CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton practiced some drop kicks in shorts before the game, the most activity he got all night.
And he was in the majority when it came to spending time standing around.
"I put myself in position for whatever role I might be needed in," Hill said.
"Jeremy got to understand what it's like to be an NFL running back," Lewis said. "We're not five deep. If he's going to be that guy, he's going to have to shoulder the load."
Hill turned a short pass into a 41-yard gain, showing how he'll give the Bengals another receiving option out of the backfield.
"We came into tonight knowing that he was going to get the ball," said Jason Campbell, who was 13 of 16 for 123 yards. "We just wanted him to get into a rhythm and get the feel of what it's like. He runs hard. What I was proudest of was he was able to catch that screen pass and get some yardage."
Cincinnati (2-2) pulled off three big plays in the second half against the backups of the Colts (0-4).
"He's just continued to strive and push hard and get better," Lewis said. "He should dominate in a game like this and he did."
Harnish played the entire game and went 13 of 24 for 102 yards with five sacks. He threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Da'Rick Rogers, who kicked the ball in celebration and was penalized.
The game drew 42,020 fans -- leaving more than 23,000 empty seats -- and was sloppy with so many backups on the field.
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