Quick Take: Rodgers era begins

What we learned ...

Aaron Rodgers era begins: The Packers new starting quarterback is not going to make the fans forget Brett Favre during the first quarter of a preseason game, but this was a nice start. Rodgers threw a memorable 30-yard touchdown pass to James Jones and led the Packers to 10 first-quarter points.

Ben Utecht a new target for Carson Palmer: The Bengals brought in Utecht to give Palmer a target underneath to go with Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Utecht had four receptions for 34 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch.

Chris Perry returns: The Bengals running back returned from a fractured and dislocated right ankle and played for the first time since November 26, 2006. He rushed for 42 yards and scored on a 6-yard touchdown run.

Aaron Rouse continues to impress: The second-year safety had two interceptions in three starts last season and has impressed coaches during training camp. He picked off a pass in the third quarter as he continues to challenge for playing time.

Packers rookie QBs battle:Packers second-round pick Brian Brohm threw an interception on his first play from scrimmage. Seventh-round pick Matt Flynn led the Packers on a scoring drive in the fourth quarter, capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kregg Lumpkin.

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