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Friday, August 10, 2012
Observation deck: Bengals-Jets

By Jamison Hensley

The Bengals opened the preseason with a 17-6 win over the Jets that proved costly. Four starters left the first half with injuries, and it's not immediately known how long they will be out.

Left guard Travelle Wharton was carted off the field with a knee injury on the Bengals' third offensive snap of the game. On the next series, middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and defensive end Carlos Dunlap both sustained right knee injuries. Early in the second quarter, strong safety Taylor Mays was knocked out of the game with a head injury.

Here are my thoughts and observations from the game: