Since coming into the National Football League in 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals have often been compared to their Ohio rivals, the Cleveland Browns. However, the franchise has quickly separated itself from the rest of the American Football Conference by making a number of playoff appearances throughout the years.
The Bengals have made it to the postseason nine times since entering the league, their latest one coming in 2009. Although they have yet to win the Vince Lombardi trophy and compete in a Super Bowl, Cincinnati has two conference championships under their belt. The team has also won their division seven times throughout the year.
Two players were named the Most Valuable Player in the NFL while playing for the Bengals: Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason. Cincinnati has only retired one number: 54, once belonging to offensive lineman Bob Johnson.
Throughout the history of the franchise, two players have been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Anthony Munoz and Charlie Joiner. However, there may be more stars that make it into the hall in the future with the abundance of talent that the team continues to draft year after year.
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