Cincinnati Bengals official 2022 schedule released
After an appearance in the Super Bowl, the Cincinnati Bengals will kick off their 2022 season in Week 1 with a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As a whole, the oft-requested Bengals will play in primetime five times and the usual 1 p.m. ET starts are dramatically decreased compared to the norm.
Here’s a look at the full schedule:
- Week 1: vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 2: at Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 3: at New York Jets (1p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 4: vs Miami Dolphins (Thursday Night Football. 8:15 p.m. ET, Prime Video)
- Week 5: at Baltimore (Sunday Night Football, 8:15 p.m, NBC)
- Week 6: at New Orleans Saints (1p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 7: vs Atlanta Falcons (1p.m. ET, Fox)
- Week 8: at Cleveland Browns (Monday Night Football, 8:15 p.m., ESPN)
- Week 9: vs Carolina Panthers (1p.m. ET, Fox)
- Week 10: BYE
- Week 11: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday Night Football, 8:20 p.m, NBC)
- Week 12: at Tennessee Titans (1p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 13: vs Kansas City Chiefs (4:25 p.m. ET)
- Week 14: vs Cleveland Browns (1p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 15: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 16: at New England Patriots (Saturday game, 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Week 17: vs Buffalo Bills (Monday Night Football, 8:30 p.m., ESPN)
- Week 18: vs Baltimore Ravens (flex, time and TV TBD, Jan. 7 or Jan 8)
As expected, one of the league’s toughest schedules, thanks to playing the top seeds from other divisions, asks the Bengals to close out the year with a tough stretch.
That anticipated game where Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase will return to NOLA to play the New Orleans Saints occurs in Week X and is/isn’t on primetime.