Cincinnati Bengals look a lot like the Cleveland Browns. They both play in Ohio, they both have the initials “C.B.,” they both have similar color schemes, and neither one has a logo on their helmets. Their similarities result from having one man in common, Paul Brown. He founded and coached the Cleveland Browns, and then in 1966, he founded and coached the Cincinnati Bengals, the tenth and last member of the American Football League (AFL). Brown would coach the team until 1975. To honor their founder, the Bengals now play at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati didn't reach a Super Bowl with Brown at the helm but they reached two with him as owner, both times they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers.
The Bengals took a turn for the worse in 1991 when Brown died and his team was inherited by his son, Mike Brown. With Mike Brown running the franchise, the Bengals have consistently made poor 1st round draft picks: David Klingler (1992), Ki-Jana Carter (1995), Akili Smith (1999), and Peter Warrick (2004). The Bengals are part of the AFC North with their rivals Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Some of the all-time great Bengals include Ken Anderson, Anthony Muņoz, Isaac Curtis, and Boomer Esiason.