Cincinnati Bengals fans have a lot to be excited about for the future of the team after drafting franchise QB Joe Burrow in 2020 and backing that up with another successful draft in 2021 that saw the Bengals add top wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
The addition of Chase to the Bengals’ offense means they now how the pieces to have one of the most high-powered offenses in the league.
Every Bengals fan is excited about the upcoming season and now we officially have the 2021-22 schedule.
With Burrow still on track to be healthy and ready to go week 1, here are the NUMBER biggest games on the schedule that every Bengals fan will want to watch.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 12 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m.
Its pretty safe to say that every Bengals fan will want to tune in to this one. The highly anticipated return of Joe Burrow along with the first time we will get to see Ja’Marr Chase in real game action. On top of that, this is the first time that the Bengals’ new uniforms will be worn in a real game. This is also a matchup of two offenses that should be able to score in bunches.
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 30 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:20 p.m.
The Bengals’ first primetime game of 2021 will be a Joe Burrow vs Trevor Lawrence showdown in Cincinnati. A rematch of when the two QBs faced off in the 2019 college football National Championship game. This is must watch football as it will be a battle between two of the best young QBs in the league.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 10 vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m.
As of right now, Aaron Rodgers is still on the Packers’ roster so the thought of Rodgers coming to Paul Brown Stadium to take on Burrow and the Bengals is without a doubt one of the biggest games on the schedule. However, this game will lose some of its luster if Rodgers isn’t under center.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 21 at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
Last season, the Raiders finished 2nd in the AFC West but they have a high-powered offense with QB Derek Carr and 2020 Pro Bowlers RB Josh Jacobs and TE Darren Waller. This matchup should produce a lot of points and will be a game that Bengals fans will want to watch.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 5 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1:00 p.m.
The Joe Burrow era in Cincinnati started off with a game winning TD pass called back for offensive pass interference in a 16-13 loss at the hands of the Chargers. QB Justin Herbert won rookie of the year and this is the Bengals’ chance to get revenge for the week 1 loss a year ago.
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.
This is an intriguing matchup for obvious reasons. The Chiefs are coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, winning the title in 2020. Patrick Mahomes has been setting the league on fire and the Bengals will get a shot at one of the leagues’ top teams when the Chiefs come to town. Every Bengals fan must tune in to this one, especially if the Bengals are in the playoff hunt.
Now that the Bengals schedule is officially set, let us know in the comments section which games you are most excited for this season.