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Cincinnati Bengals uniform: 1968-1980
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Cincinnati and Bengals
In 1968, Walsh moved to the AFL expansion Cincinnati Bengals, joining the staff of legendary coach Paul Brown.
The franchise takes its name from an earlier Cincinnati Bengals team, which played from 1937 – 1941.
Brown named the team the Bengals in order " to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati.
For their first two seasons, the Bengals played at Nippert Stadium which is the current home of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.
Punter / wide receiver Pat McInally attended Harvard University and linebacker Reggie Williams attended Dartmouth College and served on Cincinnati city council while on the Bengals ’ roster.
In 1970 the Bengals moved to play at Riverfront Stadium, a home they shared with the Cincinnati Reds until the team moved to Paul Brown Stadium in 2000.
The Cincinnati Bengals were unique in the NFL as they did not have uniform numbers on the players sleeves until the 1980 season.
Walsh formulated what has become popularly known as the West Coast Offense during his tenure as assistant coach for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1968 to 1975, while working under the tutelage of Paul Brown.
In the Wildcard Round they hosted a playoff game for the first time, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10.
In the first round of the NFL Playoffs, the Colts beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17 – 0 ; one week later in the AFC Championship, they beat the Oakland Raiders 27 – 17.
Both the Jaguars and the Panthers ( 7 – 9 ) broke the previous record for most wins by an expansion team ( 3 ) set by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968.
Jacksonville most recently wore white in their 2011 regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and for the 2011 regular season home opener wore all white against the Tennessee Titans.
The Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals did not agree to the switch, forcing the Saints to wear white jerseys for that game.
However, the eventual-AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals, playing in their first AFC Championship Game, defeated the Chargers 27 – 7 in what became known as the Freezer Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Colts advanced to the Super Bowl by beating the Cincinnati Bengals, 17-0, and the Oakland Raiders, 27-17, in the playoffs.
They posted a 12-2 record during the regular season, then defeated the Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders in the playoffs.
The Vikings ' other loss was in week 12 to the Cincinnati Bengals, whom the Dolphins defeated in the AFC divisional playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins defeated the AFC Central Champion Cincinnati Bengals 34-16 in the divisional round, and the AFC Western Champion Oakland Raiders, 27-10 for the AFC Championship.
Super Bowl XVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference ( NFC ) champion San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference ( AFC ) champion Cincinnati Bengals to decide the National Football League ( NFL ) champion for the 1981 season.
Cincinnati and uniform
Managed by Harry Wright, Cincinnati adopted a uniform with white knickers and red stockings, and earned the famous nickname, a year or two before hiring the first fully professional team in 1869.
Three years earlier, Bench had been inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in and his uniform # 5 was retired by the team.
In 2002, the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys ( except for the final road game, a 20 – 13 loss in Cincinnati when they went back to the gold pants ), and gold pants with their black jerseys, a gold alternate jersey, and a 1967-style throwback uniform, complete with an accurate 1967-era helmet which featured a larger fleur-de-lis, a darker shade of gold and grey facemasks.
The Cardinals held a special ceremony at Busch Stadium on September 28, 1996, before a game against the Cincinnati Reds, honoring Smith by retiring his uniform number.
Although he managed 17 seasons in Detroit and just 9 seasons in Cincinnati, his Hall of Fame plaque has him wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform.
He brought the nickname, the eponymous uniform, and three teammates from the Cincinnati Red Stockings when the Ohio team folded.
After coaching for the Cincinnati Reds ( in 1934, including a 1 – 1 record as manager ) and Cleveland Indians ( 1942 – 45 ), and, in between, returning to the Cardinals for a seven-year stint ( 1935 – 41 ) managing their top-level Rochester Red Wings and Columbus Red Birds farm clubs, Shotton hung up his uniform in and settled into a scouting role for the Brooklyn Dodgers, for whom Rickey was now both president and general manager.
Bengals and uniform
In 1997, the Bengals designed a logo consisting of a leaping tiger, and it was added to the uniform sleeves.