The Cincinnati Bengals are back at home Saturday night as they host the Chicago Bears in Week 3 of the 2015 NFL preseason.
Cincinnati is coming off a putrid performance on national TV after being shellacked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, 25-11. The Bengals were out of sync from the start and scored just 11 points while committing three turnovers and allowing four sacks to go with eight accepted penalties. All three turnovers were submitted by the first team, not the backups as is often the case in the preseason.
The Bears experienced similar failure as a whole in 2014 as they were a wreck offensively en route to a 5-11 finish while having a -5 turnover margin. A big reason why was Bears quarterbacks combining to throw 19 interceptions, 18 of which coming from the turnover-prone Jay Cutler. He'll be going against a Bengals defense Saturday that finished with the third-most interceptions (20) in 2014. In fact, Cutler has thrown four interceptions in two career games vs. the Bengals.
This is typically the week teams use as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, so expect most, if not every team to play their starters for about two full quarters, if not more. That means we should see the likes of Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard, Dre Kirkpatrick, Geno Atkins, Tyler Eifert, and others for a considerable amount of time on Saturday.
If you want to catch this game on TV, there's several channels this game will be on depending on where you live. For those in the Chicago area, the game will be on FOX. As for Cincinnati, the game is set to be on the CBS affiliate. Be sure to check out 506sports.com for full listings in surrounding areas
If you want to watch games online, the only way to do so is through NFL Game Pass, which is $99.99 for the season with a free 7-day trial. This includes all NFL Preseason live streams and is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and will come to Xbox, and Apple TV.
How to Watch
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
TV Channel: WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago); WKRC (CBS/12 - Cincinnati); Check out 506sports.com for full listings in surrounding areas
Online Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds: Cincinnati (-3.5), Over/Under 42, via OddsShark.com
Replay: Monday at 3 a.m. ET on NFL Network