Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati. They were founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League by former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown. After Paul Brown’s death in 1991, controlling interest in the team was inherited by his son, Mike Brown. In 2011, Brown purchased shares of the team owned by the estate of co-founder Austin Knowlton and is now the majority owner of the Bengals franchise. They have never won a championship in the AFL or NFL.

About Cincinnati Bengals in brief

Summary Cincinnati BengalsAmerican Football League National Football League The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati. The Bengals were founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League by former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown, and began play in the 1968 season. After Paul Brown’s death in 1991, controlling interest in the team was inherited by his son, Mike Brown. In 2011, Brown purchased shares of the team owned by the estate of co-founder Austin Knowlton and is now the majority owner of the Bengals franchise. The team’s fortunes improved in the mid-2000s, which saw them become more consistent postseason contenders, but they have continued to struggle past the regular season and have not won a playoff game since 1990, which is the longest active drought in the NFL. They won the AFC championship in 1981 and 1988, but lost Super Bowls XVI and XXIII to the San Francisco 49ers. They are one of 12 NFL teams to not have won a Super Bowl and one of five to have not winning a championship, pre or post-Super Bowl era. They have never won a championship in the AFL or NFL. Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium, located in downtown Cincinnati. Their divisional opponents are the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. They play their home games in Paul Brown stadium, which was built to host both baseball and football games in the 1960s and 1970s. They also have a stadium in Columbus, Ohio, where they played in the Ohio State Football League in the 1970s and 1980s.

Their stadium is also home to a rare white Bengal tiger, which the city’s world-renowned zoo was home to from 1937 to 1942. The club’s colors are orange and black, which Brown chose as an insult to Art Modell, or possibly as a homage to his own start as a head coach to the Massillon Tigers. Brown chose a very simple logo: the word \”BENGALS\” in black lettering. He also chose the exact shade of orange used by his former team, and added black as the secondary color. In 1966, the AFL agreed to a merger with its older and more established rival, the National NFL, to bring the total number of clubs in the merged league to twenty-six. The NFL was content for the existing AFL clubs to be the ones that had to provide players in the ensuing expansion draft and the NFL preferred for the ensuing dilution of talent to occur in what they considered to be an inferior league. Cincinnati was also selected because, like their neighbors the Reds, they could draw from several large neighboring cities that are all no more than 110 miles away from downtown Cincinnati, along with Indianapolis, until the Baltimore Colts relocated there prior to the 1984 NFL season. In 1967, an ownership group led by Paul Brown was granted a franchise in the American football league. Brown named the team the Bengals in order to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati and played in three previous American Football Leagues from 1937-42.