<
>

Bengals to play Sunday night in preseason

A customary tilt against the Indianapolis Colts and a Sunday night game will be part of the Cincinnati Bengals' preseason schedule later this year.

The NFL released its full preseason schedule Wednesday afternoon.

One week before hosting the Colts to close out the preseason, the Bengals will travel to Arizona for a nationally televised game against the Cardinals on Aug. 24 that will be carried by NBC. Kickoff for the game has already been set for 8 p.m. Other than the finale against Indianapolis on Aug. 28, no other dates were announced.

Along with facing the Cardinals and Colts, the Bengals have preseason games against the Chiefs and Jets. Their first preseason game will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, while the contest against the Jets will come at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Last regular season, the Bengals beat the Jets 49-9. This will be the first time since 2012 that the teams have met in the preseason. Cincinnati also won that game at home.

The Bengals have played the Cardinals only once in the preseason since the franchise moved to Arizona. That game will pit the Bengals against former quarterback Carson Palmer, the player who started for them between 2003-10. Palmer was replaced in 2011 by Andy Dalton before getting traded to Oakland in 2011. In a 2012 regular-season game, he and the Raiders lost to the Bengals in Cincinnati. Last season was his first in Arizona.

This will be the first time since 1988 that the Bengals and Chiefs have played in the preseason, and the eighth time they've met before a regular season. The Aug. 28 finale will mark the 14th straight game the Bengals and Colts have played in the preseason.