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    Cincinnati Bengals Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Cincinnati Bengals to get you started: 

    Established:1968
    Stadium:Paul Brown Stadium 
    Colours:Orange, black & white 
    Hall of Famers:Paul Brown, Anthony Munoz & Ken Riley 
    Hall of Fame Coaches:None
    Rivals:Pittsburgh Steelers 
    Legends:Ken Anderson, Anthony Munoz, Tim Krumie, Chad Johnson, Jim Breech, David Fulcher, Chris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, Isaac Curtis, James Brooks, Ken Riley, Reggie Williams, Max Montoya, Willie Anderson, Corey Dillon, Lemar Parish, Bob Trumpy, Dave Lapham, Takeo Spikes, Bob Joshnson, Rudi Johnson, Dan Ross, Rodney Holman, Ickey Woods & Pat McInally 
    Retired Numbers:54
    Conference: AFC
    Super Bowl Championships:0
    Conference Championships:3: 1981, 1988 & 2021

    Cincinnati Bengals History

    If it wasn’t for Ohio’s favourite footballing son Paul Brown there may have never been an NFL team in Cincinnati. After being shown the door from the Cleveland Browns by Art Modell, Brown had a dream of having an NFL team in Cincinnati and met with Jim Rhodes who was the city’s governor and they hatched a plan and by 1968 they had a team. 

    Brown wanted to have an NFL team, but the first couple of years of the Bengals existence they had to compete in the American Football League (AFL) and when the merger between the two leagues finally occurred in 1970 Brown’s dream became a reality. 

    Brown, whose coaching record spanned 41 seasons (which included all levels of American football), coached the Bengals from 1968-1975 taking the Bengals to three NFL playoff appearances in that time (1970, 1973 and 1975). 

    The Bengals didn’t take long to adjust to life in the NFL as they became the first franchise to clinch the first AFC Central title after ending the season with a 8-6 record and became the youngest franchise to make it to the playoffs. 

    A year later the Bengals posted a 4-10 record in which they couldn’t defend their AFC Central title, but they did hand a debut to quarterback Ken Anderson who they picked up in the third round of the draft. 

    Anderson’s career with the Bengals spanned 16 years from 1971-1986, where he played 192 games, made 2,654 passes, made 3,2838 passing yards and made 197 passing touchdowns. The Benglas returned to the playoffs in 1973 and 1975 however, they fell to Miami 34-16 (in 1973) and lost the wildcard to Oakland in 1975. 

    The rest of the 70s saw the Bengals struggle as they missed the playoffs each year and had two coaches before the end of the decade as Bill ‘Tiger’ Johnson and Homer Rice took charge before they entered the 80s. By the time the new decade rolled around the Bengals had a new coach in Forrest Gregg, and he took the reins from 1980-1983.

    Despite only winning six games in his first season in charge, it was Forrest’s second season that is of note as he took the Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance, however, they went down to San Francisco 49ers. 

    The Benglas returned to the biggest showpiece in the NFL under new coach Sam Wyche (who took over from Gregg in in the 1984 season), in the 1988 season after clinching the AFC Championship, but fell to the San Francisco 49ers again in Super Bowl XXII. 

    Apart from claiming the AFC Central title for the fifth time and making it to the divisional playoffs in which they lost to the LA Raiders, the 90s didn’t prove much joy as they missed the playoffs for most of the decade and were near the bottom of the AFC Central standings. 

    The beginning of the 2000s had a sense of deja-vu from the 90s. However, the Bengals fortunes began to change in 2005 when they broke a 15 year playoff drought and made the playoffs for the first time since 1990 after finishing first in the AFC Central standings.

    That was the only fairytale that occurred as the Bengals fell to their rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wildcard playoff. The Bengals returned to postseason action in 2009 but once again fell at the hurdle going down to the New York Jets. 

    The Bengals returned to the glory days by the time the 2010s arrived as they were a prominent feature in postseason action and made the wildcard playoffs in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 but each time they were defeated by Houston Texans (back-to-back in 2011 and 2012), San Diego, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. 

    2019 marked the fourth straight season that Cincinnati missed the playoffs, finishing with a 2-14 record which tied for a franchise worst. Their prize for being so bad was a quarterback out of LSU by the name of Joe Burrow.

    Burrow was breaking multiple rookie quarterback records but went down halfway through his 10th game and didn’t get up. A torn ACL and MCL halted the rookie’s season and while the Bengals were just 2-7-1 with him in the lineup, it was a massive blow for the franchise.

    Joe Burrow came back on fire as he led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first playoff win in over 30 years and got them all the way to the Super Bowl.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Cincinnati Bengals

    If you are a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Cincinnati Bengals have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Cincinnati Bengals:

    Front Office

    Zach Taylor returns for his fourth season as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. He had a rough start to his tenure as the head coach of this team but last year this Bengals squad truly broke out. The best part about it is nobody really saw it coming except Cincinnati itself and they made a run all the way to the Super Bowl. 

    All three of his teams have improved from the previous season but there isn’t much to top after last season‘s performance as they would have to return to the Super Bowl and win the thing to finish better than they did last season. He has a career record of 16-32-1 due to the fact that his first couple of seasons were rebuilding years.

    Offense

    The Bengals established themselves as one of the best teams in the league behind an electric combo of Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, and Jamarr Chase on offense. If they can recapture that magic for a second year in a row, this team is absolutely going to wreak havoc on the rest of the National Football League. 

    Outside of Chase they also have Tee Higgins who is a very dependable pass catcher in his own right. Tyler Boyd also provides a serviceable third option at the wide receiver spot for Burrow to throw to.

    Defense

    The Cincinnati Bengals are also pretty solid on the defensive side of the ball as well. Last year during the postseason run, they looked like a bend but not break defense and that got them all the way to the Super Bowl. 

    They will once again look to make clutch plays in the key moments to fuel big wins for this team as they return most of their starting unit from last year. Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson will once again look to be menace‘s on the edge for opposing quarterbacks. While Jesse Bates and Vonn Bell still make up an elite safety pairing in the back.

    Cincinnati Bengals Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to be one of the top teams in all of the National Football League this season and their opening odds reflect that. Their win total coming into the season is set at 10 victories and the odds for betting the over are currently (+105) and the odds for betting the under are currently (-125) as oddsmakers expect them to finish with somewhere around 9-11 wins this season with a bit more difficulty in their schedule. 

    Even after last year’s Super Bowl run they are only favored in eight of their seventeen games this season. They are favored by more than one possession only once, that is during their week seven game at home against the Atlanta Falcons where they are currently ten point favorites.  

    Regardless it is still a huge improvement from last year’s expected 6.5 victories for the Bengals. They open up as (+190) favorites to bring home the AFC North division title. Their odds to win a second straight AFC conference championship currently sit at (+1000) heading into the season. While their odds to return to the Super Bowl and win the Lombardi trophy currently sit at (+2200) before the year starts. 

    A lot of their games actually sit at three or less points when you look at the lines heading into the season. This benefits the Cincinnati Bengals after the way Evan McPherson kicked last year, as he is turning into one of the most dependable field-goal kickers in all of the league. 

    Due to the fact that a lot of oddsmakers are doubting the Bengals, this makes them a pretty valuable choice most weeks and you could find yourself making some money if Cincinnati recaptures the magic of last season. 

    This is a team that has a ton of strength on the offensive side of the ball and doesn’t have a ton of weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball. If everything goes right for them and they remain healthy then the Bengals are going to be one of the most valuable teams to bet on during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    Cincinnati Bengals FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Cincinnati Bengals? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Cincinnati Bengals play?

    The Cincinnati Bengals play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium. 

    Who owns the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Mike Brown owns the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Has the Cincinnati Bengals won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Cincinnati Bengals have never won a Super Bowl. 

    Who is the Cincinnati Bengals coach?

    Zac Taylor is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Do the Cincinnati Bengals play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Cincinnati Bengals are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Cincinnati Bengals games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Cincinnati Bengals record?

    The Cincinnati Bengals finished the 2021 season with a 10-7 record.

    Did the Cincinnati Bengals win last night?

    Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Cincinnati Bengals worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Cincinnati Bengals are worth $2.275 billion. 

    Who do the Cincinnati Bengals play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Cincinnati Bengals play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Cincinnati Bengals?

    You can watch the Chicago Bears on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on bengals.com. You can also stream Bengals games on the Bengals App, Yahoo sports app,CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.

    Will the Cincinnati Bengals make the playoffs this year?

    The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs after finishing 4th in the AFC and first in the AFC North with a 10-7 record.

    When do the Cincinnati Bengals play?

    Cincinnati Bengals fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Cincinnati Bengals game? 

    For more details on the next Cincinnati Bengals game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Cincinnati Bengals finish the season?

    The Cincinnati Bengals finished the 2021 season fourth in the AFC and 1st in the AFC North. 

    How many games did the Cincinnati Bengals win?

    The Cincinnati Bengals won ten games in the 2021 NFL season.