With the Bengals hosting teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Green Bay Packers, and the New England Patriots to open their home schedule, it wasn't a surprise that the team easily exhausted their supply of tickets in those games. Now we're reaching a point in which the Bengals opponents aren't carrying the same weight as those teams.
After Cincinnati plays the Lions in Detroit, the Bengals return home to host the New York Jets on Oct. 27. And according to the team, thousands of tickets remain.
The team is optimistic, but they need a good pace.
"Sales have been steady, and we’re hopeful of reaching a sellout, but we’ll need a continued good pace," said ticket sales manager Andrew Brown. "We do want to note that tickets are still available in the lower bowl as well as the higher levels, and that for fans who may prefer a later kickoff than the traditional 1 p.m. time, this is the one game presently on our schedule that will kick off in the 4 p.m. slot."
The next home game will be Nov. 17 when the Bengals host Cleveland; another game that could struggle to move tickets. After that, Indianapolis (Dec. 8), Minnesota (Dec. 22) and Baltimore (Dec. 29) conclude the home schedule.