The Cincinnati Bengals this year seems to be very interesting. You would think that finishing 11-5 last year would provoke a harder schedule than the one we had last year. Instead, we got one of the easier schedules in the NFL this year. Lets break down each of our Primetime games we will have in 2014.
WEEK 5 - Bengals at Patriots (Sunday Night Football)
Our first Primetime game of the year will be very decent game to watch. Last year when we played the Patriots, we ended up pulling a victory in the rain, stopping Tom Brady and his "Depleted" Wide Reciever core. This year, in a "redemtion" game for the Patriots, they will try to even the score. But for the Bengals, this game will be one of the few tests they will have this year of playing a playoff team from last year. They only play against five playoff teams from last year (Patriots, Panthers, Colts, Saints, and Broncos). This would be a great road win for the Bengals, to set the Tempo for the rest of the season.
WEEK 10 - Browns at Bengals (Thursday Night Football)
Week 10 will be the first game against the Division rival Cleveland Browns. This could be a very interesting Thursday Night game to watch. With the upcoming Draft, and with the Browns definite need at the Quarterback position, it is uncertain who will be under center for the browns at week one, let alone week ten. Many people will be tuning in to watch this game, to see how a Rookie QB can play against a Top 5 rated defense with the Bengals.
WEEK 16 - Broncos vs. Bengals (Monday Night Football)
This game could end up being the most important game on our schedule this year, easily. We will have the chance to play the best Offensive team in the league, at the end of the season, at home. Couldn't really ask for a better scenario before the playoffs. As the Super Bowl showed us, Defense can win championships. Can our Top 5 rated defense defeat the #1 rated offense in the league. Only time will tell.