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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 Division Champions.

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 popular trend.

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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.