The story of the Cincinnati Bengals unfortunately continues to be whether or not Andy Dalton can get them over the hump. Cincy has actually done a terrific job building on both sides of the ball and has made it to the playoffs each year Dalton has been under center. This probably has to be the season Dalton and co. finally get a playoff win, though, or it could spell the end of Marvin Lewis’ long tenure. To do that, Cincinnati will have to fill in the right gaps via the draft and simply learn how to finish games better in 2015. Getting guys like A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert back healthy could go a long way in making that happen, but more consistent play from top to bottom is certainly in order, as well. On the secondary market, Bengals tickets will see a spike when AFC North rivals come to town.
Cincinnati’s most expensive home game will be during the Battle of Ohio. For the second straight year that game will be played on Thursday Night Football. The get-in price for Bengals vs Browns tickets is $86. A Week 14 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has the same price.
The least expensive game during the regular season will come against the St. Louis Rams in Week 12. Bengals vs Rams tickets have a get-in price of $56.
A road game in Baltimore in week three is their first stiff test before facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5, and not too long after, they tackle back to back road games (sandwiched around a bye week) against the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. Things could get ugly in Weeks 11 and 12 when the Bengals have to handle brutal defenses in the Cardinals and Rams, while the home stretch truly doesn’t get tougher, as the Bengals try to close the season on an epic run against the Steelers, 49ers, Broncos and Ravens. That final run could be perfect for a Cincinnati squad that has come up lame in the playoffs, as a hot run could be needed to make the playoffs and a solid finish over the final four weeks would prove they’re the real deal.