When Was the Last Time the Bengals Won the Super Bowl?

The Cincinnati Bengals are the underdog of the playoffs but don't count them out just yet.
The Cincinnati Bengals are the underdog of the playoffs but don't count them out just yet. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

While the Cincinnati Bengals have a storied history of losing the big games, they managed to buck that trend last weekend by beating the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

It was their first playoff win in 31 years, the longest active streak in the NFL, and cemented Burrow as the most successful Bengals QB in the last three decades. Change my mind. Despite this awful streak of failure, the Bengals are not strangers to the Super Bowl historically speaking. So, before we dive into their next game against the Tennessee Titans, let’s take a look back at the last time the Bengals made it to the show. 

When Was the Bengals’ Last Super Bowl Win?

Never. Yep, the Bengals have yet to win their first Super Bowl since becoming a team before the 1968 season. As bad as this sounds, it is only the 10th longest drought without a Super Bowl win.

And the Bengals are not alone as there are numerous NFL teams without a Super Bowl including the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. 

Despite never hoisting a trophy, the Bengals have made it to the show before. The Bengals won the AFC Championship twice in 1981 and 1988. They went on to lose both times in the Super Bowl to the mighty San Fransisco 49ers.

Cincinnati Bengals' Odds to Win Super Bowl 56

Bengals fans are hoping with everything they have that their team can turn things around this year with the core of Burrow and Chase leading the offense. Taking a look at their next game against the Titans at WynnBET Sportsbook shows that the bookmakers are not very optimistic about the Bengals and have them set as 3.5 point underdogs. 

Furthermore, moving over the Super Bowl futures, the Bengals currently rank eighth out of eight teams at +1500 to win it all. Despite the fact that they are pulling up the rear of the rest of the playoff teams, it is a major improvement over their odds leading up to this week.

They opened the season around 100/1. However, their odds to win the Super Bowl shortened most weeks, especially after Week 7 when it hit 35/1. The odds finally hit their lowest point in the regular season in Week 18 at 20/1 before settling at 15/1 where they are right now. 

While they don’t have the defense or the star power that some other teams do, Joe Burrow has been on fire lately and could beat any team on any given night.