Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on the sidelines in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Date: September 7, 2014
Location: M & T Bank Stadium
Kickoff Time: 1 pm, Eastern Time
TV Info: CBS
Radio: WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7)
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Streaming
The Cincinnati Bengals will finally take to the field for a REAL game this afternoon, as they kick off the 2014 NFL season on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. In a rivalry game that will start shaping the AFC North right out of the gates, the Bengals will unveil new schemes on both offense and defense, courtesy of new coordinators Hue Jackson and Paul Guenther.
Bengals fans know that the team has struggled in Baltimore and in “big” games during quarterback Andy Dalton’s three years in the league, and this one represents a little of both.
With a big contract in hand, Dalton will be under pressure from fans and team ownership to get over the playoff hump, and the first step toward that is slaying their Baltimore dragons.
A maturing Dalton, fresh coordinators and a base of stability over the last few years should allow the Bengals to get off on the right foot today.
Prediction: Bengals over Ravens, 23-17