Cincinnati Bengals opening at home this season; NFL releases schedule

Posted at 8:06 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 20:16:19-04

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals will open at home this year for the first time since 2009 and feature in two prime-time games.

The NFL released the Bengals' 2017 schedule Thursday night (an asterisk denotes a game subject to possible flex scheduling):

PRESEASON (day, date, opponent, time)

Fri., Aug. 11: TAMPA BAY, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 19: KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 27: at Washington, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Thurs., Aug. 31: at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON (day, date, opponent, time)

Sun., Sept. 10: BALTIMORE, 1 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 14: HOUSTON, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)

Sun., Sept. 24: at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 1: at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 8: BUFFALO, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Oct. 15: (Bye week)

Sun., Oct. 22: at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Oct. 29: INDIANAPOLIS, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Nov. 5: at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Nov. 12: at Tennessee, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Nov. 19: at Denver, 4:25 p.m.*

Sun., Nov. 26: CLEVELAND, 1 p.m.*

Mon., Dec. 4: PITTSBURGH, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun., Dec. 10: CHICAGO, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Dec. 17: at Minnesota, 1 p.m.*

Sun., Dec. 24: DETROIT, 1 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 31: at Baltimore, 1 p.m.*

Tickets for the opener and season tickets are already available on the Bengals' website. 

"We are excited to kick-off our 50th season at home, and to accommodate fans, we are making single-game tickets to the home opener versus the Baltimore Ravens available now," Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn said in a news release. "This will be a special year commemorating our 50th season, and having two nationally televised prime-time games at Paul Brown Stadium adds to the enthusiasm."

The Bengals are also introducing a new "dynamic" ticket pricing system this season. That means "all single-game ticket values may be adjusted up or down based on real-time market conditions and consumer demand to set the right price at the right time," according to the team's news release. They said early buyers will probably get the best price.