The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their full 2022 slate, which features five primetime matchups, including two appearances on WLWT.
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Earlier in the day, the Bengals announced they’d be opening the season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This marks the third-straight season the Bengals have opened the season at home and the first time in franchise history the Bengals will open against their heated rivals.
Home games are bolded
Sunday Night Football games are underlined
Monday Night Football games are listed in italics
Week 1 (Sept. 11): vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 2 (Sept. 18): at Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m.)
Week 3 (Sept. 25): at New York Jets
Week 4 (Thursday, Sept. 29): vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 5 (Oct. 9): at Baltimore Ravens (Sunday Night Football on WLWT)
Week 6 (Oct. 16): at New Orleans Saints
Week 7 (Oct. 23): vs. Atlanta Falcons
Week 8 (Monday, Oct. 31): at Cleveland Browns
Week 9 (Nov. 6): vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 10 (Nov. 13): BYE
Week 11 (Nov. 20): at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday Night Football on WLWT)
Week 12 (Nov. 27): at Tennessee Titans
Week 13 (Dec. 4): vs. Kansas City Chiefs (4:25 p.m.)
Week 14 (Dec. 11): vs. Cleveland Browns
Week 15 (Dec. 18): at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4:25 p.m.)
Week 16 (Saturday, Dec. 24): at New England Patriots
Week 17 (Monday, Jan. 2): vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 18 (Either Jan. 7 or 8): vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Bengals have the third-most difficult schedule in the league and the toughest schedule of all AFC teams, facing seven teams that made the playoffs last year, including in six of their last eight games of the campaign (Dallas, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Kansas City, Tampa Bay, New England, Buffalo).
Along with the five primetime games, the Bengals will also play three games in the 4:25 p.m. window: Week 2 at Dallas, Week 13 vs. Kansas City and Week 15 at Tampa Bay.
Week 17’s Monday Night Football game against Buffalo will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC.