Bengals lobbied for Cincinnati to host an annual Black Friday game

According to Mike North, the NFL’s vice president for broadcast planning, the Cincinnati Bengals have volunteered to host an NFL game at Paycor Stadium on Black Friday. North stated that the Bengals have even proposed making it an annual tradition to play a game in Cincinnati every year on the day after Thanksgiving. The possibility of this happening in the future will be explored further.

Recently, the NFL announced that the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will be playing in the league’s first-ever Black Friday game on November 24th at MetLife Stadium. The kickoff time is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern, and Amazon will provide free streaming exclusively on Prime Video. The NFL had received a request from Amazon to have one of the New York teams play in this year’s Black Friday game, and a matchup between the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles was also considered.

The Bengals’ schedule for the upcoming season was released on Thursday night, revealing a mini-bye week between a Week 11 game on November 16th at Baltimore on Thursday Night Football and their Week 12 game at home on November 26th against the Steelers. Cincinnati is scheduled to play four primetime games, including Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3 and Sunday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.

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