Cincinnati Bengals: Season Starts In New York On 9/11

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Jul 31, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to a report by NJ.com, the Cincinnati Bengals will open their season by playing the Jets in New York on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. This would leave the Bengals to more than likely have their home opener in week 2 against a division rival, which could quite possibly end up being the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFL Schedule is set to release at 8 p.m EST tonight, but numerous teams throughout the league, including the Bengals have seen leaks come out letting them know when and where their teams will start the season.

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With the opener being on 9/11, the anniversary of one of the worst attacks in American history, people can expect security to be tighter than usual at MetLife Stadium, home of both the New York Jets and New York Giants.

The Jets own the series against the Bengals 17-8, and winning 9 of the last 12 meetings including a 24-14 over Cincinnati in the 2009 Wild Card matchup. Even with their recent woes, the Bengals did manage to pound the Jets in their 2013 matchup, the last time the two teams saw each other, 49-9.

The Bengals finished their 2015 campaign with a disappointing loss in the AFC Wild Card against division rival Pittsburgh after winning the AFC North and posting a 12-4 record in the regular season. This was nothing new for Bengals fans though, as they haven’t seen their team win a playoff game since 1990, and have watched franchise quarterback Andy Dalton fail to bring home a playoff win in four of his first five seasons (he didn’t play last season).

Stripe Hype is your place for everything Bengals, stay tuned and we will keep you updated when the NFL releases the whole schedule.

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