Best Of 2022

Best Way to Ensure Super Bowl Potential

We don’t live in a comic-book universe, but it sure appeared like the Cincinnati Bengals developed superpowers this season thanks to some new duds. After a months-long tease, the Bengals revealed “New Stripes” uniforms in April 2021 — the team’s first significant change in 17 years. The only thing untouched? The Bengals’ iconic tiger-striped helmet. The uniform change seemed to give the team some spark, as the Bengals upended predictions and crushed opponent after opponent on the way to the team’s first Super Bowl berth since 1989.