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This is a list of seasons completed by the Cincinnati Bengals American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Bengals' franchise from 1968 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches.


  • Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Italicized numbers mean that the records are subject to change each week due to regular season or postseason games being played.
Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth
Season Team League Conference Division Regular Season Post Season Results Awards
Finish Wins Losses Ties
1968 1968 AFL Western 5th 3 11 0
1969 1969 AFL Western 5th 4 9 1
1970 1970 NFL AFC Central 1st 8 6 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 17–0
1971 1971 NFL AFC Central 4th 4 10 0
1972 1972 NFL AFC Central 3rd 8 6 0
1973 1973 NFL AFC Central 1st 10 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 34–16
1974 1974 NFL AFC Central 2nd 7 7 0
1975 1975 NFL AFC Central 2nd 11 3 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 31–28
1976 1976 NFL AFC Central 2nd 10 4 0
1977 1977 NFL AFC Central 3rd 8 6 0
1978 1978 NFL AFC Central 4th 4 12 0
1979 1979 NFL AFC Central 4th 4 12 0
1980 1980 NFL AFC Central 4th 6 10 0
1981 1981 NFL AFC Central 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 28–21
Won Conference Championship (Chargers) 27–7
Lost Super Bowl XVI (49ers) 26–21
1982 1982 NFL AFC 3rd1 7 2 0 Lost First Round (Jets) 44–17
1983 1983 NFL AFC Central 3rd 7 9 0
1984 1984 NFL AFC Central 2nd 8 8 0
1985 1985 NFL AFC Central 2nd 7 9 0
1986 1986 NFL AFC Central 2nd 10 6 0
1987 1987 NFL AFC Central 4th 4 11 0
1988 1988 NFL AFC Central 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 21–13
Won Conference Championship (Bills) 21–10
Lost Super Bowl XXIII (49ers) 20–16
1989 1989 NFL AFC Central 4th 8 8 0
1990 1990 NFL AFC Central 1st 9 7 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Oilers) 41–14
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 20–10
1991 1991 NFL AFC Central 4th 3 13 0
1992 1992 NFL AFC Central 4th 5 11 0
1993 1993 NFL AFC Central 4th 3 13 0
1994 1994 NFL AFC Central 3rd 3 13 0
1995 1995 NFL AFC Central 2nd 7 9 0
1996 1996 NFL AFC Central 3rd 8 8 0
1997 1997 NFL AFC Central 4th 7 9 0
1998 1998 NFL AFC Central 5th 3 13 0
1999 1999 NFL AFC Central 5th 4 12 0
2000 2000 NFL AFC Central 5th 4 12 0
2001 2001 NFL AFC Central 6th 6 10 0
2002 2002 NFL AFC North 4th 2 14 0
2003 2003 NFL AFC North 2nd 8 8 0
2004 2004 NFL AFC North 3rd 8 8 0
2005 2005 NFL AFC North 1st 11 5 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Steelers) 31–17
2006 2006 NFL AFC North 2nd 8 8 0
2007 2007 NFL AFC North 3rd 7 9 0
2008 2008 NFL AFC North 3rd 4 11 1
2009 2009 NFL AFC North 1st 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 24–14
2010 2010 NFL AFC North 4th 4 12 0
Total 285 373 2 (1968–2010, includes only regular season)
5 9 0 (1968–2010, includes only playoffs)
290 382 2 (1968–2010, includes both regular season and playoffs)

1 Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.

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