The Cincinnati Bengals open the 2020 season against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Joe Burrow and the Bengals will look to overcome a stout Chargers pass rush while Los Angeles looks to shake off a long trip while breaking in new quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium — Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: Watch Here
The Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals will face off at 4:05 p.m. ET Sept. 13 at Paul Brown Stadium to kick off their 2020 seasons. The Chargers struggled last year, ending up 5-11. Likewise, coming off of an uninspired 2-14 last-season record, Cincinnati has set their aspirations higher this season.
A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Los Angeles was third best in passing yards allowed per game, finishing the 2019 season giving up only 212.1 on average. Less enviably, Cincinnati was worst when it came to rushing yards allowed per game last year, with the team giving up 148.9 on average. The good news for Cincinnati, of course, is that these forces working against them might not carry over into the new season.
Los Angeles has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. These early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.