CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 2: Domata Peko #94 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a victory during the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 2, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Bills 23-20. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Every year the Cincinnati Bengals play six division games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns; that's not really news now, is it? Additionally, like all NFL teams, the Bengals play opponents based on a rotation of divisions; for example this year it's the AFC South and the NFC East with the remaining games against the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills.
Next year's rotation will be against the AFC West and the NFC East with the final two games being a home game against the AFC East and an away game against the AFC South with the opponent for both dictated on finishes in the same position within their respective divisions.
Here's Cincinnati's 2012 opponents:
|Baltimore Ravens||Baltimore Ravens|
|Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Denver Broncos||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Oakland Raiders||San Diego Chargers|
|Dallas Cowboys||Philadelphia Eagles|
|New York Giants||Washington Redskins|
|AFC East||AFC West|