Cincinnati Bengals: 2020 schedule features an interesting NFC East
The Cincinnati Bengals 2020 schedule features a few teams who could have a brand new look to them come next September.
It will be a little over eight months until football is played again at Paul Brown Stadium, a quick look at the 2020 opponents the Cincinnati Bengals will face offers a glimpse of what might be when the next NFL season rolls around.
The home fans will see their AFC North rivals with some significant changes in tow. In addition, the Bengals will host two NFC East teams when both the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants come to town. They will also play at the Washington Redskins and at the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants, Redskins, and Cowboys will all have new head coaches in 2020.
Road games that Cincinnati will make next season include at the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Miami Dolphins.
Worth noting are some rookies that the Bengals will have had some interest in before the draft. While it’s almost a slam dunk Cincinnati selects LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, games against the Giants and Redskins means they will also likely face Ohio State defensive end Chase Young who is sure to go early to one of those two teams.
Rounding out the home slate are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, and Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers could have a new look at quarterback, as veteran Philip Rivers is due to hit free agency later this offseason, and expectations are that he’s not back with the Bolts.
Also, look for an interesting AFC North in 2020. With the Bengals probably having a whole new look, especially at quarterback, the Cleveland Browns will have a new head coach, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are sure to have Ben Roethlisberger back under center. It’s also very likely that the Baltimore Ravens have the league MVP in quarterback Lamar Jackson.
As for what the Bengals eventual schedule ultimately yields is anybody’s guess. The prospects of a rookie quarterback in Cincinnati will have its ups and downs, in addition to whatever roster changes are made before the team hits the field next September.