Bengals to honor 1988 Super Bowl team


The Cincinnati Bengals will honor the 30-year anniversary of the 1988 Super Bowl team during the Sept. 13 home opener against Baltimore.

The celebration will run throughout the Thursday night game, with highlights from the 1988 season, video messages and a halftime ceremony featuring members of the team.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Like our Cincinnati Bengals News Now Facebook page

“We look forward to visiting with the players from the 1988 Super Bowl team,” team owner and president Mike Brown said in a statement. “That was a very exciting season, and we had a great run. The players on that team will always be special to our fans and me.”

The Bengals started that season 6-0 before finishing 12-4 to earn the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They led the San Francisco 49ers with less than a minute to play in Super Bowl XXIII before Joe Montana hit John Taylor with the game winning touchdown pass with 34 seconds remaining for a 20-16 victory.

Prior to the 8:20 p.m. kickoff Sept. 13, fans will have a chance to meet the players and get autographs in the Jungle Zone from 6-7 p.m.

›› Pro Football Focus pessimistic about Bengals o-line progress

The first 10,000 fans who enter the stadium will receive a Bengals hat courtesy of Fifth Third Bank.

Tickets for the home opener and other seven regular-season games at Paul Brown Stadium are available via the ticket hotline at (513) 621-8383, online at Bengals.com or by visiting the PBS ticket window from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Wright State Raiders: Five questions facing team entering new season
Wright State Raiders: Five questions facing team entering new season

A constant issue for Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy early last season was getting his players to believe they were as good as he thought they could be. They may have professed confidence, but the results conveyed something else. Nagy’s persistence finally paid off in a mid-December win at Toledo , which was...
Dayton Flyers: Five questions facing team entering new season
Dayton Flyers: Five questions facing team entering new season

Practice will begin for the Dayton Flyers in the first week of October. That first practice isn’t the milestone it once was because teams have practices during the summer and individual workouts throughout September. The offseason isn’t a season so much as a weekend here and there. Dayton can practice up to 30 times in a 42-day period before...
Bengals-Panthers: 5 takeaways from conversation with Carolina coach Ron Rivera
Bengals-Panthers: 5 takeaways from conversation with Carolina coach Ron Rivera

During a midweek conference call with media in Cincinnati, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said his team’s Week 3 matchup with the Bengals is an “intriguing” one. The Panthers (1-1) host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, and both teams bring talented skill players on offense and...
Urban Meyer: ‘My love is unwavering for Ohio State. Even more so now.’
Urban Meyer: ‘My love is unwavering for Ohio State. Even more so now.’

For the first time since a 52-14 laugher against Illinois last November, Urban Meyer will coach the Ohio State football team in a game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. After serving a six-week, three-game suspension for mismanaging the employment of former assistant coach Zach Smith, Meyer made clear this week there is nowhere else he would rather be....
Surprise: Miami East senior QB a perfect fit
Surprise: Miami East senior QB a perfect fit

Miami East senior Ian Gengler is a perfect fit at quarterback. But at 6 feet 1 and a robust 231 pounds, Gengler appears as if he’s out of position. “We go to 7-on-7’s and they think I’m the center,” he admitted following a 52-28 shootout defeat of visiting Bethel before a capacity crowd in a Week 5 high school football...
More Stories