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Burkhead belongs





Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead (33) runs against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

From Jay Morrison's "5 things we learned in Cincinnati Bengals win over Detroit Lions"

August 19, 2016

DETROIT — Rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd’s diving catch on the opening drive and his first professional touchdown just before halftime highlighted a 30-14 victory for the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night in Detroit.
The win also featured plenty other positive performances, along with a couple of negative ones.

Here are five things we learned as the Bengals evened their record at 1-1 in the preseason:

Burkhead Belongs

After not playing in the opener against Minnesota, running back Rex Burkhead was a big factor against the Lions. Burkhead had a game-high 42 rushing yards on just four carries while sharing the team high with three catches for 31 yards.

Five of Burkhead’s seven touches produced first downs,
four of which were on the 12-play, 67-yard drive that led to Boyd’s touchdown with 12 seconds left in the first half.

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