Bengals vs. Colts Preseason Week 4: What You Need to Know


The Bengals will face the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday night for their preseason finale. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts

Location: Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Game Time: 7:00pm ET

Weather: It looks to be about 80 degrees (humidity 62%) by game time.  There will be a ENE 5mph wind on this clear evening with 0% chance of rain.

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Radio: The game will be broadcasted on Cincinnati’s WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and former Bengal offensive lineman Dave Lapham (analyst) will be the announcers. has also provided a list of other radio broadcasts in the local area.

Streaming and Listening Online: The game can be viewed through the NFL network here. The NFL network also offers its Audio Pass for online listening.

Tonight, the Bengals square off with the Indianapolis Colts in their fourth and final preseason game.  The game will be the final opportunity for roster “bubble” players to make an impact on the coaches and earn their spot on the 53-man roster; the final cuts will need to be made by 4:00pm on Saturday (August 30th) and following day (at noon) teams can begin to assemble their practice squads.

I wouldn’t expect to see many starters play this evening as the Bengals will be looking to stay healthy while giving injured players the night off in hopes of being ready for the team’s week 1 matchup with the Ravens on September 7th.  The Bengals defeated the Colts in week 14 of last year by a score of 42-28.  Andy Dalton lit up the sky while Giovani Bernard ran all over the Colts in the victory.  It was a rare poor showing for the defense, which allowed the second highest point total in a game for the year (both Green Bay and Pittsburgh scored 30 points in a loss and win respectively).  Expect to see a very different, yet intriguing, game tonight as both teams will primarily play their reserves while they decide upon their final roster pieces.