The Schedule in 2013
The Bengals are known for having plenty of top-tier matchups each and every season, from division
rivals within the AFC North and out-of-conference games that always have fans all over town talking. Rivalries against teams
like the Ravens, the Steelers and the Browns always pack in the fans by the tens of thousands, as the Bengals have developed
serious rivalries that always have a good mix of fans from both teams to help take the atmosphere to the next level.
the home stretch of 2013, there are plenty of games outside of the division as well, including Indy, San Diego, Minnesota
and more to give you lots of opportunities to come out and see some of the brightest stars in the NFL. Once you're there in
the stands watching alongside all of the passionate Bengals fans, you'll be glad that you're not sitting at home wondering
what the big game is like.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that one
of the premier sporting events of the day is the NFL, though that's something that you'll have to see first-hand to truly
appreciate. Dating back millennia, people have been gathering for intense spectator sports, and that's not something likely
to change any time in the near future. Obviously things have changed quite a bit since the days of Roman chariot racing, but
there are still some big-time sports that routinely turn out fans by the tens of thousands. Ditch the couch and get out to
the stands for a game loaded with Pro Bowl-level players that know how to put on a show.
Cincinnati Bengals are never exactly lacking in explosive playmakers, making it always a good idea to get out and see for
yourself how quickly they can change the dynamic of a big game. Of course, you need a signal caller to have much of a shot
at a title in the NFL, and the Bengals are glad to have one of the best in Andy Dalton, who has been steadily rising up the
ranks in recent seasons and giving fans plenty of hope for this franchise's very bright future.
But the Bengals aren't
only a strong team because of their quarterback, as A.J. Green is establishing himself as one of the very best receivers in
the entire NFL. Defensively, the Bengals also have a reputation for having one of the staunchest defensive fronts in the league
and some big-time talent in their linebacker and secondary corps, giving the Bengals a chance to win each and every time they
take to the gridiron.
Did you know that Paul Brown won back-to-back Coach of the Year awards
back in 1969 and 1970?
Yup, the guy who eventually had the stadium named after him was the best of the best back in
the late 1960s and the early 1970s, leading the Bengals to one of their brightest spots in franchise history and laying the
groundwork for a team that seems to only get more and more popular. Fans also might know that Brown was also the original
coach of the Cleveland Browns, lending him his name to the franchise. When you have a franchise and a football stadium named
after you, you're kind of a big deal, which is why the name Paul Brown still has quite the weight around NFL circles.
The first Cincinnati Bengals team was formed in 1937 with the American Football League, but the folding
of the first AFL led to the Bengals joining other leagues until shutting down before the start of World War II. The Bengals
started up again in 1967 and have had some memorable seasons since then, though these days fans are clamoring because they're
in an exciting new era that has them daydreaming about watching their team make a run at a title sooner rather than later.
Browns-Bengals is one of the top matchups on the schedule each and every year, but there are always plenty of other great
games that you know you'll want to be a part of.
Bengals' fans definitely know a thing or two
about showing their support for the hometown team, though that's something that you have to see for yourself to truly appreciate.
We all know that you can get an idea of what the game is like from home, sort of, but it's a completely different experience
to actually feel the pulse of the crowd as the Bengals dig in looking to make one more big play to seal the deal. Hope springs
eternal in Cincinnati, giving you plenty of reasons to come out and participate in the camaraderie first-hand. Even though
Cincinnati is also known for being a great college sports town as well, there is denying how much fans love their hometown
Bengals, making them always a team to watch as they look to rise up the AFC North standings and take a crack at that elusive
title that fans know is coming sooner or later.