals signed Siemian instead of re-signing Brandon Allen because they wanted to be better prepared should Burrow have to miss time and he didn't do much to put fans' minds at ease.