Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals helmet Bengals
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League NFL NFL
Conference AFC AFC
Division AFC North
Established 1968 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Bengals color uniform Cincinnati Bengals white uniform Cincinnati Bengals alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Home Field
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 0
Conference Championship logo2 2
1981 • 1988
1970 • 1973 • 1981
1988 • 1990 • 2005
2009 • 2013 • 2015

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are currently members of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Their first two seasons, 1968 and 1969, were as an American Football League franchise. They joined the NFL as part of the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, which had actually been agreed upon in 1966.

The Bengals play home games at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati.

NFL Team historyEdit


In 1967, an ownership group led by Paul Brown was granted a franchise in the American Football League (AFL). Brown named the team the Cincinnati Bengals in order "to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati." Another Bengals team had existed in the city and played in three previous American Football Leagues from 1937 to 1941. The city's world-renowned zoo was also home to a rare white Bengal Tiger.

Possibly as an insult to Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, Paul Brown (whose namesake was picked as the Browns nickname) chose the exact shade of orange used by his former team. He added black as the secondary color.


League affiliations
AFL American Football League (1968-1969)
NFL National Football League (1970-present)


AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1981 KAnderson1 Ken Anderson 1981 KAnderson1 Ken Anderson
1988 Esiason88 Boomer Esiason

Packers RivalryEdit

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers
Bengals lead series 7–6
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1971 Oct. 3 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 20–17 Lambeau Field 1–0 Football icon
1976 Sep. 26 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 7–28 Riverfront Stadium 1–1 Football icon
1977 Oct. 9 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 7–17 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–2 Football icon
1980 Oct. 5 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 14–9 Lambeau Field 2–2 Football icon
1983 Oct. 30 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 14–34 Riverfront Stadium 2–3 Football icon
1986 Oct. 5 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 28–34 Milwaukee County Stadium 2–4 Football icon
1992 Sep. 20 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–23 Lambeau Field 3–4 Football icon
1995 Dec. 3 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–10 Lambeau Field 4–4 Football icon
1998 Sep. 20 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 13–6 Cinergy Field 5–4 Football icon
2005 Oct. 30 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 14–21 Paul Brown Stadium 5–5 Football icon
2009 Sep. 20 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 24–31 Lambeau Field 5–6 Football icon
2013 Sep. 22 Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals L 30–34 Paul Brown Stadium 5–7 Football icon
2017 Sep. 24 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 27–24 (OT) Lambeau Field 6–7 Football icon

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