- Super Bowl Championships: 0
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl 23 (Lost 20-16 to the San Francisco 49ers)
- Claim to Fame: Bill Walsh was serving as an assistant coach in Cincinnati when he created the West Coast offense, and Dick LeBeau was their defensive coordinator when he invented the zone blitz
- Claim to Shame: Went 14 years (1991-2004) without a winning season and have still not won a playoff game since 1990 – the longest drought in the NFL
The father of football in Ohio, Paul Brown, has two sons: the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those cities loves and honors their great father, the other city dismissed Brown and chased LeBron away twice.
After being run out of town by the Browns’ controlling owner Art Modell, Paul figured the best way to get even would be to start a new franchise in the Buckeye state and wail away on the team that still bares his name.
Cincinnati holds bragging right with 50-39 edge, having swept the season series three years in a row.
Unfortunately, the Jungle Cats have to play the other NFL teams as well. Over the last three years, the Bengals are just 19-28 straight up, bringing a crashing halt to what had been a streak of five straight playoff berths.
The Bengals recent failures can be credited to two main things: (1) injuries and (2) their habit of not respecting or paying their offensive linemen.
Injuries are rearing their head again in 2019, with AJ Green and first-round pick Jonah Williams sidelined, the latter for the season.
When Green is healthy, there’s a lot of firepower in the skill positions. Green himself is one of the best receivers in football and is criminally undervalued, while Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, and Tyler Eifert are also very dangerous. This team can score in bunches when it’s intact.
|Passing YPG Allowed||22||258.1|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||32||177.6|
|William Jackson III||1||Interceptions|
|Rodney Anderson||Knee||IR||Anderson has wound up on the injured reserve list with a torn right ACL. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Darqueze Dennard||Hamstring||probable||Dennard missed the last outing with a hamstring injury, but he is likely to participate in Sunday's contest against the Ravens. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|O'Shea Dugas||Knee||IR||Dugas has been designated for the injured reserve list with a knee injury, and it is undetermined when he will be activated. Lasted Updated: 10/08/2019|
|Ryan Glasgow||Knee||IR||Glasgow has hit the injured reserve list with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 10/30/2019|
|Cordy Glenn||Shoulder||out||Glenn is sidelined with a shoulder injury after clearing the league-mandated concussion protocol. There is currently no timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/24/2019|
|A.J. Green||Ankle||out||Green is sidelined while he recovers from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left ankle. There is no timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Dre Kirkpatrick||Knee||out||Kirkpatrick is expected to miss at least one month of action after hyperextending his left knee. Lasted Updated: 10/14/2019|
|Carl Lawson||Hamstring||probable||Lawson has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, but he is expected to suit up to play the Ravens on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|John Miller||Groin||probable||Miller has missed the previous two games with a left groin injury. It is anticipated that he will face the Ravens on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Darius Phillips||Knee||IR||Phillips is sidelined due to a knee injury and has wound up on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 09/26/2019|
|Alex Redmond||Ankle||questionable||Redmond departed the last game with ankle and knee injuries. It is unclear if he will partake in Sunday's matchup versus the Ravens. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|John Ross||Collarbone||IR||Ross is on injured reserve due to a collarbone injury and is without a timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/02/2019|
|Niles Scott||Foot||IR||Scott has hit the injured reserve list due to a foot ailment. Lasted Updated: 08/08/2019|
|Jonah Williams||Shoulder||IR||Williams is recovering from shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and has been added to the PUP list. He is expected to miss the entire 2019 season. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Kerry Wynn||Concussion||IR||Wynn will spend an undetermined length of time on the injured reserve list due to a concussion. Lasted Updated: 10/14/2019|