Fay: Bengals’ preseason win gave rookies a chance to shine

CINCINNATI — It's hard to draw conclusions from the first preseason game. After all, the stars are done for the night before much of the crowd settles into the seats. The Bengals defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-12 before a crowd of 44,494 at Paul Brown Stadium Friday night in what was mostly a contest between the second- and third-team players. Jeff Driskel and Chris Smith were the most impressive Bengals, not exactly household names, right? That's the preseason. "I'm pleased overall with the football game," head coach Marvin Lewis said, "and the fact we got into some good situations. That's key. We got a great opportunity for our young guys to experience NFL football." Here's nine takeaways:

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