Despite Kitna's success, Palmer was promoted to starting quarterback the following season.

There are some ugly ones here, so be warned. Then-Bengals defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau (who later served as the team's head coach from 2000–2002) created the zone blitz in the 1980s in response to the West Coast offense. He added black as the secondary color. Despite Kitna's success, Palmer was promoted to starting quarterback the following season. The team reached the playoffs three times during that decade, but could not win any of those postseason games. He had already transferred control to his son, Mike Brown, but was reported to still influence the daily operations of the team. Levy did not have his players fake injuries in the game, but installed his version the next year, 1989. In 1975 he would bring widespread recognition to the West Coast offense as well as to the Cincinnati team and its quarterback in a nationally televised Monday night contest between the Bengals and a Buffalo Bills team built around the running game of star player O.J. In the 2012 season, the Bengals clinched a playoff spot once more with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, going to the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 1982. While the origins of the chant is disputed, one possible source for the chant is a 1980 commercial for (the now-defunct) Red Frazier Ford of Cincinnati, which used this tagline: "Who's going to give you a better deal than Red Frazier?...Nobody!" Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana claims to have originated the cheer in the late 1960s in their version: "Who dat talking 'bout beating dem Jags? Roster updated October 30, 2020 Thank you for taking the time to add a comment - all input is welcome, especially the constructive kind! However, after starting 0–3, the Bengals never found their footing. Mike Brown, the team's de facto general manager,[6] was rated as among the worst team owners in American professional sports. Prior to the merger being announced, Brown had not seriously considered joining the American Football League, and was not a supporter of what he openly regarded to be an inferior competition, once famously stating that "I didn't pay ten million dollars to be in the AFL. Which of these designs are the best? The Bengals compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) North division. In the late 1960s, local Louisiana High Schools, St. Augustine High School and Patterson High School reportedly have been using the cheer and Gulf Coast fans of Alcorn State University and Louisiana State University picked up the cheer in the 1970s. During that year, a then-unique uniform design was introduced. But if you stick with me until the very end, I can promise that the final concepts are very, very nice. I see them on Chinese sites periodically, but a custom-made one would be great. The hurry-up tactic was used by the franchise during the late 1980s while Sam Wyche was the coach. Brown named the team the Bengals in order "to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati". Ever since 2004, the Cincinnati Bengals have sported the same look. The new facility had to be ready by the opening of the 1970 NFL season and was officially named Riverfront Stadium. Wyche also first used the timeout periods as an opportunity to bring his entire team to the sideline to talk to all eleven players, plus substitutes, at one time. Due to the impending merger of the AFL and the NFL, which was scheduled to take full effect in the 1970 season, Brown agreed to join the AFL as its tenth and final franchise. However, they lost to the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, 18–16, in the Wild Card round in the final minute, making them the first franchise in NFL history to lose five straight opening round playoff games. Very, very unique!

The Bengals compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) North division. Under Palmer, the team advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1990 in the 2005 season, which also was the first time the team had a winning percentage above .500 since 1990. This one does look a bit more unrealistic and from a video game. This was the first time the franchise made the playoffs four straight seasons. They provide well-executed simplicity while retaining the feeling of newness. However, they lost to the Houston Texans 31–10 in the Wild Card Round. Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium, located in downtown Cincinnati. The Bengals were founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL) by former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown, and began play in the 1968 season. In 2007, in celebration of their 40th anniversary the Bengals named an all-time team voted on by the fans. Powered by Invision Community. Another alternate logo consisted of a Bengal's head facing to the left. The Bengals ended 2018 with a final record of 6-10 and last place in the AFC North. During that year, a then-unique uniform design was introduced. The most noticeable of which was the addition of a “third” orange jersey to accompany their home black and road white jerseys. Each painting can be purchased in one of the three formats shown above. The Bengals improved to 9–7 in the 2011 season, and clinched a playoff spot. At one point in the season, the Bengals were 5–9. Have you ever found yourself wanting to re-vamp the Bengals uniforms but you want to bring back some older ideas? Here are those results, courtesy of @UniWatch https://t.co/znt0Cgi9OY pic.twitter.com/Pj74PpZpZa, — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 19, 2019. In 2011, Brown purchased shares of the team owned by the estate of co-founder Austin Knowlton and is now the majority owner of the Bengals franchise. This made the Bengals 0–5 in playoff games since Mike Brown took over as owner. For the team that existed between 1937–1941, see, National Football League franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio. "[33], This article is about the current Cincinnati Bengals team. Anderson, who had been named the "team franchise" by Bengal tight end Bob Trumpy, would ultimately prove his worth with a career record of 91 wins and 81 losses. But once again, the Bengals were defeated in the wild card round, this time by the San Diego Chargers, 27–10. If you love the Cincinnati Bengals and their colorful history, then you're going to love this terrific two-minute video by NFL Films which chronicles the uniform color history of the Bengals franchise from its founding in 1968. For the team that existed between 1937–1941, see. Their divisional opponents are the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. This was especially impressive since two of the teams swept by the Bengals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens) had both made it to the AFC Championship Game the previous season. The Bengals were founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL) by former Cleveland Browns head coach Paul Brown, and began play in the 1968 season. The socks look to be orange and black horizontal stripes. Each year, fans love to mock up some concepts for new uniforms or logos that teams should move to. Finishing the season 10–5–1 as the 5th seed, they lost to the Colts, 26–10, in the first round of the playoffs. The jungle!

In addition, the “B” logo gets tacked onto the helmet with a more blended, more natural-looking tiger stripe design. [24] The team also started rotating black pants and debuted an alternate orange jersey, with white side panels and black tiger-striped sleeves. Opinion: Simplify the uniforms, honor team history.The Bengals have had essentially three uniform designs since their birth in 1968, with a few tweaks here and there. Beer vendors who carried full cases of bottled local beer up and down the steep upper stairs of what was then Riverfront Stadium would call out "If Hudy", "Berger" and other local beer names. The Bengals lost to the Oakland Raiders 31–28 in the divisional playoffs.[16]. To open the month of December, they got their first win against the Jets 22-6 in Cincinnati. Yes, the Browns messed this up so badly … The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati.The Bengals compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) North division. "[11] However, with the announcement of the merger, Brown realized that the AFL expansion franchise would likely be his only realistic path back into the NFL in the short to medium term. The Bengals' fortunes changed for the worse as the team posted 14 consecutive non-winning seasons and were saddled with numerous draft busts. The team did not discard their Cleveland-like uniforms until 1981. Bengals founder and former coach Paul Brown is also in the Hall of Fame, however he was inducted before founding the Bengals and therefore is not recognized as a Bengals Hall of Famer.

In 1967, an ownership group led by Paul Brown was granted a franchise in the American Football League. [15], In 1971, the Bengals moved to play at Riverfront Stadium, a home they shared with the Cincinnati Reds until the team moved to Paul Brown Stadium in 2000. However, the orange helmet with black tiger stripes continued to be the trademark.