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The 2011 Schedule, A Reason For Optimism

In looking forward to the Bengals 2011 season, if we have a 2011 season, one reason to be optimistic for a turn around from last year has to be the ease of the schedule. The Bengals went from 10-6 in 2009 (6-0 in the AFC North) to 4-12 in 2010 but there is still a lot of talent on this team, even if Carson Palmer and Ochocinco end of up leaving. Cincy will only play 5 games against teams with a winning record from last year in 2011.

The AFC North is definitely one of the toughest divisions in football with the bruising Steelers and Ravens, but the Bengals seem to play those teams tough regardless each year. If the team starts a rookie quarterback and wide receiver on offense expectations will be lower than usual but I have faith in any Zimmer run defense as long as injuries do not plague the team to the extent that they did in 2010.

Check out the regular season schedule below with each teams 2010 record and winning percentage. (home games in all caps)

at Cleveland 5-11  (.313)

at Denver 4-12  (.250)

SAN FRANCISCO 6-10  (.375)

BUFFALO 4-12  (.250)

at Jacksonville 8-8  (.500)

INDIANAPOLIS 10-6  (.625)

at Seattle 7-9  (.438)

at Tennessee 6-10  (.375)

PITTSBURGH 12-4  (.750)

at Baltimore 12-4  (.750)

CLEVELAND 5-11  (.313)

at Pittsburgh 12-4  (.750)

HOUSTON 6-10  (.375)

at St. Louis 7-9  (.438)

ARIZONA 5-11  (.313)

BALTIMORE 12-4  (.750)



  1. john cook

    June 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    wow…that is a really weak schedule…121 wins in 256 games??? Carson might want to reconsider….he could look like Joe Montana by years end….ooops. Forgot the playoff teams will have winning records….forget that thought. But the season could at least draw some attention to the bungles.

    • Nathan Mallon

      June 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Wins of any type in the NFL have to help build confidence, as a life long Bengals fan I take them any way I can get them. Beating good teams is a luxury, a win over any team for Cincy is worth celebrating in my book!

  2. Frank "Dickman" Desmond

    June 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    don’t know much about football but I am a bengals fan. a weak schedule shouldn’t hurt them?? they usually play bad anyway so maybe playing the bad teams will make them look better than what they are…marvin lewis always says he likes playing teams that are not as good as them…problem is most of those teams are in the Mid American conference and a few Big 12 teams. Most Big 10 teams can take the Bengals. Should be an interesting year if they actually play…if not then college football will become even bigger…its probably better anyway….can do housework and fix things up on sundays instead…or stucy for my bar exam. either way in 10 years from now nobody will give a rats but what the bengals do this year…except maybe Chad Johnson or Ocho Cinco or that Owens Corning guy…or Katie Blackburn. Now theres a hot chick if I ever saw one!!!!

  3. Beth Fresse

    June 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    that Frank guy sounds like someone I use to date. Really strange sob…ate like a slob and farted all the time. Mostly in public while standing in the checkout line in Krogers. Just stood there and laughed while the clerks face turned purple. Yea, he was a real jerk. He use to open bottles of milk and smell them to see that they were not spoiled, then sit them back on the shelf right there in Krogers…the worst thing though is that he would open mayanaisse jars and taste them and put them back…with a dirty finger trough right on the top…discusting. Yea he is a Bengals fan. And no he doesn’t know his ass for peanut butter about football. Everyone knows the Bengals and take any team in the Mid American and probably the bottom 6 of the Big 10. He is so stupid!!!

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