Bengals vs Colts, live stream 2017. Bengals vs Colts Preseason Week 4: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, announcers, replay
There are few teams that Week 4 of the NFL preseason means a great deal to. After all, it’s largely a game used to make final roster decisions at the bottom of the depth chart. All of those players could very well win or lose jobs with how well they perform Thursday. This is why the preseason finale is so critical, even though it never draws much national fanfare. Among the Bengals sitting squarely on the roster bubble include Tra Carson, Marcus Hardison, Christian Westerman, J.J. Dielman, Will Clarke, DeShawn Williams, P.J. Dawson, Demetrious Cox, KeiVarae Russell and Bene Benwikere.
With Andrew Luck likely to miss Week 1 of the regular season, Scott Tolzien will be the starter. He’s been quite bad this preseason, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to at least see some part of him in this game. Meanwhile, the Colts will also look to fill out their depth chart on defense as questions still linger there. The final preseason game is a final 60-minute exercise to sort out a handful of roster spots. It’s also a last audition for players – those “bubble’’ guys – hoping to make the necessary impression.
The smallest Colt (5-7, 153 pounds) has been a huge factor. His 11 receptions are tied for 3rd-most in the league while his 124 yards rank 8th. The coaching staff must determine whether the former Akron standout or returnee Quan Bray is the better fit as the fifth or sixth receiver and top return man. There’s little chance there’s room for both.