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Est. 1968


Ken Anderson - QB - 32,838 Passing Yards

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The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the San Diego Chargers, 27-7, in the 1981 AFC Championship, which was the coldest game in NFL history in terms of wind chill at -37 degrees. 

Team History

  • The Bengals franchise began in 1968 after three years’ worth of campaigning from Paul Brown, former coach for the Cleveland Browns. 
  • Brown named the team after Cincinnati’s former pro football team called the Bengals that played in the 1930s and 1940s. 
  • In 1970, the Bengals secured the AFC Central Division title and became the first expansion team to win a championship in its first three years.
  • The Bengals have made it to the Super Bowl twice in their history, losing both times to the San Francisco 49ers. 
  • Anthony Muñoz, who spent his entire career with the Bengals, is one of the best offensive tackles in NFL history.

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 56 (1968-2023) 
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Marvin Lewis (131-122-3) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 0 
  • Record going into 2023 season: (W-L-T) 385-463-5 
  • Playoff Record: 10-16 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Corey Dillon, 8,061 (1997-2003) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Ken Anderson, 32,838 (1971-86) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Chad Johnson, 751 (2001-10) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Eddie Edwards, 84.5 (1977-88)*
  • Most Career Interceptions: Ken Riley, 65 (1969-83) 
  • Most Career Points: Jim Breech, 1,151 (1980-92) 
  • Current Team Owner: Mike Brown  

*Sacks prior to 1982 are not official


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