Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Date: August 7, 2014
Location: Arrowhead Stadium
Kickoff Time: 8 pm, Eastern Time
WKRC-TV (CBS Channel 12) in Cincinnati
WKEF-TV (ABC Channel 22) — Dayton
WSYXTV (ABC Channel 6) — Columbus
WDRB-TV (FOX Channel 41) — Louisville, KY
Radio: WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7)
Live Stream: NFL.com Preseason Live
Replay: This game will also be shown on the NFL Network at 10 am ET of Friday, August 8
When the Cincinnati Bengals take the field in about an hour against the Kansas City Chiefs, several prominent players are expected to be held out of the lineup, according to Paul Dehner, Jr., via Twitter:
#Bengals not expected to play: McCarron, Schaffer, Porter, Boling, Pollak, Smith, Whitworth, M. Jones, Gresham, Whalen, Atkins.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 7, 2014
While not all of the absences can be chalked up to known injuries, some certainly can be. A.J. McCarron continues to battle a balky shoulder, Andre Smith suffered a concussion last week, and both Clint Boling and Geno Atkins are recovering from off-season ACL surgery. Even without this group of players, the Bengals should be interesting to watch tonight.
All eyes will be on the suddenly well-paid Andy Dalton and how he interacts with rookie center Russell Bodine, who is causing some nervous moments on the Bengals’ sideline. Dalton will be in charge of new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s run-centric schemes, so the QB will need to find a balance between his running back corp and superstar receiver A.J. Green. If Dalton and Jackson can blend this talented group together, we could be in for some fireworks.