Cincinnati Bengals - Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional football team based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The team was established
in 1968 with the head coach of the team being Paul Brown. The team conducted their first two seasons as a part of
the American Football League. The team joined the National Football League in 1970 as a part of the AFL and NFL
Merger. The Cincinnati Bengals are now a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference within
the National Football League. The team is also recognized as the current American Football Conference North
Paul Brown led an ownership group which was granted a franchise with the American Football League in 1967. Brown
decided to name the team the Bengals in hopes of giving professional football in Cincinnati with a link to the
past. The team’s name also originated from the rare white Bengal Tiger which was found within the city’s well known
zoo. It is possible that the colors that the team wore were chosen as an insult to Art Modell since the orange was
the exact shade from his former team. The helmets worn by team members today were adopted in 1981.
The Cincinnati Bengals began playing their career at the Nippert Stadium in 1968. The team only played there
until 1969 and switched to the Riverfront Stadium in 1970. The team played at the particular stadium until 1999. In
2000, the Bengals began playing at the Paul Brown Stadium which is a tribute to the team’s former head coach and
founder Paul Brown. The stadium was built using public and private money with Mike Brown refusing corporate offers
to ensure that the stadium would be named after his father instead of having a company name which was becoming a
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 are the current AFC North Division Champions.
The Bengals currently conduct summer training camp at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky and play home
games at Paul Brown Stadium in Downtown Cincinnati.