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Preseason Week 2 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) at Washington Redskins (0-1)

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The Bengals look to pick up their first preseason win against former OC Jay Gruden.

NFL: AUG 27 Preseason - Bengals at Redskins Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not too often do NFL teams start the preseason with back to back road games, but that is the case for the Bengals this year.

Zac Taylor’s squad will be taking the road for the last time before Week 1 of the regular season as they head to Landover, Maryland to face the Redskins and a familiar face in Jay Gruden.

Then again, Gruden won’t see too many familiar faces on the coaching staff as the team hired Taylor to replace Marvin Lewis as their head coach during the offseason.

Bengals fans also should get use to not seeing many familiar faces. The game is on a Thursday, which is a short week. Cincinnati already sat quite a few players for Week 1 of the preseason, and there is no reason to think a large chunk of those players will remain to be held out this week.

This is still a great chance to see if the defense can gel together any better after a rough start against the Chiefs. We will also get to see if there is any development in the battle for the left guard position.

Cincinnati left plenty of areas to improve on after their first outing, but that is what the preseason is for.

Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals visit the Redskins:

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) at Washington Redskins (0-1)

Date/Time: Aug. 15th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Series Leader: Bengals, 5-4-1 (regular season)

Streak: The last meeting was a tie.

Coaches vs. Opponent: Zac Taylor: 0-0. Jay Gruden 0-0-1

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on the Bengals Preseason Network with broadcasters Mike Watts (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst) and Marisa Contipelli (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: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

SB Nation Washington site: Hogs Haven

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

Odds: Bengals, +3 [Odds Shark]

Bengals notes

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown on the opening drive. He completed seven of his nine passing attempts for 80 yards without any touchdowns or interceptions. Ryan Finely led the team with 109 passing yards on 13 completions. He also had a touchdown and interception.
  • Running back Jordan Ellis led all Bengals in yards. He rushed for 11, but he also had 44 receiving yards (led the team) on five catches one of which was a touchdown. Rookie running back Trayveon Williams started the game. He had 18 total yards on six touches, which included a touchdown on the goal line.
  • Wide receivers Stanley Morgan and Auden Tate both led receivers with three catches for 42 yards. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd also caught three passes for 25 yards.
  • Cornerback Tony McRae led the Bengals with six total tackles on the night. Defensive lineman Andrew Brown recorded the team’s only sack of the night. Linebacker Hardy Nickerson forced Cincinnati’s only turnover of the game when he picked off a pass.

Bengals vs. Washington history

Bengals vs. Washington history

Date Visitor Home Result
Date Visitor Home Result
10/30/2016 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals T/OT
09/23/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Washington Redskins W
12/14/2008 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals W
11/14/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Washington Redskins W
09/22/1991 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals L
12/17/1988 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals W/OT
12/15/1985 Cincinnati Bengals Washington Redskins L
12/09/1979 Cincinnati Bengals Washington Redskins L
10/06/1974 Washington Redskins Cincinnati Bengals W
10/25/1970 Cincinnati Bengals Washington Redskins L