Week 6 is here, 12s! This week we get to see the Seattle Seahawks take on those furry Bengals from Cincinnati. Don't let Cincinnati's record fool you. They are still the same team, with the same coach and quarterback, that went to the Super Bowl two years ago and made a deep run in the playoffs last year.
The game might come down to how well the Seahawks secondary plays against the excellent Bengals passing game. Of course, I don't expect 11 sacks by Seattle again but getting nearly half that many against the Bengals sure would help Devon Witherspoon, Riq Woolen, and friends. So, no pressure, Darrell Taylor, but just...do better. Thanks in advance.
This is the 21st meeting between the Seahawks and Bengals, including one playoff game. Cincinnati leads the series 11-10 because they won that playoff game. So in many ways, this is a revenge game for Seattle losing that 1988 postseason game. (I joke.)
There are a couple of records for Seattle that could be broken this week. DK Metcalf needs one touchdown reception for first-place on most receiving touchdowns through the first five years of his Seahawks career. Jason Myers needs to make one field goal to set the franchise for consecutive games with a field goal made (20).
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 6: All you need to know
When and where
The game will be held on Sunday, October 15 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. The stadium overlooks the Ohio River so you can wave to your friends across the river in Kentucky. The game will begin at 10 am PT. In their last 18 10 am starts, the Seahawks are 15-3. Thanks, Pete!
It's not going to be cold at least. The expected high in Cincinnati on Sunday will be 57 degrees and the skies will be cloudy. There is a 20 percent of rain and the wind should be between 10 and 15 MPH. In other words, the Seahawks will be bringing Seattle-type weather with them so it's all good.
Seattle should be getting many previously injured players back after having a bye in Week 5. Left tackle Charles Cross should come back, as should cornerback Tre Brown. But once again Seattle will get Jamal Adams back. Against a good Bengals offense (they are better than they have mostly shown in 2023 and you know that to be true), Seattle can use Adams' ferocity. Tune back in closer to game time and we will keep you updated on the players who are hurt.
The Bengals will likely get receiver Tee Higgins back so that could be troublesome for Seattle. That just gives quarterback Joe Burrow another weapon.
TV, radio, and streaming
If you are going to watch the game on this invention called "television" then at least you won't have to listen to Joe Buck saying how banged-up the Giants offensive line is a million times or Troy Aikman comparing Devon Witherspoon's tackling ability to that of Deion Sanders. Instead, you will get to watch CBS and hear the play-by-play by Ian Eagle and the commentary by Charles Davis (go Vols!). Evan Washburn is the sidelines reporter.
If you are listening to the game - or watching the game on "television" with the sound turned down listening to the Seahawks radio broadcast on your transistor radio - you are in luck because Seattle's radio team is the best! Steve Raible does the play-by-play while Dave Wyman does the commentary. Jen Mueller is the sidelines reporter.
You can stream the game on many devices if you bought YouTube"television" Sunday Ticket, and I guess you still could. You also can check in at Seahawks.com if you live in the Seattle area. NFL+ likes to say you can watch the game live at just $4.99 a month but we know that's a danged lie unless you live close to the Emerald City.
Seahawks next five weeks
- Week 7: At home versus those evil Arizona Cardinals on October 22 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 8: At home versus the Cleveland Browns on October 29 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 9: At the Baltimore Ravens on November 5 at 10 am PT (CBS)
- Week 10: At home versus the Washington Commanders on November 12 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 11: At home versus the Los Angeles Rams on November 19 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)