Sunday, August 13, 2006

Palmer stand-ins pass first audition

The battle for Carson Palmer's temporary stunt-double got underway tonight before a pre-season record crowd of 64,961 at Paul Brown Stadium.

Anthony Wright and Doug Johnson both performed well in the Bengals' 19-3 victory over the Washington Redskins. Here are the numbers:

Johnson: 11-for-14, 128 yards and one touchdown in the second half.

Wright: 9-of-16 for 101 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, as one might expect, had few definitive comments following the game about which quarterback might have vaulted himself to No. 2 status.

"I'll sit down and evaluate the tape and we'll see what we'll do," Lewis said. "I'm not going to tell you guys. Nothing personal."

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