GAME: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals
DATE: Thursday, August 26, 2013
TIME: Kickoff at 7 p.m. (ET)
TELEVISION: Game will be on tape delay, presented at 11:35 p.m. (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati and 11:00 p.m. (Ch. 45) in Dayton. The game will air live in Columbus (Ch. 6), Lima (Ch. 35) and Louisville (Ch. 41). .
TELEVISION BROADCASTERS: Brad Johansen (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst), and Mike Valpredo (sideline)
RADIO: Bengals Radio Network. WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7)
BROADCASTERS: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst)
ON-LINE STREAMING: NFL.com offers Preseason Live for out-of-market audiences. There are other options that we're not really allowed to talk about (but that doesn't mean you can't).
NFL NETWORK REPLAY: Coming...
ALL-TIME SERIES: Since '92, the Bengals and Colts have played in the preseason every year except for one ('00) with the Bengals holding a 13-8 preseason advantage (6-4 at home).
Since head coach Marvin Lewis was hired in '03, the annual game was traditionally scheduled as the final preseason game of the year. Which makes since. The distance between Indianapolis and Cincinnati (110 miles) is the shortest distance between two AFC teams in the NFL, along interstate 74. The second closest geographical rivalry is 137 miles between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The Bengals and Colts will meet again in week 14 (Dec. 8) at Paul Brown Stadium, resuming a regular season rivalry dominated by Indianapolis, 17-9 -- Colts lead the regular season rivalry 16-9 and the Baltimore Colts beat the visiting Bengals 17-0 during the postseason in '70.