Today's quick facts, I take a look at the Cincinnati Bengals.
1) As coach of the Bengals since 2003, Marvin Lewis is 0-5 in the playoffs. In fact, Cincinnati's last postseason win was on Jan 6, 1991, when they defeated the Houston Oilers 41-14.
2) While Lewis seeks his first postseason win, Andy Dalton does too. Of the 29 different starting quarterbacks in Bengals' history, only two have ever won postseason games. Here's a list of Cincinnati quarterbacks that have started in a postseason game and how they've fared:
3) The Bengals were founded in 1968 by legendary coach Paul Brown. While Brown is also known for coaching the Cleveland Browns - which was named after him – Brown is also known for inventing the 40-yard dash. During his time in Cleveland, Brown wanted to determine how fast his players could cover a punt, so he chose 40-yards - the average distance of a punt. Amazingly, the 40-yard dash is still used today and has become one of the most talked about NFL Combine event each year.
4) Bob Johnson’s lone #54 is the only number retired by the Bengals. Johnson was drafted in 1968 and played 12 seasons in Cincinnati at center.
5) Last season Cincinnati had one of their most explosive offensive seasons in nearly 15 years, as they scored 430 points. It was their first time since 2005 that they scored 400 plus points for a year and their highest since 1988 (448). That season the team finished 12-4 and lost in Super Bowl XXIII.
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