Cincinnati Bengals was established in 1937, is one of the United States Football League. At that time, the Cincinnati Zoo keeping American rare animal Bengal tiger is known. In 1937, the Tigers team with 2 wins and 4 losses, 2 draws scores first appeared in front of everybody, but they closed down the following year, the United States Football League. 1938 and 1940, the new American Football League and the Bengals reproduce again, but each time only last for one year only.

26 years later, when the owner, Paul Brown (Paul Brown) appears in the modernization of the American Football League, a professional football team in 1967 to return to Cincinnati. Paul, founder of the Cleveland Browns into the Hall of Fame, he had served as coach of the Browns from 1946 to 1962. Some continuity with past professional football in order to let the new team, he has once again chosen the "Tigers" as the name of the new team.

Tigers team in 1981 and 1988, respectively, won the Champions League (AFC), but both times lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Team is Paul Brown's son, Mike (Mike Brown has a present value of over 1 billion US dollars.