Cincinnati Bengals: 5 most difficult matchups on 2021 schedule

Leigh Oleszczak
Jessie Bates #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals (R) celebrates his second quarter interception (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Jessie Bates #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals (R) celebrates his second quarter interception (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Kevin King #20 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to tackle Jeremy Hill #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Kevin King #20 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to tackle Jeremy Hill #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

 Most Difficult Matchups on Cincinnati Bengals 2021 Schedule

No. 4: Green Bay Packers

This game could end up being much higher on the list but I put it at No. 4 since we don’t know what’s going to happen with the Aaron Rodgers situation. If he’s under center for the Packers, this game becomes much tougher than if Jordan Love is quarterbacking the Pack.

The Bengals surprisingly have faired well against the Packers, leading the series 7-6 in the 13 meetings between the two. They lost the last game against Green Bay in overtime but before that, were riding a three-game win streak against the Packers. In fact, prior to Green Bay’s victory over the Bengals in 2017, they hadn’t won against Cincinnati since 1998.

If Rodgers is still in Green Bay when the 2021 season begins, this could be arguably the second-toughest game on the schedule but it’s hard to put it higher than No. 4 since we don’t know what’s going to transpire. Even with Love as the quarterback, the Packers still have a good defense and Love could end up being quite good for all we know.

This game is in Cincinnati, which does tip the scale a little more in the Bengals’ favor. It should be a fun one.

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