The Cincinnati Bengals will kickoff their second preseason game of the year on Thursday, following-up a 17-6 win over the New York Jets. There are position battles to be waged, jobs earned and lost, all of it on national television for Bengals nation to witness.
|Time:||8:00 PM Eastern|
|Date:||August 16, 2012|
|Television:||FOX National Broadcast (Channel 19 in Cincinnati, Channel 45 in Dayton, Channel 56 in Lexington)|
|Announcers:||Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa|
|Radio:||Bengals Radio Network: WCKY (1530), WEBN (102.7)|
|Announcers||Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham|
HISTORY: The Cincinnati Bengals haven't posed much of a preseason threat against the Atlanta Falcons in each team's respective history, generating only two wins in ten total meetings. Cincinnati's last victory against Atlanta during the preseason was a 13-7 win in overtime on August 17, 1974 (my own mother was 18 years old).
The last time these two teams met during the preseason (August 27, 2007), the Bengals lost 19-24, the seventh straight loss to the Falcons during Monday Night Football. Carson Palmer completed 15 of 22 passes for 136 yards passing, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 115.0. Chad Johnson generated 83 yards receiving and a touchdown on five receptions with Chris Henry adding a 58-yard touchdown. Cincinnati's defense also generated five quarterback sacks, led by John Thornton (2).
|2007||Atlanta||August 27, 2007||Loss||19||24|
|2004||Atlanta||August 28, 2004||Loss||10||37|
|2002||Cincinnati||August 29, 2002||Loss||14||27|
|2000||Atlanta||August 11, 2000||Loss||16||31|
|1999||Cincinnati||September 3, 1999||Loss||16||28|
|1998||Atlanta||August 28, 1998||Loss||0||17|
|1990||Atlanta||August 18, 1990||Loss||17||34|
|1974||Atlanta||August 17, 1974||WON||13||7|
|1973||Cincinnati||September 1, 1973||WON||31||20|
|1972||Cincinnati||September 9, 1972||Loss||14||44|