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By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

The Cincinnati Bengals are the NFL’s surprise team of the 2021 season, reaching Super Bowl LVI after going 4-11-1 the previous year. This will be their third attempt to win the league championship. To help you prepare for the big game on Feb. 13, we put together a short Pop Quiz about the Bengals and some of their best players, coaches and franchise moments. Go for it!


  1. Who is the Bengals’ all-time leader in passing yards?
  2. Who did Cincinnati play in the franchise’s very first Super Bowl appearance?
  3. The Bengals had the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on four different occasions. Their most recent No. 1 pick was Joe Burrow. Name any one of the other three.
  4. Who was the very first head coach of the Bengals?
  5. This offensive lineman legend was the first Bengal to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  6. QB Ken Anderson is one of two Bengals to be named MVP. Who is the other?
  7. What Bengal player legally changed his name so it would match his jersey number?
  8. What is the nickname for Paul Brown Stadium?
  9. Fan-favorite RB Ickey Woods was known for his “Ickey Shuffle” celebration dance. Where did Woods play his college ball?
  10. Which Bengal defensive standout played six seasons with a 15-inch steel rod in his leg?


  1. Ken Anderson (32,838 passing yards) quarterbacked the Bengals from 1971 to 1986.
  2. The Bengals lost to Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI (1982).
  3. DT Dan Wilkinson (1994), RB Ki-Jana Carter (1995) and QB Carson Palmer (2003).
  4. Paul Brown. Yes, the same Paul Brown who the Cleveland Browns are named after (he was that team’s co-founder and first coach).
  5. Offensive tackle Anthony Munoz, a 9x NFL First-Team All Pro, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.
  6. That would be QB Boomer Esiason, who won the award in 1988.
  7. From 2008 to 2012, Chad Johnson was legally named Chad Ochocinco.
  8. ”The Jungle.”
  9. Woods played at UNLV.
  10. Nose tackle Tim Krumrie suffered a devastating broken leg in Super Bowl XXIII in 1989. He had the steel rod surgically implanted in his leg and returned to action in time for the start of the following season.

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