And so it begins. The Bengals kickoff the 2009 Preseason in New Orleans against the Saints. We pointed out earlier on Friday that the Bengals are on a six-game losing streak against the Saints during the preseason, with the last win coming in 1975. A few things to look for, from reader The Dealio.
Injuries: Dan Santucci, Ben Utecht, David Jones, Brandon Johnson, Evan Mathis, Antonio Chatman and Pernell Phillips. Geoff Hobson writes that Rey Maualuga "probably won't be [playing] either as he battles a hamstring problem." Matt Sherry is "may not" either.
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) at New Orleans Saints (0-0)
Series Leader: Saints, 6-1
Streak: Saints have won the last six.
SB Nation: Canal Street Chronicles
NFL.com: Game Center
Coverage: From the Bengals Weekly News Release:
Television: Live coverage on the Bengals Preseason Network with Paul Keels (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst) and Mike Valpredo (sideline reporter). The network is led by flagship WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati. Also on the network are WKEF-TV (Ch. 22) and WRGT-TV (Ch. 45) in Dayton, Ohio; WSYX-TV (Ch. 6) and WTTE-TV (Ch. 28) in Columbus, Ohio; and WDRB-TV (Ch. 41) in Louisville, Ky.
Radio: Coverage on the 28-station Bengals Radio Network, including a “triple-cast” in Cincinnati on flagships WLWAM (700) “The Big One,” WCKY-AM (1530) “Homer” (all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7) Broadcasters are Brad Johansen (play-byplay) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
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