Enquirer News Update   -   Updated 6:55 a.m.

Bengals preseason announced

By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Bengals will open their preseason schedule Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay.

The NFL this morning released times of preseason games.

Photos from Bengals minicamp
The Bengals' preseason home opener will take place on the next Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 at Paul Brown Stadium against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Preseason Game 3 will be played beginning at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in Atlanta against the Falcons.

The preseason will wrap up on Friday, Sept. 3, at home against Indianapolis with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The national preseason opener will be the Hall of Fame Game on Monday night, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. Denver will play Washington at Canton on ABC-TV.

The Bengals will not be featured in any of the 11 nationally televised preseason games on ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN.

The Bengals' regular season will begin Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Meadowlands against the New York Jets.

The home opener will be Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m. on a nationally telecast ESPN game.

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