By halftime of the first preseason game, Cincinnati Bengals fans can start drawing an important conclusion about the offense.

So, this is what it might look like without Carson Palmer.

Palmer will be on the sideline tonight when the Bengals play their preseason opener against the Washington Redskins. Only seven months after his reconstructive knee surgery, Palmer isn't ready to play.

Whether he will be ready for the season opener remains anyone's guess, lending weight to Anthony Wright's debut as the starting quarterback. His performance during the first two weeks of training camp earned him the chance to start today.