Cincinnati Bengals History

The Cincinnati Bengals are in their fifty-fourth season, playing their home games at Paul Brown Stadium, in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2000. The Bengals are led by head coach Zac Taylor since 2019.

During their existence, they have had two people win Coach of the Year: Paul Brown, (1970); Marvin Lewis, (2009).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Ken Anderson won the Most Valuable Player in 1981, the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1981, and the Comeback Player of the Year in 1981; Boomer Esiason won the Most Valuable Player in 1988; Jon Kitna won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2003; Carl Pickens won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1992; Eddie Brown won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1985.

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Zac Taylor 2019-2021 6-25-1 20.3% 0-0
Marvin Lewis 2003-2018 131-122-3 51.8% 0-7
Dick LeBeau 2000-2002 12-33-0 26.7% 0-0
Bruce Coslet 1996-2000 22-45-0 32.8% 0-0
David Shula 1992-1996 26-54-0 32.5% 0-0
Sam Wyche 1984-1991 61-66-0 48.0% 3-2
Forrest Gregg 1980-1983 32-25-0 56.1% 2-2
Homer Rice 1978-1979 8-24-0 25.0% 0-0
Bill Johnson 1976-1978 22-22-0 50.0% 0-0
Paul Brown 1968-1975 55-56-1 49.6% 0-3

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