Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron (5) rolls out to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed that backup quarterback AJ McCarron will make a second career start against Denver next Monday night, in place for the injured Andy Dalton.
"We were pleased with his play yesterday," Lewis said Monday. I thought he did a good job of managing the offense and getting us in the right looks and so forth and did a good job of throwing the football when he had opportunity. He didn't have any negative play that way."
McCarron made his first career start Sunday at San Francisco. He completed 15-of-21 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown in the 24-14 victory.
A victory next Monday night means the team will have a first-round playoff bye. The Broncos are 10-4, and the Bengals are 11-3.
The Broncos said they'll announce Wednesday if Peyton Manning is back or if Brock Osweiler will play.