Bengals 2014 preseason schedule released

The Bengals had not had a Saturday home preseason game from 2009-2012.

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Dates and kickoff times are now set for all Bengals 2014 preseason games.

For the second straight year, the home preseason opener will be on a Saturday — this year on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. against the New York Jets. The Bengals had not had a Saturday home preseason game from 2009-2012.

The Bengals will kick off the preseason on Thurs., Aug. 7, playing at Kansas City at 8 p.m. ET. Game three, as previously announced, will be at Arizona on Sun., Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. ET, with national television coverage by NBC. The preseason finale will be at home against Indianapolis on Thurs., Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

Though dates and kickoff times for the Bengals’ regular-season schedule are yet to be announced, the list of home and road opponents has been set, and will be released by the NFL on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The full Bengals preseason schedule:

–Thurs., Aug. 7 at Kansas City, 8 p.m.

–Sat., Aug. 16 vs. N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m.

–Sun., Aug. 24 at Arizona, 8 p.m.

–Thurs., Aug. 28 vs. Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

(All times Eastern)