How many Super Bowls have the Bengals made?

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional gridiron football team in the United States that competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC).

The Bengals have participated in three Super Bowls 1982, 1989, and 2022 and have their headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals became a member of the American Football League (AFL) as an expansion franchise.



Paul Brown, a co-founder of the Cleveland Browns franchise and the team’s first head coach, is widely regarded as one of the most successful and well-respected coaches in the history of the National Football League (NFL).

Before the American Football League merged with the National Football League in 1970, Cincinnati was in the AFL for only two seasons.

In their inaugural season in the NFL, the Bengals posted their first winning record and won the AFC Central, securing a playoff position.

The team started playing in Riverfront Stadium that same year, a multipurpose facility they would share for the next 30 years with baseball’s Cincinnati Reds.

Second-year quarterback Ken Anderson, who was from the tiny Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, was given control of the Bengals’ offense in 1972.

Anderson would later manage the team for more than a decade and establish multiple franchise passing records. In the 1970s, the Bengals made two more postseason berths, but they lost their opening game on both occasions.

How many Super Bowls have the Bengals made?

The Bengals have participated in three Super Bowls and lost all three. Their first Super Bowl appearance was in 1982 but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco.

Their second attempt was in 1989 Super Bowl XXIII  which they lost 16-20 to the San Francisco 49ers. Their third Super Bowl appearance was in 2022 and they lost the Super Bowl LVI to the Los Angeles Rams