Cincinnati Bengals 2021 Schedule Pros and Cons
Pro: Lone primetime game is at home
The Bengals have just one primetime game in the 2021 season but hey, the good news is that their lone primetime game is taking place at Paul Brown Stadium. It’ll be in Week 4 on Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars and by now, you’re all aware of why this game was chosen.
Bengals vs Jaguars gives fans a matchup of the last two No. 1 overall picks who also went head-to-head in the National Championship Game during the 2019 college football season. Doesn’t that seem like an eternity ago? Joe Burrow’s Bengals and Trevor Lawrence’s Jaguars take the stage in Week 4 and it’ll go down on Cincinnati’s home turf.
Con: There’s only one primetime game
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that only having one primetime game is a major con for the Bengals. Yes, they only won four games a season ago, but there were so many promising matchups that were deserving of a Monday night game.
Bengals vs Browns or Bengals vs Steelers on a Monday would have been entertaining, but alas, Cincy was granted just the lone Thursday night game against Jacksonville. Considering every team gets a Thursday night game whether they want it or not, this feels more like the Bengals getting a participation trophy more than anything.