Schedule makes Bengals new 'America's team'

Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 11:11:22-04

CINCINNATI — Four prime-time games — along with a high-profile game in London — make up the highlights of the Bengals’ 2016 season, released by NFL officials Thursday.

“It’s clear from the schedule that we’re a team with a strong national appeal,” said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president, in a news release Thursday evening.

Super Bowl 50 champions the Denver Broncos will be the first to venture into the Jungle, in a 1 p.m. game on Sept. 25.

The Bengals will open the regular season on the road, against the New York Jets, on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Here’s the full pre-season and regular schedule:


Fri., Aug. 12: MINNESOTA, 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 18: at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 28: at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Thurs., Sept. 1: INDIANAPOLIS, 7:30 p.m.

Regular Season

Sun., Sept. 11: at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 18: at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 25: DENVER, 1 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 29: MIAMI, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
Sun., Oct. 9: at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 16: at New England, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 23: CLEVELAND, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 30: WASHINGTON (London), 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 3-7: (Bye weekend)
Mon., Nov. 14: at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Nov. 20: BUFFALO, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Nov. 27: at Baltimore, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 4: PHILADELPHIA, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 11: at Cleveland, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 18: PITTSBURGH, 8:30 p.m.* (NBC)
Sat., Dec. 24: at Houston, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
Sun., Jan. 1: BALTIMORE, 1 p.m.*

*indicates game may be subject to flex scheduling