Colts vs Bengals Live on Local 12 Thursday, CBS shows move to other times. Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts: NFL Preseason Week 4
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Watch the NFL preseason as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Indianapolis Colts on Local 12 Thursday night. It’s a 7 p.m. kick-off from Paul Brown Stadium.
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The postseason was far more likely when the Colts could count on Andrew Luck to lead them there. Sadly for them, that’s no longer the case. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback retired at the age of 29 last week due to a multitude of injuries he’s suffered over the years and a lack of timely recovery from his latest ailment.
The Bengals have plenty of their own to worry about, as the defense has a handful of ongoing position battles to resolve before they to trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday afternoon. The offense will be looking at the wide receiver and tight end positions for final clarity. This game will go a long way in determining who avoids the cutting room floor.
The Colts’ new starting quarterback is Jacoby Brissett, who started the entire 2017 campaign with Luck sidelined. Brissett was pretty solid, completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven picks. The Colts have a lot more talent around him now, especially on the offensive line, than they did then. Brissett probably would have played Thursday if healthy (he didn’t in Week 3 simply for rest) but now surely won’t. The Colts only have inexperienced Phillip Walker and Chad Kelly left on the roster. Kelly has looked much better and could win the backup job, although it’s likely the team adds a veteran either through trade or free agency.
The Bengals haven’t had star receiver AJ Green at all this pre-season due to ankle surgery and he isn’t expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Damion Willis will start in Green’s place in the early games that count. Trey Hopkins has been named the starting centre in a moderate surprise over former first-round pick Billy Price. Surely won’t see Dalton here, with Jeff Driskel and rookie Ryan Finley battling for the backup job. Finley reportedly in in the lead there. Top running back Joe Mixon has played in just one of the three pre-season games and isn’t expected to go Thursday.
What to watch for when the Bengals meets Colts
First game without Andrew Luck
The Colts had an eventful week. Andrew Luck stunned the NFL world when he announced his retirement from football. What was even more bizarre is news broke of his impending retirement during Indianapolis’ home preseason tilt against the Chicago Bears. Luck was on the sideline chatting with his teammates as fans were simultaneously checking their phones in complete disbelief.
Jacoby Brissett, who obviously won’t play Thursday, will take the reins as Indianapolis’ starting quarterback. Brissett, 26, has 17 career starts going into his fourth year.
The Bengals are the first opponent for the Andrew Luck-less Colts.
Jake Dolegala, Renell Wren and Rodney Anderson
Undrafted free-agent rookie quarterback Jake Dolegala is going to get his most extensive action on Thursday night. The quarterback is eagerly anticipating being behind center in the team’s preseason finale.
Preseason bragging rights
The Bengals have a 16-11 record versus the Colts in preseason play.
Indianapolis (0-3) is winless this preseason. The Benglas’ (1-2) one win came against Washington.