What to watch for: Bengals-Lions


We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend.

Here's what to what to watch for ...

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions (7:30 p.m.)

» More of the same from Andy Dalton? The Bengals quarterback only botched one pass during his brief preseason debut and led his team to the cusp of a field goal. While we don't expect him to go deep into the second quarter, it would be nice to see his second glimpse of on-field action since early December result in some points.

» Let's see a little more of Quinshad Davis, who is reportedly moving up to second string territory after putting one practice show on after another. Detroit is already down one 6-foot-5 play making, field-stretching wide receiver, so why not hurl a few more balls to the undrafted stud out of North Carolina?

» Will Jake Rudock steal the backup QB job? The third-stringer and sixth rounder Jim Harbaugh product from Michigan put on a show during his debut last week but faces a much better -- and far deeper -- set of cornerbacks and safeties this week against the Bengals. Still, he's not laying down to veteran Dan Orlovsky.



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