The Cincinnati Bengals had a disappointing year in the 2016 NFL season. The Bengals ended the year with 6 wins and a 3rd place finish in the AFC North. In the 2017-18 NFL season the Bengals are looking to get back to that road to success and march to the NFL playoffs once again.
The Cincinnati Bengals are an NFL football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio and play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals currently compete in the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. Their chief rivals are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Baltimore Ravens.
The Bengals were founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL) by former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown. Brown was the Bengals’ head coach from their inception to 1975. After being dismissed as the Browns’ head coach by Art Modell (who had purchased majority interest in the team in 1961) in January 1963, Brown had shown interest in establishing another NFL franchise in Ohio and looked at both Cincinnati and Columbus. He ultimately chose the former when a deal between the city, Hamilton County, and MLB’s Cincinnati Reds was struck that resulted in an agreement to build a multipurpose stadium which could host both baseball and football games.