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1968 Cincinnati Bengals

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3-11-0, Finished 5th in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.3, Offense: -6.5, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 215 points (15.4/g), 9th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 329 points (23.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of -114 points (-8.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (3-11-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Wide Receivers Coach)

Stadium: Nippert Stadium
 Training Camp: Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President/General Manager Paul Brown
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 215 3426 772 4.4 21 10 13 171 167 313 1619 8 11 4.6 73 421 1807 14 4.3 85
Team Defense 329 4717 916 5.1 19 9 19 275 212 411 2620 25 10 5.9 140 473 2097 13 4.4 116
Lg Rank Offense 9 8 1 3 9 9 9 9 1 8 6 3 5 2
Lg Rank Defense 6 8 10 10 10 5 6 9 10 6 8 9 5 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 6 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 13 29 13 226 104 122 2 27 554 325 229 2
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-1 Denver Broncos 24 10 11 289 185 104 15 199 121 78 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Buffalo Bills 34 23 9 201 52 149 2 17 215 123 92 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 San Diego Chargers 10 31 14 195 129 66 2 18 302 201 101 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 7 10 15 247 136 111 1 11 211 112 99
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 3 13 7 116 17 99 1 15 265 129 136 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-5 Miami Dolphins 22 24 14 327 184 143 3 21 296 157 139
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 2-6 @ Oakland Raiders 10 31 8 228 59 169 2 26 439 174 265 3
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-7 Houston Oilers 17 27 21 374 195 179 21 361 202 159
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-8 Kansas City Chiefs 9 16 15 283 126 157 2 16 304 49 255 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 3-8 @ Miami Dolphins 38 21 17 422 243 179 1 16 326 204 122 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-9 Oakland Raiders 0 34 7 148 32 116 3 33 604 396 208 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 3-10 @ Boston Patriots 14 33 14 212 106 106 1 20 271 142 129 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 3-11 @ New York Jets 14 27 6 158 51 107 1 19 371 286 85 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 John Stofa 26 QB 10 7 2-5-0 85 177 48.0 896 5 2.8 5 2.8 60 5.1 4.4 10.5 89.6 60.8 1 2
16 Dewey Warren 23 qb 7 4 0-4-0 47 80 58.8 506 1 1.3 4 5.0 45 6.3 4.3 10.8 72.3 60.7
14 Sam Wyche 23 qb 3 3 1-2-0 35 55 63.6 494 2 3.6 2 3.6 80 9.0 8.1 14.1 164.7 89.5
44 Rex Keeling 25 p 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 24.4 14 3-11-0 167 313 53.4 1896 8 2.6 11 3.5 80 6.1 5.0 11.4 135.4 65.7 1 2
Opp Total 14 212 411 51.6 2903 25 6.1 10 2.4 7.1 7.18 13.7 207.4 84.6 32 283 5.9 6.0 7.2

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
18 Paul Robinson*+ 24 HB 14 0 238 1023 8 87 4.3 73.1 17.0 24 128 5.3 1 68 1.7 9.1 1151 9 4
45 Tommie Smiley 24 FB 8 0 63 146 1 11 2.3 18.3 7.9 19 86 4.5 0 17 2.4 10.8 232 1 3
38 Estes Banks 23 14 0 34 131 0 20 3.9 9.4 2.4 4 15 3.8 1 13 0.3 1.1 146 1 2
19 Essex Johnson 22 PR 14 0 26 178 3 41 6.8 12.7 1.9 1 33 33.0 0 33 0.1 2.4 211 3 4
40 Ron Lamb 25 6 0 17 44 0 17 2.6 7.3 2.8 4 77 19.3 0 60 0.7 12.8 121 0 1
14 Sam Wyche 23 qb 3 3 12 74 0 21 6.2 24.7 4.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 79 0 2
15 John Stofa 26 QB 10 7 10 1 0 13 0.1 0.1 1.0 1 0 5
42 Warren McVea 22 KR/SE 12 0 9 133 1 80 14.8 11.1 0.8 21 264 12.6 2 55 1.8 22.0 397 3 1
16 Dewey Warren 23 qb 7 4 4 17 0 12 4.3 2.4 0.6 17 0 2
84 Bob Trumpy* 23 TE 14 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 37 639 17.3 3 80 2.6 45.6 638 3 1
23 Rod Sherman 24 FL 13 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 31 374 12.1 1 27 2.4 28.8 377 1 0
27 Saint Saffold 24 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.5 0.1 16 172 10.8 0 25 1.1 12.3 193 0 1
20 Bobby Hunt 28 RS 14 0 1 5 1 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 1 0
44 Rex Keeling 25 p 1 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10.0 1.0 10 0 0
11 Dale Livingston 23 K/P 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.9 0.1 11 0 0
30 Jess Phillips 21 LS 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.5 0.1 7 0 0
22 Teddy Washington 23 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4.0 1.0 4 0 0
34 Ken Herock 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 75 12.5 0 22 0.5 5.8 75 0 0
86 Andre White 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 11 0.7 6.0 18 0 0
53 Bill Peterson 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.4 10 0 0
Team Total 24.4 14 421 1807 14 87 4.3 129.1 30.1 167 1896 11.4 8 80 11.9 135.4 3703 22 27
Opp Total 14 473 2097 13 4.4 149.8 33.8 212 2620 12.4 25 15.1 187.1 4717 38 19

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
19 Essex Johnson 22 PR 14 0 22 111 0 45 5.0 14 266 0 31 19.0 588
42 Warren McVea 22 KR/SE 12 0 14 310 0 30 22.1 707
48 Philip Spiller 23 4 0 2 51 0 40 25.5 5 91 0 28 18.2 142
6 Monk Williams 23 2 0 2 14 0 13 7.0 5 112 0 33 22.4 126
38 Estes Banks 23 14 0 6 106 0 24 17.7 252
18 Paul Robinson*+ 24 HB 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 3 58 0 22 19.3 1210
53 Bill Peterson 23 7 0 3 80 0 30 26.7 90
30 Jess Phillips 21 LS 14 0 2 16 0 11 8.0 1 23 0 23 23.0 46
47 Charlie King 25 RCB 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
66 Wayne McClure 26 13 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
81 Dennis Randall 23 13 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
27 Saint Saffold 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 193
Team Total 24.4 14 30 196 0 45 6.5 54 1068 0 33 19.8 4967
Opp Total 14 41 252 0 6.1 40 977 1 24.4

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
11 Dale Livingston 23 K/P 12 0 6 4 7 5 6 3 6 1 1 26 13 50.0% 20 20 100.0% 70 3036 66 0 43.4
31 Fletcher Smith 25 LCB 14 0 8 230 45 0 28.8
44 Rex Keeling 25 p 1 0 6 170 35 0 28.3
23 Rod Sherman 24 FL 13 0 1 1 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
Team Total 24.4 14 6 4 7 5 7 3 6 1 1 27 13 48.1% 24 24 100.0% 84 3436 66 0 40.9
Opp Total 14 35 18 51.4% 39 37 94.9% 63 2785 44.2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
19 Essex Johnson 22 PR 14 0 0 4 4 0 0
18 Paul Robinson*+ 24 HB 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
15 John Stofa 26 QB 10 7 0 5 1 -16 0
45 Tommie Smiley 24 FB 8 0 0 3 1 -11 0
16 Dewey Warren 23 qb 7 4 0 2 2 -6 0
68 Dave Middendorf 23 LG 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
30 Jess Phillips 21 LS 14 0 3 26 0 23 0
38 Estes Banks 23 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
58 Al Beauchamp 24 LLB 14 0 2 35 1 18 0
89 Harry Gunner 24 RDE 14 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
20 Bobby Hunt 28 RS 14 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 31 0
47 Charlie King 25 RCB 14 0 1 32 1 32 0 0 0 1 2 0
73 Pat Matson 24 RG 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 Sam Wyche 23 qb 3 3 0 2 0 0 0
55 Frank Buncom 29 RLB 12 0 0 0 1 24 0
52 Paul Elzey 22 5 0 0 0 1 5 0
72 Howard Fest 22 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jim Griffin 26 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 1
69 Sherrill Headrick 31 MLB 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
34 Ken Herock 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Bob Johnson* 22 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Bill Kindricks 22 9 0 0 0 1 3 0
40 Ron Lamb 25 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Warren McVea 22 KR/SE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Saint Saffold 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Fletcher Smith 25 LCB 14 0 1 16 0 16 0
48 Philip Spiller 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 Bill Staley 22 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy* 23 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Andre White 24 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.4 14 10 144 2 32 0 0 27 27 32 1 1
Opp Total 14 38 19 10 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
11 Dale Livingston 23 K/P 12 0 20 13 59
18 Paul Robinson*+ 24 HB 14 0 8 1 9 54
19 Essex Johnson 22 PR 14 0 3 3 18
42 Warren McVea 22 KR/SE 12 0 1 2 3 18
84 Bob Trumpy* 23 TE 14 0 3 3 18
23 Rod Sherman 24 FL 13 0 1 1 4 10
38 Estes Banks 23 14 0 1 1 6
58 Al Beauchamp 24 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
76 Jim Griffin 26 LDE 14 0 1 1 6
20 Bobby Hunt 28 RS 14 0 1 1 6
47 Charlie King 25 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
45 Tommie Smiley 24 FB 8 0 1 1 6
89 Harry Gunner 24 RDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 24.4 14 14 8 1 2 25 24 13 1 215
Opp Total 14 13 25 1 37 18 2 329