Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
Ohio-based NFL team Cincinnati Bengals is part of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) North division. Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium located in downtown Cincinnati and is under the supervision of long-time coach Marvin Lewis, who has held the position since 2003. The Bengals’ rivals are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Cincinnati Bengals was previously a member of the American Football League prior its foundation in 1966 but soon joined the NFL after the impending merger of the two leagues in 1970.
Among the many achievements of the Cincinnati Bengals include an AFC championship in 1981 and 1988, but both lost Super Bowls XVI and XXIII to the San Francisco 49ers. The Bengals faced difficulties between the 1990s and 2000s after a series of losses and absence in the playoffs. The team also went through several coaches during the period. Nevertheless, the mid-2000s saw the team improve and make the playoffs from 2011 to 2016, ranking highly among NFL teams in win totals.