The most extended absence away from home in an uninterrupted season was 43 days in 1990. The Cincinnati Reds were in the World Series against the Oakland A’s, forcing the Bengals to move a home game against the Browns to Cleveland. The Bengals didn’t lose a home game, they teams just moved the originally scheduled season finale in Cleveland on Dec. 30 to Cincinnati.
And as recently as 2014 the Bengals went more than a month without a home game. After a Thursday night game against Cleveland on Nov. 6, the Bengals played three consecutive road games at New Orleans, Houston and Tampa Bay before returning to PBS to face Pittsburgh on Dec. 7.
“It’s great to have an opportunity to be at home,” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. “We’ve got to take advantage of this. It’s been a while since the last one here. We’ll be ready to go.”