CINCINNATI (AP) - Don't expect to see too many starters tonight in the final preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals.
Two years ago, the Colts played only two starters - both on defense - in the final preseason game in Cincinnati. Last year, they used only one starter - again, on defense - in their last tuneup game in Indianapolis. And the Colts will give most of their starters the night off again, keeping with coach Tony Dungy's practice of avoiding injuries n the final preseason game.
At this point, the defending Super Bowl champions are buying time until their season opener against New Orleans. That game will be next Thursday night in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis - another reason not to let his starters do too much tonight.
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