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1980's

In the 1981 season the Bengals went to the super bowl and lost against the San Francisco
Chargers, the final score being 26-21.  In 1983 the Cincinnati Bengals had the best overall
defense in the NFL, even though they had a losing record. After the 1983 season the Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Forrest Gregg resigned. He was replaced by Sam Wyche. In 1986 Reggie Williams was selected Linebacker of the year, this was due to his efforts to community, and charity.