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Bengals 2015 Regular Season Schedule Released

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals’ 2015 regular-season schedule was released today by the National Football League. Cincinnati, bidding for a fifth consecutive trip to the playoffs, is scheduled for four national prime-time games, tying a franchise record set previously in 1990 and 2007. Two of those contests will be at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals will host Cleveland in an NFL Network game on Thurs., Nov. 5, and Houston will visit PBS the next week, for an ESPN contest on Mon., Nov. 16. The prime-time road games on the schedule are also in consecutive weeks, with Cincinnati to play at San Francisco on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Dec. 20 and at Denver on ESPN on Mon., Dec. 28.
Among the four prime-time games, only the Sunday night contest at San Francisco is subject to possible flex scheduling by the NFL.
Including preseason, the Bengals will play a total of five prime-time games in 2015. The club visits Tampa Bay on Aug. 24 in an ESPN preseason contest. The total of five prime-time games including preseason also ties a franchise record. In 2007, Cincinnati also had one in preseason and four in the regular season.
The Bengals will open the regular season on the road for the sixth straight year, visiting Oakland at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sun., Sept. 13. It will be only the third Bengals season opener on the West Coast, joining a 1968 game at San Diego (first game in Bengals history) and a 1992 contest at Seattle.
Cincinnati’s home opener will be on Sun., Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. vs. San Diego.
“I say every year that we already have known all our home and road opponents for the year, but the four national games do stick out,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “It’s a compliment to our franchise, a challenge for the team, and exciting for our fans to have the two home games in November. The other thing you look at as a coach is closing the season against Baltimore, when you expect there could be a lot at stake.”
TV broadcasts of the Bengals’ four games on cable -- one in preseason and three in regular season -- will also be simulcast in Cincinnati by a local non-cable station, yet to be determined.
During a maximum of two weeks for the six-week period of Weeks 5-10, the NFL may choose to flex a Sunday afternoon game to Sunday night, with the originally scheduled Sunday night game moving to Sunday afternoon.
During Weeks 11-17, all Sunday games are subject to possible flex among the three standard kickoff times -- early afternoon, late afternoon and night.

CINCINNATI BENGALS 2015 SCHEDULE
All times are Eastern; home games in CAPS
An asterisk (*) denotes a game subject to possible flex scheduling.
REGULAR SEASON (day, date, opponent, time)
Sun., Sept. 13: at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 20: SAN DIEGO, 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 27: at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 4: KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11: SEATTLE, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 18: at Buffalo, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 25: (BYE WEEK)
Sun., Nov. 1: at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Nov. 5: CLEVELAND, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
Mon., Nov. 16: HOUSTON, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Nov. 22: at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.*
Sun., Nov. 29: ST. LOUIS, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 6: at Cleveland, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 13: PITTSBURGH, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 20: at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)*
Mon., Dec. 28: at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun., Jan. 3: BALTIMORE, 1 p.m.*
Bengals 2015 Regular Season Schedule Released

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BEARS-BENGALS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton sneaked in for a touchdown on Cincinnati's opening drive, then came out of the game as a precaution with a sore neck on Saturday night during a 21-10 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.

The Bengals (2-1) were looking for a lot more out of their starting offense after a three-turnover performance during a loss at Tampa Bay. Dalton threw two interceptions in that one.

He completed all six of his passes during a 16-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 9 minutes, 11 seconds. Dalton finished it with a sneak from inside the 1-yard line, and was kept on the sideline after that because his neck hurt.

Bengals quarterbacks completed their first 13 passes against the Bears (2-1), who again failed to get a touchdown out of their starting offense. Chicago's offense has managed five field goals and no touchdowns in the preseason.

ANGELS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Yan Gomes' eighth-inning grand slam capped a five-run rally and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Saturday night.

Gomes homered to center on the first pitch from Joe Smith (4-4) for his first career grand slam, lifting Cleveland to its fourth straight win.

Carlos Santana's RBI double broke a 3-all tie and sent Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games. The Angels are 2 1-2 games behind Texas for the second AL wild card.

Bryan Shaw (3-2) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for Cleveland.

Smith entered the game to start the eighth but didn't retire a batter, allowing five runs, four hits and an intentional walk.

The game was delayed by rain for 38 minutes in the bottom of the third.

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Joey Votto put the Reds ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-9 Saturday.

Trailing 9-8, Votto hit his 25th homer of the year off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), whose streak of 35 consecutive saves dating back to last season was broken. The Reds added two more runs when Todd Frazier, who hit his 30th homer in the fifth, scored on a passed ball and Tucker Barnhart hit an RBI single.

Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 25th save in 27 chances. J.J. Hoover (6-0) got the win.

The win ended the Red's four-game losing streak, and the team has won twice in its last 15 games.

Keyvius Sampson pitched 3 2-3 innings for Cincinnati, giving up six runs on seven hits.

Scooter Gennett tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs for Milwaukee.

BENGALS-INJURIES

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Quarterback Andy Dalton scored on a keeper that completed Cincinnati's opening drive against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night, then left the game with a sore neck.

Dalton had players piled on top of him after his 1-yard touchdown dive. He got up and spiked the ball, then came to the sideline. The Bengals announced that he had a neck injury. Dalton walked along the sideline with his helmet off, but didn't go for treatment.

Backup AJ McCarron took over at the start of the next series for Dalton, who was 6 of 6 for 52 yards on the Bengals' 16-play touchdown drive. It was an encouraging showing for Dalton, who threw two interceptions at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

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