Bengals 2020 schedule includes matchups against top draft picks

QB Burrow to make NFL debut Sept. 13
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Posted at 7:53 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 21:05:17-04

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals released their 2020 NFL schedule Thursday night, including preseason opponents and the full regular-season schedule.

NFL Network's coverage of the 2020 NFL schedule begins Thursdy at 8 p.m. with a three-hour show breaking down the upcoming schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games.

You can watch the Bengals live show covering the schedule announcement in the player below:

Cincinnati kicks off the regular season at home Sept. 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL debut of Bengals QB Joe Burrow, the first overall pick in the NFL draft. It will be the second regular-season opener in Cincinnati in the last 11 years (2017, 2010).

In Week 2, Burrow and the Bengals face division rival Cleveland on Thursday Night Football. The NFL Network broadcast will pay tribute to the birthplace of the NFL in nearby Canton, Ohio to celebrate the league’s 100th birthday.

Look out for home matchups in the first half against Jacksonville on Oct. 4, Cleveland on Oct. 25 and Tennessee on Nov. 1.

After a Week 9 bye, the Bengals kick off the second half of their season on Nov. 15 against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The next three games feature matchups between Burrow and three of the four other players in the top five NFL draft picks: Washington DE Chase Young (Nov. 22), NY Giants OT Andrew Thomas (Nov. 29) and Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa (Dec. 6).

Cincinnati’s season wraps up with three home games in four weeks, including a matchup against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football on Dec. 21. The season concludes against Baltimore and its reigning MVP Lamar Jackson.

Both of the Bengals’ nationally televised games will be simulcast in Cincinnati by a local non-cable station.

Bengals fans can purchase Season Tickets for all 10 home games starting as low as $40/game. Season Ticket membership offers the best value to attend Bengals games. Season Ticket Members receive priority on seat locations as well as other exclusive benefits.

For season tickets, call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383 or visit For single game tickets and availability, visit

See the full schedule below:


(All times are Eastern. Home games are in CAPS. An asterisk (*) denotes a game subject to possible flexible scheduling.)


Aug. 13-17, at Kansas City, (time TBD), Bengals Preseason TV Network

Aug. 20-24, MINNESOTA, (time TBD), Bengals Preseason TV Network

Fri., Aug. 28, at Atlanta, Friday, 8 p.m., CBS

Sept. 3-4, INDIANAPOLIS, (time TBD), Bengals Preseason TV Network

REGULAR SEASON (day, date, opponent, time, TV network)

Sun., Sept. 13, L.A. CHARGERS, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Thurs., Sept. 17, at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Sun., Sept. 27, at Philadelphia, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Oct. 4, JACKSONVILLE, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Oct. 11, at Baltimore*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Oct. 18, at Indianapolis*, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Oct. 25, CLEVELAND*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Nov. 1, TENNESSEE*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Nov. 8, (BYE)

Sun., Nov. 15, at Pittsburgh*, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Nov. 22, at Washington*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Nov. 29, N.Y. GIANTS*, 1 p.m., FOX

Sun., Dec. 6, at Miami*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Dec.13, DALLAS*, 1 p.m., FOX

Mon., Dec. 21, PITTSBURGH, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Sun., Dec. 27, at Houston*, 1 p.m., CBS

Sun., Jan. 3, BALTIMORE*, 1 p.m., CBS