The final preseason game was a coming out party for rookie running back Jeremy Hill with 160 all-purpose yards in the Bengals 35-7 win over the Colts Thursday night.
Hill had 20 carries for 90 yards and six catches for 70 yards in the Bengals win. He nearly scored in the second quarter on a play that was originally ruled a touchdown, but overturned after the review called his knee down inside the one.
"I tried to take a little selfie after I scored," said Hill. "They took my touchdown away, but it's all good because we scored on the next play. We did a lot of great things out there and it's going to boost us going into [the regular season]."
Not surprisingly, most of the starters did not play, including starting quarterback Andy Dalton. Jason Campbell went 13-for-16 for 123 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Ryan Hewitt.
Cobi Hamilton led the team in receiving with three receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.
"It was fun," said Hamilton. "All of the young guys just need to calm down and have fun. I'm pretty confident I can play in this league."
Margus Hunt was explosive on the defensive line with four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Veteran safety Danieal Manning finished with four tackles and an interception returned 33 yards for a touchdown.
"The first couple games of the preseason, there was a drop off from the one's, two's and three's," said Manning. "[Marvin Lewis] wanted to see guys make plays, and that's what we did."
The Bengals finish the preseason 2-2. They'll make final roster cuts Saturday to finalize their 53-man regular season squad.
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