Cincinnati Bengals: 2014 Schedule a Tough One


Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during fourth quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals, along with the rest of the NFL, got to see their official “Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Schedule” on Wednesday night. As far as the early reaction goes, it appears fans are thinking that the schedule this season might be a tough one.

Here is the full schedule courtesy of our friends over at Stripe Hype.

"Week 1:  Cincinnati @ Baltimore     Sunday, 1:00 PM     CBSWeek 2: Atlanta @ Cincinnati          Sunday, 1:00 PM     CBSWeek 3: Tennessee @ Cincinnati   Sunday, 1:00 PM     CBSWeek 4: ByeWeek 5: Cincinnati @ New England Sunday, 8:30 PM   NBCWeek 6: Carolina @ Cincinnati          Sunday, 1:00 PM     FoxWeek 7: Cincinnati @ Indianapolis  Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 8: Baltimore @ Cincinnati       Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 9: Jacksonvill @Cincinnati     Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 10: Cleveland @ Cincinnati     Thursday, 8:25 PM NFLNWeek 11: Cincinnati @ New Orleans Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 12: Cincinnati @ Houston         Sunday, 1:00 PM     CBSWeek 13: Cincinnati @ Tampa Bay   Sunday, 1:00 PM     CBSWeek 14: Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati     Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 15: Cincinnati @Cleveland        Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBSWeek 16: Denver @ Cincinnati            Monday, 8:30 PM   ESPNWeek 17: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh      Sunday, 1:00 PM    CBS (h/t Stripe Hype)"

Andy Dalton will be under scrutiny this season, and he won’t be getting any help from the schedule. What jumps out is the tough final stretch. The last four games will be brutal for Marvin Lewis’ squad. Having to travel on the road to visit the Baltimore Ravens in week one doesn’t look like a game that will come easy, either.

What do you think, NFL fans? Do the Bengals have one of the toughest schedules in the AFC?