The NFL regular season schedule was supposed to be released today (Tuesday) at 8 p.m., but it appears the schedulers want to make a few final tweaks.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio explained that some of the problems arose from the increase in Thursday Night Football games, as well as problems scheduling the season opener:
Complicating this year’s process of configuring 256 regular-season games, which now includes three prime-time games per week and 17 total Thursday games, was roughly three weeks of uncertainty arising from the question of whether the Ravens will be hosting the midweek season opener.
Earlier this morning, Greg Aiello, an NFL spokesperson, announced that the schedule will be released on Thursday night (April 18) at 8 p.m. eastern.
We have known the Bengals season opponents since the end of the 2012 season, but here's a reminder anyways. We'll find the rest out on Thursday night. The Bengals will match up against the AFC East, the NFC North, the second place finishers in the AFC West (Chargers) and AFC South (Colts), and of course, the rest of the AFC North.
|Home Opponents||Away Opponents|
|New England Patriots||Buffalo Bills|
|New York Jets||Miami Dolphins|
|Green Bay Packers||Chicago Bears|
|Minnesota Vikings||Detroit Lions|
|Indianapolis Colts||San Diego Chargers|
|Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Baltimore Ravens||Baltimore Ravens|