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 tickets.
2016 Bengals Season Preview
The theme of the 2015 Cincinnati Bengals season is one thing, win a playoff game. The Bengals had another strong season in 2014, winning 10 games, and clinching a franchise record 4th straight playoff spot. But Cincinnati once again fell short in the AFC Wild Card round, and for the 4th straight season, left the playoffs without a victory. The goal in the offseason was the get more talent in front of quarterback Andy Dalton. The Bengals used their first two draft picks to bring in offensive tackles Cedric Oguehi and Jake Fisher. The duo should add depth to an offensive line that has struggled with injuries in recent years. A.J. Green continued to be on the NFL’s best receivers in 2014 and should make a major impact once again for the Bengals in 2015. Expect the Cincinnati Bengals to compete in a very competitive AFC North in 2015, and once again be in contention for a playoff spot late in the season.
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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, so snagging your Cincinnati Bengals tickets in these sections will make for a memorable game. 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.
How do I find cheap Cincinnati Bengals tickets?
TicketCity always has the most competitive prices in the market, so check often for cheap Cincinnati Bengals tickets. Depending on how the Bengals are playing and who they're playing, prices can vary. If cheap tickets are your priority, you may want to look into Cincinnati Bengals tickets to preseason games.