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Preseason Week 1 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) vs. Chicago Bears (0-1)

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Our first chance to see the 2018 Bengals comes against a team that absolutely dismantled Cincinnati last season.

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The season is finally getting started, well sort of. The first week of the preseason is here, which means casual fans will rejoice for exactly half an hour until they remember how little the starters will actually play in this game. For the more diehard fans though, this is a chance to see some of the names we could be talking more about in a few years.

There will be plenty of young players seeing playing time who likely won’t see the field once September rolls around, so you better cherish that now. If you watch, you will also be seeing dozens of players fighting for their spot on the roster as the Bengals will need to make considerable cuts before Week 1.

Here is everything you need to know for the Bengals first preseason game.

Game: Chicago Bears (0-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)

Date/Time: Aug. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium

Series Leader: Cincinnati, 6-5 (regular season)

Streak: Bears have won the past two meetings and three of the last five

Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 2-2. Matt Nagy: 0-0

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on the Bengals Preseason Network with Mike Watts (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst) and Mike Valpredo (sideline reporter). The network is led by flagship WKRC-TV (CBS Channel 12) in Cincinnati. Also on the network are WKEF-TV (ABC Ch. 22) in Dayton, WSYX-TV (ABC Ch. 6) in Columbus, WLIO-TV (FOX Ch. 8.2) in Lima, WDKY-TV FOX Ch. 56) in Lexington, Ky. and WDRB-TV (FOX Ch. 41) in Louisville, Ky.

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports), WLW-AM (700) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). Wayne Box Miller hosts the pregame and postgame shows.

SB Nation Bears site: Windy City Gridiron

Weather: Mid 80’s, partly cloudy [NFL weather]

Odds: Bengals, -2.0 [Odds Shark]

Connections

  • Bengals wide receiver Ka’Raun White and Bears wide receiver Kevin White are brothers
  • Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelem is from Lemont, Illinois (Lemont High School), and played collegiality at both St. Xavier University (2011-12) and the University of Illinois (‘14-15)
  • Bears punter Pat O’Donnell played at the University of Cincinnati from 2009-12
  • Bengals quarterbacl Matt Barkley was with the Bears in 2016
  • Bengals wide receiver Kermit Whitfield entered the NFL as a college free agent of Chicago in 2017

Bengals vs Bears history

Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
12/10/2017 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-7 --
9/8/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) L 24-21 62,213
10/25/2009 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 45-10 64,900
09/25/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) W 24-7 62,045
10/21/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-0 63,408
12/10/1995 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-10 --
11/8/1992 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) W 31-28, OT --
9/10/1989 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) L 17-14 --
9/28/1986 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 44-7 --
12/14/1980 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) W 17-14, OT --
11/26/1972 Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears A Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) W 13-3 --

Let’s start the Bengals vs. Bears conversation here!