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|Stadium:||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Colours:||Orange, black & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Paul Brown, Anthony Munoz & Ken Riley|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||None|
|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|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|Conference Championships:||2: 1981 & 1988|
|1st 2020 Draft Pick:||#1 Joe Burrow, QB, LSU|
|2020 Power Ranking:||31|
|Team in a Tweet:||Rebuild, rebuild rebuild.|
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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.
Since then the Bengals have not had that much success finishing second last in 2016 (with a 6-9 record), second in the AFC Central with a 7-9 record and have finished last in 2018 and 2019 with a combined eight wins from two seasons.
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With one year under his belt as head coach of the Bengals, Zac Taylor’s first season in Cincinnati was far from memorable. Taylor led Cincinnati to a league worst 2-14 record in the 2019 season, only being saved from the standalone worst season in Bengals history by an upset week 17 win over the Browns.
Since the conclusion of the 2019 season, Taylor had the prized yet daunting responsibility of overseeing the selection of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the number one pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Having held positions as a quarterback coach in Miami and Los Angeles, Taylor is a good fit to help integrate the young superstar from a dominant collegiate program into a struggling NFL franchise.
The year of 2020 is looking like another trying year for Cincinnati, however if Taylor continues to develop the talent and comradery amongst his young playing group, the Bengals should be able to improve on a 2-14 season and begin to compete in the AFC North division.
Having recently spearheaded arguably the greatest season in college football history, Joe Burrow is entering the league with the expectation of turning around a struggling Bengals franchise. Leading all college quarterbacks in 2019 with 5,671 yards at a completion percentage of 76.3, Burrow’s 2019 season at LSU saw him throw 60 touchdowns at a passer rating of 202, both of which set a new NCAA record.
One of the greatest individual seasons in college football history, capped off with a Heisman Trophy (winning by the largest margin in the history of the award) and a National Championship. Having already been compared with the likes of Tom Brady, the expectations surrounding Burrow couldn’t be much higher.
However, having throwing 463 yards and recording six total touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) in the National Championship game, Burrow’s presence and impact on the biggest stage is undeniable, and with a mature head on his shoulders, Bengals fans should be excited about the future of their franchise with Joe Burrow at quarterback.
Although the 2019 Bengals put out one of the worst defensive performances in the league, nothing can be taken away from Geno Atkins reliability at Defensive Tackle. Taken at pick #120 in the 2010 NFL Draft, Atkins is about to enter his 11th season with the Bengals, eight of which have earned him Pro Bowl selections, as well three All Pro teams.
Only adding 4.5 sacks to his career total of 75.5 in 2019, Atkins longevity is the only question mark coming into the 2020 season. However, after the acquisition of fellow defensive tackle D.J Reader and the continued development of defensive end Sam Hubbard, Atkins will be surrounded by more talent in 2020, allowing him to impact the defensive unit as a leader as well as an individual threat.
With a stronger offensive unit picking up more yards in 2020 the Bengals defense shouldn’t be on the fields as much as years gone by, allowing 32-year-old Atkins to maximise his output in 2020 and perform at a higher level for less reps.
The Cincinnati Bengals have not reached the playoffs since 2015 when they went down to Pittsburgh Steelers by two points, but since then (apart from 2017) the Bengals have not finished a season in double digit wins.
The year of 2017 saw the Bengals have their most wins since their playoff year with 7 and since then the Bengals have been in decline winning six games in 2018 and only two in the 2019 NFL season and it is no wonder that they ended up with a value of +500000 on both November 11 after they lost their opening eight games and again a few days later on November 16 when they lost to Baltimore.
With only winning two games it’s no wonder that the Bengals have one of the second worst against the spread record in the American Football Conference north with a 6-10-0 record (Cleveland has the worst against the spread record in the AFC north).
Though the Bengals did have the worst home against the spread record with 2-6-0, but surprisingly when it came to the Bengals being on the road they had the second best away record with 4-3-0.
When it came to over/under the Bengals were the second worst when it came to the over/under record throughout the season as they finished with 7-9-0. However, they were the best over/under home team in the AFC north as they had a record of 5-3-0, but when it came to being the away team they were back to being last as they had a form of 2-5-0.
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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?
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What is the Cincinnati Bengals record?
The new season of the NFL has started! Last season, the Cincinnati Bengals finished fourth in the American Football Conference North division with a 2-14 win loss record.
Did the Cincinnati Bengals win last night?
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How much is the Cincinnati Bengals worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Cincinnati Bengals are worth $2 billion.
Who do the Cincinnati Bengals play tonight?
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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 new start of the NFL has started! The Cincinnati Bengals did not make the playoffs in the 2019 NFL season.
When do the Cincinnati Bengals play?
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When is the next Cincinnati Bengals game?
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Where did the Cincinnati Bengals finish the season?
The Cincinnati Bengals finished fourth in the American Football Conference North division.
How many games did the Cincinnati Bengals win?
The Cincinnati Bengals won two games in the 2019 NFL season.
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