Cincinnati Bengals, American expert turf football crew that plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals are situated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have showed up in two Super Bowls (1982, 1989).
The Bengals joined the American Football League (AFL) as an extension group in 1968. Paul Brown, who had turned out to be a standout amongst the most regarded mentors in the game in charge of the Cleveland Browns, was one of the establishment's authors and its first head mentor. Cincinnati was an individual from the AFL for only two seasons before the class converged with the NFL in 1970.
The Bengals' lady year in the NFL saw the group post its first winning record and win a play-off spot as the AFC Central boss. That equivalent year, the group started to play in Riverfront Stadium, a multipurpose setting they would impart to baseball's Cincinnati Reds for the accompanying 30 years. In 1972 the Bengals gave their offense to second-year quarterback Ken Anderson (from minor Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois), who might proceed to lead the group for over 10 years and set various establishment passing records. The Bengals showed up during the 1970s, however they neglected to win their first challenge on each event.
Dark colored surrendered as head mentor after the 1975 season, however he remained on as group president until his passing in 1991. A standout amongst Brown's most significant staff moves came in 1980 when he drafted handle Anthony Muñoz, who is viewed as one of the best hostile linemen in football history; Muñoz tied down the Bengals' line for 13 seasons. In 1981 the Bengals won a gathering best 12 customary season diversions and had their initial two postseason wins to progress to Super Bowl XVI the next January, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers. Cincinnati came back to the play-offs after the strike-abbreviated 1982 season however lost in their opening-round postseason game.
In 1984 Sam Wyche turned into the Bengals' head mentor, and after a year Anderson surrendered Cincinnati's beginning quarterback job to Boomer Esiason. In 1988 an Esiason-drove Bengals group tied the Buffalo Bills for the best record in the AFC by going 12–4. In the wake of vanquishing the Bills in the AFC title game, the Bengals squared off against the 49ers in the Super Bowl for a moment time and were again denied a title; San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana drove his group to a very late 20–16 triumph.
All through the 1990s the Bengals were generally viewed as one of the most noticeably terrible establishments in the four noteworthy North American elite athletics alliances. They lost a greater number of amusements than some other NFL group during that decade and were tormented by a progression of poor draft decisions. The group did not have a triumphant record for 14 back to back seasons starting in 1991 (Wyche's last year as mentor). A high purpose of this period was the play of Pro Bowl running back Corey Dillon, yet his quality was insufficient to keep the Bengals from losing in any event 10 diversions in each season somewhere in the range of 1998 and 2002. In 2000 the Bengals moved into a football-just scene, Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati broke out of its 14-year postseason dry spell in 2005 as a group highlighting quarterback Carson Palmer and wide beneficiary Chad Johnson won a divisional title before losing to the possible victor Pittsburgh Steelers in the play-offs. The Bengals caught a division title in 2009 and qualified for the play-offs for five straight years, a first in establishment history, from 2011 to 2015, yet the group lost its opening game in each postseason—broadening the NFL's longest dynamic streak without a play-off triumph, which started in 1991.