In 2007 the Cincinnati Bengals celebrated their 40th season of professional football. To honor this milestone, bengals.com took a look back at the Top 40 Memorable Moments In Bengals History and we also asked you the fans to select your all-time Bengals 40th Anniversary Team.
In 1937, a team known as the Cincinnati Bengals was formed as a member of the American Football League. The 1937 Bengals finished with a 2-4-2 record in their first year, but the AFL folded after the season. The Bengals continued as an independent team in 1938, and in 1939 joined a new AFL, finishing in second place with a 6-2 record. But again, the league folded after the season.
Once again in 1940, another new AFL emerged, and again the Bengals joined. But that AFL suffered the fate of the two AFLs before it, folding after the 1941 season as the United States entered World World II, and the Bengals folded along with it.
Pro football returned to Cincinnati 26 years later in 1967 when Paul Brown headed an ownership group that landed an expansion franchise in the modern-era American Football League. Brown, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who founded and coached the Cleveland Browns from 1946-62, picked the name Bengals for the new team "to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati."
STATISTICAL RECORDS (Regular Season) (Pages require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)
|All-Time Rushing Statistics||All-Time Receiving Statistics|
|All-Time Passing Statistics||All-Time Scoring|
|All-Time Interception Statistics||Bengals 100-Yard Rushers|
|Bengals 100-Yard Receivers||Bengals 300-Yard Passers|
|Offense & Defense Year-By-Year||Year-By-Year League Rankings|
|Regular Season Individual Records||Regular Season Team Records|
|Opponents Single-Game Records|
|SEASON RESULTS||DRAFT HISTORY|
|All-Time Results by Opponents||Draft Choices: 1968-2013|
|All-Time Preseason Results|
|MILESTONES AND FACTS||COACHING HISTORY|
|Bengals Alltime Roster||Bengals Head Coaching History|
|Bengals Last Times||Bengals Coaching Staffs|
|Bengals/Opponents Longest Plays||All-Time Assistant Coaches|
|Miscellaneous Facts and Figures|
|Bengals Pro Bowl History|
|Bengals All-Time Uniform Numbers|
STATISTICAL RECORDS (Postseason)
|All-Time Postseason Statistics||1975 Postseason Statistics|
|2012 Postseason Statistics||1973 Postseason Statistics|
|2011 Postseason Statistics||1970 Postseason Statistics|
|2009 Postseason Statistics||Playoff Game Summaries|
|2005 Postseason Statistics||Individual Records|
|1990 Postseason Statistics||Team Records|
|1988 Postseason Statistics||Opponents Individual Records|
|1982 Postseason Statistics||Opponents Team Records|
|1981 Postseason Statistics|