Friday September 11th, 2015

The Bengals and Raiders open their seasons this weekend in Oakland.

The visiting Bengals return all their key offensive players from last season, with running back Jeremy Hill leading the ground game and quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green pacing the team through the air. Cincinnati begins another quest to end its 24-season playoff victory drought. If defensive lineman Geno Atkins can return to his old form, now two years removed from knee surgery, it would be a major boost.

Oakland hopes to improve on a 3-13 season and has a pair of new wideouts in No. 4 overall pick Amari Cooper and former 49er Michael Crabtree. Second-year quarterback Derek Carr and running back Latavius Murray have both shown promise. The Raiders allowed a league-high 452 points last year, and will require a significant turnaround on the defensive side of the ball for any offensive progression to effect immediate success. Veteran safety Charles Woodson returns for another season to lead the defense.

How to watch

Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: CBS
Radio: For Bengals affiliates, click here. For Raiders affiliates, click here.

Team schedules

Bengals

Sept. 13: at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. EST

Sept. 20: vs San Diego Chargers, 1 p.m. EST

Sept. 27: at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. EST

Oct. 4: vs Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. EST

Oct. 11: vs Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m. EST

Oct. 18: at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. EST

Nov. 1: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. EST

Nov. 5: vs Cleveland Browns, 8:25 p.m. ESTNov. 16: vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 p.m. EST

Nov. 22: at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. EST

Nov. 29: vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. EST

Dec. 6: at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. EST

Dec. 13: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. EST

Dec. 20: at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. EST

Dec. 28: at Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. EST

Jan. 3: vs Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. EST

Raiders

Sept. 13: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m. EST

Sept. 20: vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. EST

Sept. 27: at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. EST

Oct. 4: at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. EST

Oct. 11: vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. EST

Oct. 25: at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. EST

Nov. 1: vs. New York Jets, 4:05 p.m. EST

Nov. 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. EST

Nov. 15: vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:05 p.m. EST

Nov. 22: at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. EST

Nov. 29: at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. EST

Dec. 6: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m. EST

Dec. 13: at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. EST

Dec. 20: vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:05 p.m. EST

Dec. 24: vs. San Diego Chargers, 8:25 p.m. EST

Jan. 3: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. EST

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