• Seahawks to open regular season with rare home game against Cincinnati Bengals

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    SEATTLE - For only the seventh time in 20 years, the Seattle Seahawks will open the NFL season at home when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m., and the game will air on KIRO 7. 

    The Bengals are led by first-year head coach Zac Taylor – who previously served as the quarterback's coach for the Los Angeles Rams. 

    >> PHOTOS: Seahawks vs. Bengals through the years

    Cincinnati's offense features ninth-year quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Joe Mixon – who finished last season ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,168 rushing yards. 

    Star wide receiver A.J. Green will miss Sunday's game as he continues to recover from a foot injury but former University of Washington star John Ross is expected to play. 

    On defense, the Bengals are led by seven-time Pro bowl Defensive tackle Geno Atkins and two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap. 

    The Bengals last played in Seattle in 2011 and are 11-9 all-time against the Seahawks in franchise history.  

    Watch the Steve Raible Scouting Report at 7 p.m. on Saturday to see Raible's interview with wide receiver Tyler Lockett and for a complete preview of Sunday's game against the Bengals.


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