Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
May 23, 1967

First Season:
1968

Stadium:
Paul Brown Stadium

AFC Championships:
1981, 1988

AFC Central Division Championships:
1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990

AFC North Division Championships:
2005, 2009, 2013, 2015

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
350-421-4

AFL Record:
7-20-1

NFL Record:
337-388-3

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#54 Bob Johnson

 

  • First Draft Pick: Bob Johnson, C, Tennessee, 1968.
  • First Regular-Season Game: A 29-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers, 9/6/68.
  • First Regular-Season Win: A 24-10 victory over the Denver Broncos, 9/15/68.
  • First Pass Reception: Running back Tom Smiley caught a 2-yard pass from quarterback Dewey Warren on the second play in Bengals history, 9/6/68.
  • First Regular-Season Touchdown: A 2-yard run by running back Paul Robinson vs. the San Diego Chargers, 9/6/68.
  • First Winning Season: 1970 (8-6-0).
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 17-0 loss to the Baltimore Colts, 12/26/70.
  • First Super Bowl Appearance: A 26-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI, 1/24/82.
  • First To Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Paul Robinson, 159 yards vs. the Oakland Raiders, 10/27/68.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Paul Robinson, 1,023 yards (1968).
  • First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Ken Anderson, 447 yards, 11/17/75.
  • First All-League Selection: Paul Robinson, All-AFL in 1968.
  • First Long-Time Bengal Elected to Hall of Fame: Anthony Muñoz, 1998.
  • Most Career Rushing Yards: Corey Dillon, 8,061 yards (1997-2003).
  • Most Career Passing Yards: Ken Anderson, 32,838 yards (1971-1986).
  • Most Career Receptions: Chad Ochocinco, 751 receptions (2001-2010).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: Jim Breech, 1,151 points (1980-1992).
  • Original Home Field: Nippert Stadium



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