It’s finally here. The 2019 Cincinnati Bengals schedule has been realized.
The first game of the Zac Taylor era will begin in Seattle, as the Bengals open 2019 play on the road vs a Seahawks team coming off a 10-6 season and returning much of its roster.
The Bengals’ first home game comes in Week 2 on when the 49ers will come to Paul Brown Stadium.
After a Week 3 trip to Buffalo, the Bengals get a primetime game in Week 4: At Pittsburgh.
The Bengals then host the Cardinals and potential No. 1 overall pick Kyle Murray, followed by a trip to Baltimore for a clash with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.
After a Week 7 home game vs the Jaguars, the Bengals make their way to London for a matchup with Taylor’s former Rams team, followed by a bye week.
That’s a pretty daunting eight-game stretch, but it gets easier in the second half with the Jets, Ravens, Browns and Steelers coming to Paul Brown Stadium to go with two favorable road matchups with the Dolphins and Raiders.
Perhaps the toughest test of the 2019 season will come in Week 14 when Tom Brady and the Patriots come to PBS.
The Bengals’ regular-season finale will come at home vs Baker Mayfield the Browns. After getting swept by Cleveland last year, this will be Cincinnati’s best shot at revenge over their in-state rival.
Here is what the Bengals’ 2019 schedule will look like:
- Week 1: at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
- Week 2: vs San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m.
- Week 3: at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
- Week 4: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
- Week 5: vs Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m.
- Week 6: at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
- Week 7: vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
- Week 8: in London Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. (London)
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: vs Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
- Week 11: at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
- Week 12: vs Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m.
- Week 13: vs New York Jets, 1 p.m.
- Week 14: at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
- Week 15: vs New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
- Week 16: at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
- Week 17: vs Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
What do you think of how the schedule played out?