Cincinnati Bengals Schedule 2021 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule

5-2, 1st AFC North

@ NYJ

5:00 pm GMT , 10/31

Fri, 12:20a
Fri, 12:20a
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Packers
ARI
Cardinals

Joe Burrow will likely be starting from Week 1 on for the Bengals this season, but a matchup with the Chargers stacked defense isn’t a great way to start, even at home. A short week road game against the Browns followed by a road date with the Eagles’ stacked roster isn’t too promising either. Matchups at the Ravens and Colts as well as a home game against the Titans could leave the Bengals in a tough spot heading into their Week 9 bye. A 3-week stretch from Week 11-13 with games against the Redskins, Giants, and Dolphins should be pretty manageable, but Weeks 14-17 get pretty tough. That stretch features 3/4 playoff teams in the Cowboys, Texans, and Ravens, as well as the Steelers who should be much improved with the highly-anticipated return of Ben Roethlisberger. The AFC North as a whole has among the lighter strength of schedules in the NFL, as the AFC East is likely to be the worst division in the league and the NFC East was brutal last year. Joe Burrow will bring some much-needed excitement to Cincinnati, but I don’t see the Bengals going better than 6-10 with this schedule.

Date Time Opponent Stadium Record Opponent Depth Chart Bengals Depth Chart Matchup
10/31/21 5:00 pm at New York Jets New York Jets MetLife Stadium 5 - 2 New York Jets Jets Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals at New York Jets Jets
11/7/21 6:00 pm vs Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 Cleveland Browns Browns Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Browns
11/21/21 9:05 pm at Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium 5 - 2 Las Vegas Raiders Raiders Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals at Las Vegas Raiders Raiders
11/28/21 6:00 pm vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
12/5/21 6:00 pm vs Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 Los Angeles Chargers Chargers Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
12/12/21 6:00 pm vs San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 San Francisco 49ers 49ers Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers 49ers
12/19/21 9:05 pm at Denver Broncos Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High 5 - 2 Denver Broncos Broncos Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals at Denver Broncos Broncos
12/26/21 6:00 pm vs Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 Baltimore Ravens Ravens Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Ravens
1/2/22 6:00 pm vs Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs Paul Brown Stadium 5 - 2 Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
1/9/22 6:00 pm at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium 5 - 2 Cleveland Browns Browns Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals at Cleveland Browns Browns