This panorama of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team preparing for victory at Paul Brown Stadium was photographed by James Blakeway. The Bengals moved to Paul Brown Stadium in 2000, after 30 years of hosting games at Riverfront Stadium. Paul Brown Stadium was named after the coaching legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Paul Brown, who founded the Bengals in 1967. The club was granted an American Football League franchise for the 1968 season and joined the NFL as a result of the 1970 merger. The Bengals won the division title in their first NFL season and have twice reached the Super Bowl as American Football Conference champions.