The Bengals joined the American Football League in 1968, then when the AFL-NFL merger happened in 1970, they joined the NFL.
Answer: Dan Ross
Ross was the Bengals' tight end and had two scores in the Bengals 26-21 loss to San Francisco. He also set a then-record with 11 Super Bowl catches.
Answer: Paul Brown
Ironically, Paul Brown was also the founder/owner of the state rivals Cleveland Browns. His time with Cleveland ended after selling his share of the team to Art Modell, and then was fired 2 years later. Art Modell never worked with the Bengals. Dave Shula coached the Bengals 1992-1996. Dick LeBeau coached the team from 2000-2002.
Wilson Whitley,Eddie Edwards,Gary Burley,Ross Browner
Answer: Riverfront Stadium
In the Bengals first season in the AFL, they played at Nippert Stadium, but then moved to Riverfront from 1970-1999. Riverfront Stadium was also known as Cinergy Field in 1996.
Answer: Coy Bacon
Coy once had over 20 sacks in one season with the Bengals, but that was prior to sacks being recognized as an official stat.
Answer: Cris Collinsworth
The Bengals picked Verser in the first round. Cris Collinsworth turned out to be much better.
Answer: Paul Brown Stadium
The Bengals moved to their own stadium in 2000, leaving the Reds to play at Riverfront until their new stadium, Great American Ball Park, was completed for the 2003 season. Obviously, the new home of the Bengals was named for their founder, Paul Brown. His son Mike Brown was the owner at the time of the new stadium opening.
Answer: Herschel Walker
Dave did block for Herschel, but Kelvin Bryant was probably the greatest player in the USFLs short history.
The Bengals picked Esiason in the second round of the 1984 draft. He was the 1988 MVP in the NFL, throwing for 3,572 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Answer: Orange and Black
Its funny to me that the Bengals' orange was indeed very similar to the Cleveland Browns' orange. The uniforms have changed over the years to include more black, and to add a little flair with tiger stripes.
Answer: Flyin' Brian Pillman
Brian attended Miami (OH) University. Sadly, he was found dead of a drug overdose in a hotel room in the late 90s.
Dillon rushed for 278 yards vs. Denver on October 22, 2000 to break Walter Payton's record of 275 yards.
Answer: Ickey Shuffle
Ickey Woods was a rookie running back in 1988, and did his little dance after scoring touchdowns. This was to be the start of NFL penalties for excessive celebrations.
Answer: Lewis Billups
Lewis died in a car wreck in the late 90s.
Answer: Anthony Muņoz
Anthony Muņoz was inducted in 1998. He was selected in the first round in 1980 from USC. He was one of the greatest offensive tackles in league history. Charlie Joiner spent four seasons with the Bengals but was enshrined as a San Diego Charger in 1996.
Answer: Sam Wyche
Although all four choices coached for the Bengals at some point in their history, Sam Wyche made this a regular way of life on the offensive side of the ball. Most teams only used this offense when time was running low. Several NFL rule changes developed from this offensive strategy, giving defense time to substitute. Stopping the clock for injury means that injured player is required to sit out one play. Further, they could penalize a team if they have a clock-stopping injury when a limited amount of time is left in the game. Wyche coached the Bengals.
Answer: Tom Kinder
At the next game you see, look for the guy with a microphone pacing behind the Bengal's bench, because you don't see this often in the NFL.
Answer: Dan Wilkinson
The Bengals drafted defensive tackle Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson 1st overall from Ohio State. He was pretty average, and the Bengals let him go via free agency to the Washington Redskins.
Answer: Anthony Munoz
Anthony Munoz was an offensive tackle from USC and was the first round, third pick of the 1980 draft. He played 13 seasons for the Bengals and was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection.
Answer: Concert Pianist
We can only wonder how the fortunes of the Bengals would have turned out differently had Greg Cook not got hurt and Reid hadn't retired.
Answer: Sam Wyche
Wyche coached under Bill Walsh in San Francisco and brought an innovative style to the Bengals' offence. The no-huddle gave defences fits because it was difficult to substitute players, and the Bengals flourished.
Answer: San Francisco 49ers
The Bengals faced the 49ers twice in the big game. In Super Bowl XVI, they lost 26-21, and in Super Bowl XXIII, they lost 20-16.
Answer: Kevin Walker
Bo was striding forward when Walker grabbed his back leg. When Bo attempted to pull his trail leg forward, the weight of Walker pulled the hip from it's socket by breaking the "ball" off the end of his femur bone. Bo had a stainless steel artificial ball inserted in the hip, but he never ran the same after that.
Answer: Buffalo Bills
The Bengals defeated the Bills 21-10 to advance to Super Bowl XXIII, only to lose to San Francisco - again. The Bills would advance to the next four Super Bowls.
Answer: Boomer Esiason
Boomer was the quarterback of the 1988 Bengals team that lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. He threw for 3572 yards with 28 TDs against 14 interceptions in the season.
Answer: Guns 'N' Roses
"Welcome to the Jungle" is still played before every kick-off.
Answer: Ickey Woods
The Bengals picked Woods out of UNLV in the second round, and the big running back went on to 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns in his rookie year. Remember the Ickey Shuffle?