Cincinnati Bengals Information
The Cincinnati Bengals are members of the North Division of the AFC. They play their home games in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team was founded in 1966 as members of the American Football League. They were assigned to the AFC following the NFL merger. The 1970s and 80s brought the Bengals much success. They were constant playoff contenders, won the AFC championships in 1981 and 1988 but lost Super Bowls XVI and XXIII. In the 1990s and 2000s the Bengals struggled and did not win a single conference championship. In their whole history they have had ten playoff appearances, seven division championships and two conference championships.
The 2011 season was a slight improvement for the Bengals over the 2010 season. They finished tied with the Tennessee Titans for the last playoff spot with a record of 9-7. They claimed the playoff spot, however, based on their 24-17 victory over the Titans in Week 9. They went on to lose their opening playoff game in the Wild Card round to the Houston Texans. This year they hope to stay in the playoffs a little longer. Their key players this year are tackle Andre Smith, cornerback Nate Clemens, linebacker Robert Geathers, guard Andrew Witworth, defensive tackle Domata Pego and kicker Mike Nugent.