is taking a look at some of the most memorable moments in Bengals history.
Check every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the season as the Top 50 Moments are revealed.

  • Paul Brown Returns to Football

    The Bengals arrive on Sept. 26, 1967 as the newest member of the American Football League. Two things are certain. Cincinnati is a two-sport town on the pro scene and Paul Brown is back. "I'm breathing again," he says on a September night the Bengals take their first breath.

  • Bengals Stun Raiders in First Regular Season Game at Riverfront

    Sept. 20, 1970 Bengals stun John Madden's Super Bowl favorite Raiders in the season opener.

  • Offensive Line goes Sleeveless in Freezer Bowl

    Dave Lapham remains a stone cold lock as a footnote to history. In the 59-below wind chill of Riverfront Stadium on January 10, 1982, he convinced the Bengals offensive line to put something up its sleeve before taking the field for a game that began as the AFC title game but ended as “The Freezer Bowl.”

  • Corey Dillon Sets Rookie Rushing Record

    The only thing missing in this Thursday night ESPN game on Dec. 4, 1997 is the throwback jersey. In the third start of his reunion tour, 36-year-old quarterback Boomer Esiason dissects the Oilers' eight-man front so precisely that running back Corey Dillon breaks Jim Brown's 40-year-old rookie rushing record with 246 yards during the Bengals 41-14 victory.

  • Paul Brown Carried Off Field as Bengals Advance to Playoffs

    Dec. 20, 1970, and his players are carrying Brown off the field with the brand new Riverfront Stadium scoreboard flashing, "Baltimore Here We Come," as some of the 60,157 spill on to the turf around them.

  • Paul Brown Stadium Opens Gates to 130,000 Fans

    The Paul Brown Stadium gates open for the first time on Aug. 16, 2000 and Cincinnati police estimate about 130,000 stream through the riverfront super structure during an open house between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The club is expecting about 25,000 for the entire six hours, but by 6:30 the count is already at 35,000 passing through sampling concessions and seats and touring the player facilities.