2022 Cincinnati Bengals season

55th season in franchise history
2022 Cincinnati Bengals season
OwnerMike Brown
Head coachZac Taylor 22
Home fieldPaycor Stadium
Results
Record0–2
Division place4th AFC North
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Cincinnati Bengals' 53rd in the National Football League (NFL), their 55th overall and their fourth under head coach Zac Taylor. The Bengals will look to make the Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history, after making Super Bowl LVI the previous season. Shortly before the beginning of the preseason, the Bengals renamed their stadium Paycor Stadium. The stadium had been named after the team's founder and first head coach, Paul Brown since it opened in 2000.[1]

Offseason

Free agents

As of March 29, 2022

Unrestricted

Position Player 2022 Team Date signed Contract
QB Brandon Allen Cincinnati Bengals March 17[2] 1 year, $1.5 million
S Ricardo Allen Retired[3]
CB Eli Apple Cincinnati Bengals March 17[4] 1 year, $4 million
S Jessie Bates III Cincinnati Bengals August 23 Franchise tagged
CB Jalen Davis Cincinnati Bengals March 3 1 year, $1.035 million
LB Jordan Evans
CB Tre Flowers Cincinnati Bengals April 7 1 year, $1.85 million
CB Vernon Hargreaves III
LS Clark Harris Cincinnati Bengals March 16[5] 1 year, $1.272 million
DT B.J. Hill Cincinnati Bengals March 14[6] 3 years, $30 million
P Kevin Huber Cincinnati Bengals May 2 1 year, $1.85 million
DT Larry Ogunjobi Pittsburgh Steelers June 21[7] 1 year, $8 million
CB Darius Phillips Las Vegas Raiders March 15[8] 1 year, $1.5 million
T Riley Reiff Chicago Bears July 26 1 year, $3 million
G Quinton Spain
WR Auden Tate Atlanta Falcons March 28[9] 1 year, $1.120 million
S Michael Thomas Cincinnati Bengals March 16[10] 1 year, $1.135 million
WR Mike Thomas Cincinnati Bengals March 17[11] 1 year, $1.120 million
DT Josh Tupou Cincinnati Bengals March 17[12] 2 years, $3 million
TE C. J. Uzomah New York Jets March 14[13] 3 years, $24 million

Restricted

Position Player 2022 Team Date signed Contract
WR Stanley Morgan Jr. Cincinnati Bengals March 21[14] 2 years, $2.295 million

Exclusive-Rights

Position Player 2022 Team Date signed Contract
WR Trenton Irwin Cincinnati Bengals March 21[15] 1 year, $825K
LB Clay Johnston Cincinnati Bengals April 7 1 year, $825K
DE Wyatt Ray Jacksonville Jaguars June 15[16] 1 year, $895K
TE Mitchell Wilcox Cincinnati Bengals April 8 1 year, $825K

Signings

Position Player 2021 Team Date signed Contract
G Alex Cappa Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 14[17] 4 years, $35 million
C Ted Karras New England Patriots March 14[18] 3 years, $18 million
TE Hayden Hurst Atlanta Falcons March 17[19] 1 year, $3.5 million
T La'el Collins Dallas Cowboys March 20[20] 3 years, $21 million
TE Nick Eubanks Detroit Lions April 5[21] 1 year, $705K
CB Abu Daramy-Swaray Potsdam Royals (GFL) May 13[22] 1 year, $705K

Releases

Position Player Date released 2022 Team Contract
C Trey Hopkins March 18[23]
CB Trae Waynes March 21[15]
G Fred Johnson March 22[24] Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 year, $1.525 million

Draft

2022 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 31 Daxton Hill S Michigan
2 60 Cam Taylor-Britt CB Nebraska
3 95 Zachary Carter DT Florida
4 136 Cordell Volson OT North Dakota State
5 166 Tycen Anderson S Toledo
7 252 Jeffrey Gunter DE Coastal Carolina
  • The Bengals acquired a 7th round selection (226th overall) from the New York Giants
  • The Bengals acquired a 2nd round selection (60th overall) from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2nd round selection (63rd overall) and a 6th round selection (209th overall).
  • The Bengals acquired a 5th round selection (166th overall) from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 6th round selection (174th overall) and a 7th round selection (226th overall).
2022 Cincinnati Bengals undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Cal Adomitis LS Pittsburgh [25]
Ben Brown G, C Ole Miss
Devin Cochran OT Georgia Tech
Allan George CB Vanderbilt
Jaivon Heiligh WR Coastal Carolina
Clarence Hicks LB UTSA
Delonte Hood CB Peru State
Shermari Jones RB Coastal Carolina
Kwamie Lassiter II WR Kansas
Desmond Noel G Florida Atlantic
Kendrick Pryor WR Wisconsin
Bookie Radley-Hiles S, CB Washington
Justin Rigg TE Kentucky
Jack Sorenson WR Miami (OH)
Tariqious Tisdale DT, DE Ole Miss
Carson Wells LB Colorado
Drew Plitt QB Ball State [26]

Staff

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Front office
  • Owner/president – Mike Brown
  • Executive vice president – Katie Blackburn
  • Vice president – Troy Blackburn
  • Vice president of player personnel – Paul Brown Jr.
  • Director of player personnel – Duke Tobin
  • Senior personnel executive – Trey Brown
  • College scouting director – Mike Potts
  • Pro scouting director – Steven Radicivec
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator – Brian Callahan
  • Quarterbacks – Dan Pitcher
  • Running backs – Justin Hill
  • Wide receivers – Troy Walters
  • Assistant wide receivers – Brad Kragthorpe
  • Tight ends – James Casey
  • Offensive line/run game coordinator – Frank Pollack
  • Assistant offensive line – Derek Frazier
  • Assistant offensive line – Ben Martin
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
  • Strength and conditioning – Joey Boese
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Todd Hunt
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Garrett Swanson
Football operations
  • Director of coaching operations – Doug Rosfeld

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Current roster

Cincinnati Bengals roster
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Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 14, 2022

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53 active, 10 inactive, 15 practice squad

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NFL Top 100

Rank Player Position Change
21 Joe Burrow QB NR
24 Ja'Marr Chase WR NR
38 Joe Mixon RB NR
78 Trey Hendrickson DE Decrease 5

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 12 Arizona Cardinals L 23–36 0–1 Paycor Stadium Recap
2 August 21 at New York Giants L 22–25 0–2 Metlife Stadium Recap
3 August 27 Los Angeles Rams W 16–7 1–2 Paycor Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–23 (OT) 0–1 Paycor Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 4:25 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys L 17–20 0–2 AT&T Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
4 September 29 8:15 p.m. Miami Dolphins Paycor Stadium Prime Video
5 October 9 8:20 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium NBC
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. at New Orleans Saints Caesars Superdome CBS
7 October 23 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons Paycor Stadium Fox
8 October 31 8:15 p.m. at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium ESPN
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers Paycor Stadium Fox
10 Bye
11 November 20 8:20 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers Acrisure Stadium NBC
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium CBS
13 December 4 4:25 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs Paycor Stadium CBS
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns Paycor Stadium CBS
15 December 18 4:25 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium CBS
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
17 January 2 8:30 p.m. Buffalo Bills Paycor Stadium ESPN/ABC
18 January 7/8 TBD Baltimore Ravens Paycor Stadium TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 5–15 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; Week 8 is exempt, as it occurs on a Monday.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Steelers 10 7 03323
Bengals 3 3 86020

at Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C)
  • Game attendance: 65,841
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • PIT – Minkah Fitzpatrick 31-yard interception return, (Chris Boswell kick), 12:43. Steelers 7–0. Drive: 2 plays, -5 yards, 0:48.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 59-yard field goal, 7:17. Steelers 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 5:26.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 20-yard field goal, 2:25. Steelers 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 32 yards, 1:57.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Najee Harris 1-yard pass from Mitch Trubisky (Chris Boswell kick), 8:46. Steelers 17–3. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 4:22.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 26-yard field goal, 0:14. Steelers 17–6. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:47.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Boyd 2-yard pass from Joe Burrow (Joe Burrow–Mike Thomas pass), 4:41. Steelers 17–14. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 5:44.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 48-yard field goal, 11:13. Steelers 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 16 yards, 2:08.
  • CIN – Jamarr Chase 6-yard pass from Joe Burrow (kick blocked), 0:02. Tied 20–20. Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 1:25.

Overtime

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 53-yard field goal, 0:00. Steelers 23–20. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 0:56.

Top passers

  • PIT – Mitchell Trubisky – 21/38, 194 yards, TD
  • CIN – Joe Burrow – 33/53, 338 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PIT – Pat Freiermuth – 5 receptions, 75 yards
  • CIN – Jamarr Chase – 10 receptions, 129 yards, TD

The Bengals started the 2022 season against their division rival Steelers in Cincinnati. The Steelers scored first in the first quarter when Minkah Fitzpatrick returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0. The Bengals made it 7-3 when Evan McPhearson made a 59-yard field goal. The Steelers then went ahead 10-3 after Chris Boswell kicked a 20-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Steelers moved ahead 17-3 after Mitchell Trubisky found Najee Harris on a 1-yard touchdown pass. The Bengals drew closer at halftime when McPhearson made a 26-yard field goal to make it 17-6. After the break, the Bengals came within 3 in the third quarter when Joe Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 2-yard touchdown pass (with a successful 2-point conversion) to make it 17-14. In the fourth quarter, the Steelers moved ahead by 6 when Boswell kicked a 48-yard field goal to make it 20-14. Later on in the quarter, the Bengals tied the game when Burrow found Ja'Marr Chase on a 6-yard touchdown pass (with a blocked PAT) to send the game into overtime tied at 20-20. After going back and forth on possessions, the Steelers managed to win the game when Boswell kicked the game winning 53-yard field goal with seconds left to make the final score 23-20.

With their 3-game winning streak against the Steelers snapped, the Bengals started the season 0-1. Wins by the Browns and Ravens would leave them at the bottom of the AFC North. Joe Burrow committed 5 turnovers throughout the course of the game (4 interceptions, 1 lost fumble).

Week 2: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 2: Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 3 0 6817
Cowboys 14 3 0320

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • DAL – Noah Brown 9-yard pass from Cooper Rush (Brett Maher kick), 8:35. Cowboys 7–0. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:25.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 43-yard field goal, 3:05. Cowboys 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards, 5:30.
  • DAL – Tony Pollard 1-yard run (Brett Maher kick), 0:17. Cowboys 14–3. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:48.

Second quarter

  • DAL – Brett Maher 54-yard field goal, 0:09. Cowboys 17–3. Drive: 6 plays, 13 yards, 0:42.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Evan McPherson 50-yard field goal, 9:41. Cowboys 17–6. Drive: 11 plays, 43 yards, 5:19.
  • CIN – Evan McPherson 46-yard field goal, 4:05. Cowboys 17–9. Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards, 3:55.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Tee Higgins 5-yard pass from Joe Burrow (Joe Burrow-Tyler Boyd pass), 3:45. Tied 17–17. Drive: 7 plays, 16 yards, 2:08.
  • DAL – Brett Maher 50-yard field goal, 0:00. Cowboys 20–17. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 0:57.

Top passers

  • CIN – Joe Burrow – 24/36, 199 yards, TD
  • DAL – Cooper Rush – 19/31, 235 yards, TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PIT – Tee Higgins – 6 receptions, 71 yards, TD
  • DAL – CeeDee Lamb – 7 receptions, 75 yards

Despite a fourth quarter comeback, the Bengals allowed the Cowboys to claim the win by marching down the field in the dying seconds of the game. With the loss, Cincinnati dropped to 0–2. This marked the third 0–2 start in four seasons, as well as the first team since the 2015 Seattle Seahawks to start 0–2 after playing in the Super Bowl the year prior. This also marked the first 0–2 start by a defending AFC champion since the 1999 Denver Broncos started 0–4 after winning Super Bowl XXXIII.

Week 3: at New York Jets

Week 3: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 0 000
Jets 0 0 000

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn
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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 85 72 W1
Baltimore Ravens 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 62 51 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 54 66 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 37 43 L2

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Miami Dolphins East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
3 Cleveland Browns North 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 .286 .200 W1
4 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .250 .250 W2
6 New York Jets East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .600 .667 W1
7 Baltimore Ravens North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .750 .500 L1
In the hunt
8 New England Patriots East 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .600 .333 W1
9 Los Angeles Chargers West 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
10 Denver Broncos West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
11 Pittsburgh Steelers North 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 .429 .000 L2
12 Houston Texans South 0 1 1 .250 0–0–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
13 Indianapolis Colts South 0 1 1 .250 0–1–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
14 Tennessee Titans South 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
15 Las Vegas Raiders West 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 L2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .400 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

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