2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC North

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Travel distances can have a slight effect on team fortunes. This season, Oakland, Seattle, and the Chargers each travel about 30,000 round trip miles. At the other end of the spectrum are Carolina, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and the Jets who each travel fewer than 10,000 miles.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Cincinnati Bengals regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 2 (Thursday, Sept. 13) vs Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.ET WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) vs Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) vs Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. ET WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. ET WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 9 BYE WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) vs New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 12 (Nov. 25) vs Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) vs Denver Broncos 1p.m. ET WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 p.m. ET WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) vs Oakland Raiders 1 p.m. ET WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. ET

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton repeatedly said that 'everything' was different this year, including "the way we're going to be calling things, the way we're going to be doing things ... There's not much that's the same." Dalton said it's a 'complete change on offense.' He said: "What we were doing before was basically Jay (Gruden's) offense with the adaptation of Hue (Jackson), he put his stuff on it, then (Ken Zampese) took over and he did his thing. Now we're starting from Square 1. This is all new."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Spent 45 minutes catching up with some of the Bengals players for the first time since the 2017 season ended, and the biggest takeaway I got from the offensive players was how new everything was going to be. They've been essentially been using the same offensive framework and philosophies since Jay Gruden's tenure (he left in 2013), and based on what Andy Dalton said, everything is changing this year. This is Bill Lazor's chance to actually put his stamp on things.

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LB Brown has NFL-high $2M workout bonus

Bengals linebacker Preston Brown has a league-high $2 million workout bonus, which is tied to his participation in the team's offseason workout program that is set to kick off on Monday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals took NFL draft prospect Mike McGlinchey to dinner tonight in downtown Cincinnati. The former Notre Dame tackle could be in play for the Bengals at No. 21 even after the trade for LT Cordy Glenn. The right side of the offensive line is still not set and with the premium the team places on tackles, it's not out of the question they look at that position in the first round.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is officially suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season, the league announced. This is the third straight year Burfict is suspended to start the season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals and Bills matchup is a fun one because of what's happened with the two teams over the last few months. First the Bengals helped get the Bills into the playoffs for the first time in 17 seasons by beating the Ravens, then Bills fans started donating to the charity of Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd, who connected for the winning touchdown. The Bills sent the Bengals some wings as a thank you. The Bills sent LT Cordy Glenn to the Bengals and the Bengals signed former Bills LB Preston Brown. The Bills also signed former Bengals QB AJ McCarron and C Russell Bodine.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals and Bills Week 3 preseason game is a nationally televised game. It will kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. on Sunday, Aug. 26 on Fox. The other dates and times will be announced later.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bengals 2018 preseason opponents, with dates and times to be announced later: Game 1: vs Chicago Bears Game 2: at Dallas Cowboys Game 3: at Buffalo Bills Game 4: vs Indianapolis Colts

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals players will report to training camp on July 26, the team announced. They'll hold OTAs on May 22-24, 29-31, June 1 and June 4-7. Mandatory minicamp is June 12-14. Rookie minicamp will be held May 11-13

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the front and back of the Bengals' New Era hat that their new draftees will wear. They'll be available for fans to buy on Thursday

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals will begin their offseason workout program on April 16. OTAs are May 22-24, May 29-31 and June 4-7. They'll hold a mandatory minicamp on June 12-14.

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2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(21)
2(14)
3(13)
3(36)
4(12)
5(14)
5(21)
5(33)
7(31)
7(34)
7(35)

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.127th
Rushing Yards85.431st
Points For18.126th
Points Against21.816th