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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cincinnati Bengals Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Bengals poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Cincinnati Bengals – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1968. The team has always been known as the Cincinnati Bengals.

2. Cincinnati Bengals – The Championship Record
Three Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl XVI January 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
Super Bowl XXIII January 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
Super Bowl LVI February 13, 2021 LA Rams 23, Cincinnati 20

Fifteen Playoff Appearances:
1970, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2011-2015, 2021

Five AFC Central Division Championships:
1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990

Five AFC North Division Championships:
2005, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2021

3. Cincinnati Bengals – Home Stadium History
1. Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati
2. Riverfront Stadium / Cinergy Field, Cincinnati
3. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
2000- Present

4. For more information on the Bengals, you should bookmark these five great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:

For a great summary of the Bengals' year by year standings:

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "", it also has great information on football stadiums):

For a great June 2010 interview with Bruce Claypool, the man who designed the Bengals 1981 uniform makeover, please visit this Uniwatch interview.

5. Celebrate the Bengals' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Cincinnati Bengals and the history of the Bengals franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Cincinnati Bengals YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Bengals.


This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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