Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) at Seattle Seahawks (0-0)
- Dae: Sep. 8th, 2019
- Start Time: 4:05 p.m. EST
- Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle (WA).
- TV Channel: The game will air on CBS, which is WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington.
- Announcers: Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta are on the call.
- Radio: 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). WLW-AM (700) will join the flagship stations in broadcasting the Bengals game once its broadcast of the Cincinnati Reds game concludes (the Reds game begins at 1:10 p.m. Eastern).
- National Radio: ESPN Radio,with Adam Admin and Tom Ramsey calling the action.
- Live Streaming: NFL Game Pass
- SB Nation Seahawks site: Field Gulls
- Weather: Mid 60’s, overcast with drizzles throughout the day [NFL weather]
- Odds: Bengals, +9.5 [Odds Shark]
- Replays: Check local listings on NFL Network or NFL Game Pass
- Rosters: Bengals | Seahawks
- Depth Charts: Bengals | Seahawks
It is finally time for the Bengals to play actual football. This season has included some extra anticipation for fans as we eagerly wait to see the impact that new head coach Zac Taylor will have on the team during his first season.
The main thing fans will be looking for is how the running game will function after struggling during the preseason. Coaches said they still have a few wrinkles that should open it up for running backs in the regular season, and just having the inclusion of Mixon should help. It still was rough to watch running backs have no room to run all preseason.
The defense will also look to improve this season after being one of the worst in all of the NFL last season. New defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has simplified things, which has players excited to get back to focusing on doing their job and not what their opponent is doing.
The Seahawks provide a great litmus test for the start of Taylor’s era. They have been a consistent playoff team since Russell Wilson has become their quarterback, and they spent the offseason reloading their pass rush. If the Bengals are able to keep up with them,then it is a pretty good sign for where this team could be headed.