Now that the 2012 NFL regular-season has concluded, the 2013 opponents for the Cincinnati Bengals have been finalized. Because the Bengals finished in second-place in the AFC North, they’ll face the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers, who finished second in their respective divisions. They already play the entire AFC East in addition to the NFC North.
Here’s the entire list of home and away opponents for 2013:
|Patriots (12-4)||Bears (10-6)|
|Colts (11-5)||Ravens (10-6)|
|Packers (11-5)||Steelers (8-8)|
|Vikings (10-6)||Chargers (7-9)|
|Ravens (10-6)||Dolphins (7-9)|
|Steelers (8-8)||Bills (6-10)|
|Jets (6-10)||Browns (5-11)|
|Browns (5-11)||Lions (4-12)|
- The Bengals play 7 teams that won 10 or more games, but 5 of them come to Cincinnati.
- Over the past two seasons, the Bengals have gone 8-8 vs. these teams, and have gone 4-4 this season.
- The Bengals will face the NFL’s leading rusher (Adrian Peterson), receiver (Calvin Johnson), interceptions (Tim Jennings), and passer rating (Aaron Rodgers)
- Cincinnati will host 5 of this year’s playoff participants, but play just one team on the road who made the playoffs (Baltimore).
- The last time the Bengals played the AFC East in 2012, they went 0-4 against them, and have lost seven of the past eight games against teams from the East.