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Chip R
03-27-2006, 03:44 PM
Looks like you will have to wait to get your revenge, Bengals fans. Of course that could prove a blessing if Carson can't come back by the season opener.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nflschedule&prov=ap&type=lgns

traderumor
03-27-2006, 04:17 PM
That is good news. I know there was talk of the Bengals/Steelers potential opener and I didn't like the idea. Even if Palmer is back, I'd rather it not be against them. Looking at next year's opponents, the Raiders at home sounds about right to me. ;)

Edskin
03-27-2006, 05:29 PM
Week One games we know:

Dolphins at Steelers to kick it off Thursday night.

Cowboys at Jaguars as the late Sunday afternoon feature game.

Colts at Giants to kick off NBC's Sunday Night coverage.

Monday Night goes to ESPN w/ a first-time doubleheader:

Vikings at Redskins
Chargers at Raiders

So, Bengals fans, you won't be seeing the Raiders week one either.

There is also a Thanksgiving Day triple-header:

Dolphins at Lions
Bucs at Cowboys
Broncos at Chiefs

Rest of the schedule will be out in early April

TeamBoone
03-27-2006, 10:36 PM
Monday, March 27, 2006

No prime time for Bengals
BY MARK CURNUTTE | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite their major improvement and exciting offense, the Bengals will not be featured in any of the NFL’s high-rent prime-time television spots this season.

The NFL this morning announced at its annual meeting its schedule of nationally televised weekend and Thanksgiving games.

The traditional Thursday night opener at the Super Bowl winner’s home, in this case, Pittsburgh, will have Miami visiting the Steelers. The AFC North-winning Bengals had been rumored as a possible opponent. The season will open Sept. 7 on NBC.

The Sept. 10 games will be Dallas at Jacksonville (FOX) and Indianapolis at the Giants (NBC). The first-ever Monday night double-header will be played Sept. 11 and features Minnesota at Washington (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and San Diego at Oakland (ESPN, 10:15 p.m.)

The first-ever Thanksgiving triple-header will consist of the long-standing home games for Detroit and Dallas. Miami will visit the Lions (CBS), and Tampa Bay will be at the Cowboys (FOX). Denver at Kansas City will kickoff at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network.


http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060327/SPT/303270021/-1/CINCI

traderumor
03-27-2006, 11:11 PM
Despite their major improvement and exciting offense, the Bengals will not be featured in any of the NFL’s high-rent prime-time television spots this season.Something's fishy.

Reds Fanatic
03-27-2006, 11:16 PM
The Bengals will get some prime time games this year. They are just not on week 1 or Thanksgiving. The rest of the schedule does not come out until April. Actually I would rather they get some prime time later in the year when Carson is probably in better shape then week 1 when he may not even be back to playing.

macro
03-28-2006, 08:20 AM
The Bengals will get some prime time games this year. They are just not on week 1 or Thanksgiving. The rest of the schedule does not come out until April.

Yep, Curnutte's first sentence is misleading. Besides, didn't they agree to decide which games will be featured on the NBC Sunday night game as the season progresses?

Also, regarding this quote from the article:


The Broncos-Chiefs match will be the first live, in-season game on NFL Network, which will show eight prime-time games from Thanksgiving through the end of the season. Those games will be on either Thursday or Saturday nights.

Will these NFL Network games also be broadcast by the local affiliates of the teams involved, or will it be exclusively NFL Network? If a team's home game is a sellout, it would be a shame for the locals to be denied a chance to watch the game because they don't have NFL Network.

Johnny Footstool
03-28-2006, 09:37 AM
Will these NFL Network games also be broadcast by the local affiliates of the teams involved, or will it be exclusively NFL Network? If a team's home game is a sellout, it would be a shame for the locals to be denied a chance to watch the game because they don't have NFL Network.

Broncos-Chiefs is a guaranteed sellout, but the game will still be broadcast on regular TV, according to the KC Star:


The Thanksgiving game against the Broncos will begin at 7 p.m. The game will be the first in the regular season shown live on the NFL Network. The network will have a live pregame show from Arrowhead.
For those without cable or with systems that don’t carry the NFL Network, the game will also be shown in Kansas City on an over-the-air station to be decided.
“The game ought to have a terrific television audience,” Hunt said. “I’ve always felt Thanksgiving night is more attractive than the two day-game slots. People are looking for something to do by then.”

macro
03-28-2006, 11:42 AM
Broncos-Chiefs is a guaranteed sellout, but the game will still be broadcast on regular TV, according to the KC Star:

That sounds fair enough, then. Even if the game weren't on NFLN, the rest of the country can't see all the regional broadcasts anyway, so they won't be depriving anyone of anything. It's just a bonus to those that do have NFLN.

The net effect of this will be that NFL fans will be pressuring their local cable companies to pick up NFLN, though, and I'm sure that was the motive to begin with.

Reds Fanatic
03-29-2006, 09:33 AM
We don't know the regular season schedule yet but the Bengals will be on national TV in prime time twice this preseason:

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=5167

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Bengals have secured two national preseason games at Paul Brown Stadium on different networks on a schedule released here Wednesday morning at the NFL's annual meeting.

The Bengals open on NBC on Sunday, Aug. 13 in an 8 p.m. game against the Redskins. Then, 15 days later, the Bengals are on ESPN's Monday night game against the Packers at 8 p.m. on Aug. 28.

The Bengals play their road games at Buffalo the week of Aug. 17-21 and Indianapolis the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding their Pro Bowl quarterback, the Bengals are going to be fodder for the network’s new national broadcasting teams. Al Michaels and John Madden, who make the move from ABC’s fabled Monday Night booth to NBC, return to Cincinnati for the first time since 2004 in a game pitting two playoff teams when they cover Bengals-Redskins. ESPN’s Monday Night crew of Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser catch the Bengals against Green Bay in a game that may not have Brett Favre and Carson Palmer at quarterback.

Favre is mulling retirement and Palmer is rehabbing from reconstructive knee surgery. The Bengals won a 24-17 preseason game last year at Washington’s FedExField. They haven’t played the Packers in the preseason since the year before Favre arrived in Green Bay in a 19-16 Bengals overtime victory in Milwaukee in 1991.

The regular-season schedule is to be released early next month.

The Bengals beat the Packers last Oct. 30 at PBS in a 21-14 victory that had the weird ending when Favre's last-minute bid for a tying touchdown drive was halted a few minutes by a fan running on the field and grabbing the ball from him.

The Bengals game marks the second NBC appearance by Michaels and Madden. They debut the week before at Canton, Ohio in the Hall of Fame game pitting Oakland and Philadelphia.

macro
03-29-2006, 11:02 AM
Glad to see that the team is getting some recognition in preseason. This would lead me to believe that they will get two or three primetime regular season games, as well.

Tony Cloninger
03-29-2006, 03:40 PM
Can i have Curnette's job please?

I mean...i could do a better job of reading that they only announced 2 weekends worth of PT games...not the whole year.

Of course they are going to be on PT at least once if not twice.

In 1986 they did go 10-6 (no playoffs) and get no PT games next year.
Do not know why that happened then...but this was a playoff team last year and not some fluke year.

Sean_CaseyRules
04-01-2006, 05:38 AM
All I have to say is............GO PHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BoomerSoonerRed
04-03-2006, 03:02 AM
Don't forget, NBC has the option of picking up a prime late-season Sunday night game, so if the Bengals can have another good season, that raises the chances that they'll get more nationwide coverage.