The Bengals joined professional football as an expansion team in the AFL. Unlike most teams, the Bengals don’t have a specific run of success in their history. They have for the most part been an up-and-down organization. Cincinnati first made the playoffs in 1970, winning the first AFC Central division title after the merger. After 1970, quarterback Ken Anderson would lead the Bengals into the playoffs four times in his Bengal career that spanned 16 seasons. In 1981, Anderson and the Bengals won the AFC title for the first time, but were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. For 14 years from 1991 to 2004 the Bengals were kept out of the playoffs, but that changed in 2005 when the team won the AFC North on the strength of an offense led by quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Chad Johnson. The Bengals may now be in the franchise’s first run of extended success, as they have made the playoffs three times in the last four years. Cincinnati has retired just one number as a franchise—Bob Johnson’s No. 54. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Cincinnati Bengals football tickets.
2013 Bengals Season Preview
After making the playoffs for the second consecutive season, the Bengals didn’t make big changes in the offseason. Cincinnati’s big splash was signing former Pittsburgh Steeler star linebacker James Harrison to join an already impressive group that includes Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals used the early rounds of the NFL Draft to acquire young depth on offense, selecting Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round, and North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard in the second. The key to the 2013 season for the Bengals will be the performance of Andy Dalton. Dalton has perhaps the best wide receiver in the NFL at his disposal in A.J. Green, and the duo should represent one of the most feared passing combinations in the league. With a youthful, hungry offense and a talented defense, the Bengals have a good chance at making it three years in a row with a playoff berth.
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Cincinnati Bengals Football at Paul Brown Stadium Address: 6 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
The Bengals play their home games at Paul Brown Stadium, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The stadium, built in 2000, is named after the founder and first head coach of the Bengals Paul Brown. When filled to capacity, “PBS” holds more than 65 thousand screaming Cincinnati fans. The walls of PBS are adorned with murals depicting unforgettable players in Bengal history. TicketCity is the best place to buy tickets for all Cincinnati Bengal football games. The Cincinnati Bengals home bench is on the Paul Brown Stadium sideline with sections 102-118. Paul Brown parking information is covered in our Bengals event guide.
Bengals vs. Steelers
A rivalry that has over 85 meetings that began in 1970, this matchup is as intense as any in the NFL. The two teams have combined for over 25 division titles and with both teams being successful as of late, this rivalry has grown back into one of the top matchups in the NFL.
Bengals vs. Ravens
This rivalry continues to grow as it began in 1996 when the Ravens were established. However, it has quickly become one of the most hard-hitting games of the season with plenty of trash-talk between the two teams. With the all-time series close, this rivalry will only get better in the future years.
Bengals vs. Browns
This rivalry began as soon as the Bengals were established. Legendary Browns head coach Paul Brown bought an NFL franchise and named them the Bengals. With both teams playing in the same state and having such close ties, the hatred between the franchises was immediate. With over 75 meetings, this matchup has become one of the better rivalries in the NFL.
Bengals in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
With multiple AFC Championships and 6+ division titles, the Bengals have started to build a resume that can compete with some of the top franchises in the NFL. The 10+ playoff appearances will continue to grow in future seasons as the Bengals organization has had a revival in the last few years.
Cincinnati Bengals Event Guide
Where is best place to park for a Cincinnati Bengals home game at Paul Brown Stadium?
Paul Brown Stadium is situated along the Ohio River, so it is a short walk from some of the downtown hotels. Season ticket holder parking is available adjacent to the stadium; contact TicketCity for options. There is parking just North of Third Street from $10.00 to $30.00 per vehicle. For a truly unique experience, ride the Queen City Riverboat to the game which costs $5.00 for a round-trip pass.
What items am I prohibited from bringing into Paul Brown Stadium for a Bengals game?
There is a long list of prohibited items that fans cannot bring in to a Buccaneers home game, including; alcoholic beverages, bags or purses larger than 16” x 16” x 8”, chairs, coolers or ice chests, laser pointers, scooters, strollers, umbrellas or video cameras.
Does my child need a ticket for a Cincinnati home game at Paul Brown Stadium?
Children under 2 years of age are not required to have a ticket to gain admission, but will be required to sit on the lap of their parent.
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