Carter sacked Indianapolis quarterback Bryan Bennett and forced a fumble that rookie defensive tackle Marcus Hardison recovered at the Colts 34. The play capped an impressive preseason for Carter, as he finished with a team 3.5 sacks in his bid to make the 53-man roster.
The only two starters who played for the Bengals were center Russell Bodine and linebacker A.J. Hawk. Bodine logged 13 snaps, while Hawk was on the field for 11.