Cincinnati Bengals
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Information
League NFL.gif NFL
Conference AFC.png AFC
Division AFC North
Established 1968 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Uniforms
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Color White Alternate
Home Field
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Championships
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Super Bowls
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Conference
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1981 • 1988
Division
9
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.

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Founding

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.

Membership

League affiliations
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NFL.gif National Football League (1970-present)

Achievements

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

Packers.png Rivalry

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

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