The Cincinnati Bengals’ first preseason game is almost here. This opening to the 2019 season is different then recent years as it is our first chance to see what a team led by head coach Zac Taylor will look like.
Taylor was formerly on the Rams staff as a positional coach under Sean McVay. Los Angeles has been one of the teams that has been blazing a new path for high powered offenses in the NFL, and fans are hoping Taylor can bring even a tiny bit of that success to Cincinnati.
The reality of it being the first preseason game is hard to ignore though. Don’t expect to see a lot of big name players for this game, and if you do they probably won’t be out there for long. This is more of a game for players competing for spots on the roster and trying to climb the depth chart.
It is still actual football with pads on against another team, so it is hard to be too upset since we haven’t see the Bengals play in months.
Here is everything you need to know:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)
Date/Time: Aug. 10, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Series Leader: Bengals, 15-14 (regular season and playoffs)
Streak: The Bengals have won four of the last five.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Zac Taylor: 0-0. Andy Reid 2-3-1
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 Chiefs site: Arrowhead Pride
Weather: Mid 80’s, partly cloudy [NFL weather]
Odds: Bengals, +5 [Odds Shark]
- Quarterback Andy Dalton led the Bengals in passing during the 2018 season with 2,566 passing yards completing 61 percent of his passes. He had 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 games.
- Running back Joe Mixon ran for 1,168 yards, which led the AFC, in 14 games. He also added 296 yards receiving with a total of nine touchdowns on the season. He averaged 4.9 yards per rush and 6.9 yards per reception in 2018.
- Wide receiver Tyler Boyd led the Bengals with 1,028 receiving yards in 2018. It was his first 1,000 yard receiving season. He also caught 76 passes, seven of which were touchdowns. Wide receiver A.J. Green only played in nine games during the 2018 season. He recorded 694 yards receiving on 46 catches with six touchdowns.
- Safeties Jessie Bates III and Shawn Williams both had over 100 tackles in 2018 (111 and 110 tackles respectively). Williams also led Cincinnati with five interceptions. One of which he returned for a touchdown. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins led the defense with 10 sacks in 2018. He was the only defender with double digit sacks. In total, the Bengals had three defensive touchdowns in 2018.
Bengals vs Chiefs history
|10/21/2018||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|10/04/2015||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|11/18/2012||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|12/27/2009||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|12/28/2008||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|10/14/2007||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|09/10/2006||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|01/01/2006||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|11/16/2003||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|10/10/1993||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|10/01/1989||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|11/13/1988||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|12/06/1987||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W/OT|
|09/07/1986||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|09/09/1984||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||L|
|11/13/1983||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|11/30/1980||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|10/07/1979||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||L|
|09/03/1978||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||L|
|12/04/1977||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|11/21/1976||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|11/24/1974||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|10/21/1973||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|10/15/1972||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||W|
|10/18/1970||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||L|
|10/26/1969||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|
|09/28/1969||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||W|
|11/10/1968||Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||L|
|10/13/1968||Cincinnati Bengals||Kansas City Chiefs||L|