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NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 16, Los Angeles Rams 7

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen (8) throws a pass against Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter of a preseason game at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams continued to keep any notable players on the sideline to close out the preseason, and the Cincinnati Bengals took advantage en route to a 16-7 win.

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Offensive player spotlight: Bengals backup quarterback Brandon Allen put together his best preseason showing yet, going 11-of-15 and making two big-time throws. He also posted a solid 8.5-yard average depth of target.

Defensive player spotlight: After a solid Week 2 showing, Rams rookie cornerback Cobie Durant was beaten for three catches and 65 yards in coverage. He also missed a tackle.

Rookie player spotlight: Bengals undrafted free agent Kendric Pryor continues to impress ahead of roster cuts. The wideout was named PFF's Offensive Player of the Week after his first preseason game, and all he did in this contest was catch another five passes for 65 yards. One of those was a contested reception.

Early offensive line analysis: Rams seventh-rounder AJ Arcuri is set to pace the team's offensive line in overall grade. He allowed one pressure across 25 pass-blocking snaps and earned a 64.5 run-blocking grade on first review.

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread CIN -2.5 CIN Covers
O/U 36.5 Under

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Bryce Perkins 15.02 14 / 19 143 7.5 0 0
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jake Browning 12.12 19 / 24 173 7.2 1 0
Brandon Allen 5.5 15-Nov 130 8.7 0 0
Rushing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Bryce Perkins 15.02 8 33 4.1 1 11
Trey Ragas 5.3 11 52 4.7 0 9
Jake Funk 3.7 12 32 2.7 0 6
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jake Browning 12.12 1 12 12 0 12
Kendric Pryor 11.7 1 2 2 0 2
Trayveon Williams 10.2 7 22 3.1 0 8
Brandon Allen 5.5 1 3 3 0 3
Chris Evans 3.9 5 10 2 0 8
Receiving
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Lance McCutcheon 12.6 8 5 76 9.5 0
Trey Ragas 5.3 1 1 1 1 0
Jared Pinkney 4.8 2 2 28 14 0
Jake Funk 3.7 1 1 5 5 0
Landen Akers 3.1 3 2 11 3.7 0
Austin Trammell 2 1 1 10 10 0
Roger Carter Jr. 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Jacob Harris 1.4 1 1 4 4 0
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Trenton Irwin 18.3 10 9 93 9.3 0
Kendric Pryor 11.7 6 5 65 10.8 0
Trayveon Williams 10.2 4 4 40 10 0
Kwamie Lassiter II 9.2 7 5 42 6 0
Justin Rigg 7.3 1 1 3 3 1
Stanley Morgan 4.2 2 1 32 16 0
Chris Evans 3.9 2 2 9 4.5 0
Michael Thomas 3.8 3 2 18 6 0
Jacques Patrick 1.1 1 1 1 1 0
Trent Taylor 0 1 0 0 0 0
Thaddeus Moss 0 1 0 0 0 0
Nick Eubanks 0 1 0 0 0 0

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