The Cincinnati Bengals are an American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1966, the team plays in the American division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals are known for their distinctive striped helmet, which has made their uniform one of the most recognizable in the NFL. Since their debut, the Bengals have had ups and downs in their history. In the 1980s, the team rose to prominence thanks to quarterback Boomer Esiason and coach Sam Wyche.
During that time, the Bengals reached the Super Bowl for the first time in their history, but were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers. In recent years, the Bengals have tried to rebuild the team around young talent like quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow's selection first overall in the 2020 draft has raised excitement among fans, who hope he can lead the team to further success. With a young and promising team, the Bengals are ready to compete for the playoffs and regain their status as a top team in the NFL.