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1970 Cincinnati Bengals

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8-6-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.5, Offense: 1.2, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (22.3/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of 57 points (4.1/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-5.4.

Coach: Paul Brown (8-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Weber
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Wide Receivers Coach)

Stadium: Riverfront 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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 312 3927 831 4.7 23 12 13 210 172 339 1870 12 11 5.1 97 461 2057 16 4.5 100
Team Defense 255 4178 874 4.8 39 16 18 236 209 428 2635 18 23 5.8 131 418 1543 11 3.7 87
Lg Rank Offense 7 16 1 5 18 22 21 19 3 19 10 4 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 9 20 5 5 20 24 25 16 6 19 9 9 14 11

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-0 Oakland Raiders 31 21 14 364 117 247 1 13 291 243 48 2
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 3 38 6 140 64 76 4 21 285 94 191
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Houston Oilers 13 20 12 248 177 71 2 14 239 166 73 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 27 30 15 236 182 54 1 23 346 216 130 3
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-4 Kansas City Chiefs 19 27 15 256 174 82 1 14 274 158 116
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-5 @ Washington Redskins 0 20 14 221 101 120 4 20 324 112 212 1
7 Mon November 2 boxscore L 1-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 21 18 282 143 139 3 13 281 195 86 1
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 2-6 @ Buffalo Bills 43 14 17 320 164 156 17 377 274 103 6
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 3-6 Cleveland Browns 14 10 14 333 123 210 3 15 296 143 153 1
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 4-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 7 17 332 146 186 1 23 321 183 138 6
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 5-6 New Orleans Saints 26 6 17 297 148 149 1 15 362 292 70 5
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-6 @ San Diego Chargers 17 14 11 136 136 1 21 280 167 113 4
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-6 @ Houston Oilers 30 20 17 338 144 194 1 19 353 310 43 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-6 Boston Patriots 45 7 23 424 187 237 8 149 82 67 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 26 boxscore L 8-7 @ Baltimore Colts 0 17 7 139 76 63 1 16 299 129 170

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Virgil Carter 25 QB 13 11 7-4-0 143 278 51.4% 1647 9 3.2 9 3.2 56 5.9 5.1 11.5 126.7 66.9 21 154 4.99 4.24 7.0
14 Sam Wyche 25 qb 14 3 1-2-0 26 57 45.6% 411 3 5.3 2 3.5 51 7.2 6.7 15.8 29.4 73.1 10 73 5.04 4.60 14.9
15 Dave Lewis+ 25 P 14 0 3 4 75.0% 39 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 9.8 9.8 13.0 2.8 105.2 0 0 9.75 9.75 0.0
Team Total 24.9 14 8-6-0 172 339 50.7% 2097 12 3.5 11 3.2 56 6.2 5.4 12.2 149.8 68.4 31 227 5.05 4.36 8.4 0 0
Opp Total 14 209 428 48.8% 2885 18 4.2 23 5.4 6.7 5.16 13.8 206.1 62.5 28 250 5.8 4.3 6.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
30 Jess Phillips 23 FB 14 14 163 648 4 76 4.0 46.3 11.6 31 124 4.0 1 17 2.2 8.9 772 5 5
18 Paul Robinson 26 RB 14 14 149 622 6 26 4.2 44.4 10.6 17 175 10.3 1 27 1.2 12.5 797 7 0
19 Essex Johnson 24 13 0 65 273 2 26 4.2 21.0 5.0 15 190 12.7 2 51 1.2 14.6 463 4 1
11 Virgil Carter 25 QB 13 11 34 246 2 73 7.2 18.9 2.6 246 2 5
14 Sam Wyche 25 qb 14 3 19 118 2 23 6.2 8.4 1.4 118 2 3
44 Doug Dressler 22 14 0 18 77 0 17 4.3 5.5 1.3 77 0 2
40 Ron Lamb 27 14 0 6 35 0 16 5.8 2.5 0.4 35 0 1
10 Eric Crabtree 26 WR 14 7 3 23 0 16 7.7 1.6 0.2 19 231 12.2 2 29 1.4 16.5 254 2 1
17 Speedy Thomas 23 WR 14 13 2 7 0 13 3.5 0.5 0.1 21 257 12.2 2 27 1.5 18.4 264 2 1
15 Dave Lewis+ 25 P 14 0 2 8 0 7 4.0 0.6 0.1 8 0 0
25 Chip Myers 25 wr 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 542 16.9 1 56 2.3 38.7 542 1 0
84 Bob Trumpy* 25 TE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 480 16.6 2 53 2.6 43.6 480 2 1
88 Bruce Coslet 24 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 98 12.3 1 24 0.6 7.0 98 1 0
Team Total 24.9 14 461 2057 16 76 4.5 146.9 32.9 172 2097 12.2 12 56 12.3 149.8 4154 28 22
Opp Total 14 418 1543 11 3.7 110.2 29.9 209 2635 12.6 18 14.9 188.2 4178 29 28

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Lemar Parrish* 23 KR/LCB/PR 14 11 23 194 1 79 8.4 16 482 1 95 30.1 676
18 Paul Robinson 26 RB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 14 363 0 36 25.9 1160
19 Essex Johnson 24 13 0 7 72 0 36 10.3 3 68 0 31 22.7 603
44 Doug Dressler 22 14 0 4 48 0 22 12.0 125
17 Speedy Thomas 23 WR 14 13 4 20 0 11 5.0 284
40 Ron Lamb 27 14 0 2 41 0 21 20.5 76
33 Kenny Graham 29 5 5 1 41 0 41 41.0 41
31 Fletcher Smith 27 SS 14 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 37 327 1 79 8.8 39 1002 1 95 25.7 5483
Opp Total 14 48 392 2 8.2 33 774 0 23.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
15 Dave Lewis+ 25 P 14 0 79 3651 63 0 46.2
16 Horst Muhlmann 30 K 14 0 4 4 7 5 11 9 9 3 6 4 37 25 67.6%% 33 33 100.0%%
Team Total 24.9 14 4 4 7 5 11 9 9 3 6 4 37 25 67.6%% 33 33 100.0%% 79 3651 63 0 46.2
Opp Total 14 24 12 50.0%% 31 31 100.0%% 80 3504 43.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Lemar Parrish* 23 KR/LCB/PR 14 11 5 28 0 19 0 0 2 2 0 0
11 Virgil Carter 25 QB 13 11 0 5 1 -3 0
30 Jess Phillips 23 FB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
13 Ken Riley 23 RCB 14 14 4 17 0 14 0 0 0 2 9 0
66 Bill Bergey 25 MLB 14 14 3 35 0 26 0 0 0 1 18 0
82 Royce Berry 24 LDE 14 14 0 0 4 66 2
44 Doug Dressler 22 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
31 Fletcher Smith 27 SS 14 12 3 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 3 0
14 Sam Wyche 25 qb 14 3 0 3 1 -4 0
27 Ken Dyer 24 FS 12 6 3 45 0 22 0
33 Kenny Graham 29 5 5 3 31 0 31 0
58 Al Beauchamp 26 LLB 14 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 25 1
10 Eric Crabtree 26 WR 14 7 0 1 1 0 0
40 Ron Lamb 27 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
17 Speedy Thomas 23 WR 14 13 0 1 1 -1 0
51 Ken Avery 26 RLB 14 13 1 5 0 5 0
70 Ron Carpenter 22 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
79 Steve Chomyszak 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
54 Bob Johnson 24 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
19 Essex Johnson 24 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Willie Jones 28 10 5 0 0 1 0 0
87 Mike Kelly 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Paul Robinson 26 RB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy* 25 TE 11 10 0 1 0 0 0
75 Ernie Wright 31 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 23 180 0 31 0 0 22 26 113 3
Opp Total 14 31 28 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Horst Muhlmann 30 K 14 0 33 25 108
18 Paul Robinson 26 RB 14 14 6 1 7 42
30 Jess Phillips 23 FB 14 14 4 1 5 30
19 Essex Johnson 24 13 0 2 2 4 24
20 Lemar Parrish* 23 KR/LCB/PR 14 11 1 1 1 3 18
82 Royce Berry 24 LDE 14 14 2 2 12
11 Virgil Carter 25 QB 13 11 2 2 12
10 Eric Crabtree 26 WR 14 7 2 2 12
17 Speedy Thomas 23 WR 14 13 2 2 12
84 Bob Trumpy* 25 TE 11 10 2 2 12
14 Sam Wyche 25 qb 14 3 2 2 12
58 Al Beauchamp 26 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
88 Bruce Coslet 24 14 4 1 1 6
25 Chip Myers 25 wr 14 8 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 14 16 12 1 1 3 1 34 33 25 312
Opp Total 14 11 18 2 31 12 1 255

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 OAK W, 31-21 1 5 rush Sam Wyche 5 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
2 1970-09-20 OAK W, 31-21 2 51 pass Essex Johnson 51 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
3 1970-09-20 OAK W, 31-21 3 3 rush Paul Robinson 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
4 1970-09-20 OAK W, 31-21 3 76 rush Jess Phillips 76 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1970-10-04 HOU L, 13-20 3 35 pass Bob Trumpy 35 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
6 1970-10-11 @ CLE L, 27-30 1 2 rush Jess Phillips 2 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
7 1970-10-11 @ CLE L, 27-30 2 58 fumble Royce Berry 58 yard fumble return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1970-10-11 @ CLE L, 27-30 4 16 pass Speedy Thomas 16 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
9 1970-10-18 KAN L, 19-27 2 5 rush Essex Johnson 5 yard rush
10 1970-10-18 KAN L, 19-27 4 7 pass Bruce Coslet 7 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
11 1970-11-02 @ PIT L, 10-21 2 2 pass Eric Crabtree 2 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1970-11-08 @ BUF W, 43-14 2 1 rush Jess Phillips 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1970-11-08 @ BUF W, 43-14 2 95 kickoff Lemar Parrish 95 yard kickoff return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
14 1970-11-08 @ BUF W, 43-14 3 8 fumble Royce Berry 8 yard fumble return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
15 1970-11-08 @ BUF W, 43-14 4 83 blocked field goal Lemar Parrish 83 yard blocked field goal return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
16 1970-11-15 CLE W, 14-10 2 13 pass Jess Phillips 13 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
17 1970-11-15 CLE W, 14-10 3 1 rush Paul Robinson 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
18 1970-11-22 PIT W, 34-7 2 5 rush Virgil Carter 5 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
19 1970-11-22 PIT W, 34-7 3 15 rush Paul Robinson 15 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
20 1970-11-22 PIT W, 34-7 4 53 pass Bob Trumpy 53 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
21 1970-11-22 PIT W, 34-7 4 10 pass Eric Crabtree 10 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
22 1970-11-29 NOR W, 26-6 1 26 rush Paul Robinson 26 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
23 1970-11-29 NOR W, 26-6 2 3 rush Virgil Carter 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
24 1970-12-06 @ SDG W, 17-14 2 79 punt Lemar Parrish 79 yard punt return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
25 1970-12-06 @ SDG W, 17-14 3 13 rush Jess Phillips 13 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
26 1970-12-13 @ HOU W, 30-20 3 25 fumble Al Beauchamp 25 yard fumble return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
27 1970-12-13 @ HOU W, 30-20 3 15 rush Essex Johnson 15 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
28 1970-12-13 @ HOU W, 30-20 4 49 pass Essex Johnson 49 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
29 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 1 1 rush Paul Robinson 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
30 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 1 56 pass Chip Myers 56 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
31 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 2 23 pass Paul Robinson 23 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
32 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 2 8 rush Sam Wyche 8 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
33 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 2 3 rush Paul Robinson 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
34 1970-12-20 BOS W, 45-7 3 19 pass Speedy Thomas 19 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 OAK L, 21-31 1 20 pass Fred Biletnikoff 20 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
2 1970-09-20 OAK L, 21-31 3 18 pass Fred Biletnikoff 18 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
3 1970-09-20 OAK L, 21-31 3 63 punt Alvin Wyatt 63 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ DET W, 38-3 1 5 pass Mel Farr 5 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ DET W, 38-3 2 1 pass Charlie Sanders 1 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
6 1970-09-27 @ DET W, 38-3 2 1 rush Mel Farr 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
7 1970-09-27 @ DET W, 38-3 2 61 punt Lem Barney 61 yard punt return (Errol Mann kick)
8 1970-09-27 @ DET W, 38-3 4 1 rush Greg Landry 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
9 1970-10-04 HOU W, 20-13 3 6 rush Woody Campbell 6 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
10 1970-10-04 HOU W, 20-13 4 28 pass Alvin Reed 28 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1970-10-11 @ CLE W, 30-27 2 3 pass Leroy Kelly 3 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1970-10-11 @ CLE W, 30-27 2 4 pass Milt Morin 4 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
13 1970-10-11 @ CLE W, 30-27 4 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
14 1970-10-11 @ CLE W, 30-27 4 1 rush Bo Scott 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1970-10-18 KAN W, 27-19 2 59 pass Ed Podolak 59 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1970-10-18 KAN W, 27-19 2 26 pass Fred Arbanas 26 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1970-10-18 KAN W, 27-19 3 2 rush Wendell Hayes 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1970-10-25 @ WAS W, 20-0 1 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
19 1970-10-25 @ WAS W, 20-0 3 31 pass Charley Taylor 31 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
20 1970-11-02 @ PIT W, 21-10 2 27 pass Dennis Hughes 27 yard pass from Dick Hoak (Gene Mingo kick)
21 1970-11-02 @ PIT W, 21-10 4 72 pass Dennis Hughes 72 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
22 1970-11-02 @ PIT W, 21-10 4 2 rush Warren Bankston 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1970-11-08 @ BUF L, 14-43 1 29 pass Marlin Briscoe 29 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
24 1970-11-08 @ BUF L, 14-43 2 1 rush O.J. Simpson 1 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
25 1970-11-15 CLE L, 10-14 1 9 rush Leroy Kelly 9 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1970-11-22 PIT L, 7-34 3 1 rush John Fuqua 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1970-12-06 @ SDG L, 14-17 2 2 rush John Hadl 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
28 1970-12-06 @ SDG L, 14-17 4 2 pass Willie Frazier 2 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
29 1970-12-13 @ HOU L, 20-30 3 87 pass Charlie Joiner 87 yard pass from Jerry Rhome (Roy Gerela kick)
30 1970-12-13 @ HOU L, 20-30 4 4 pass Charlie Joiner 4 yard pass from Jerry Rhome (Roy Gerela kick)
31 1970-12-20 BOS L, 7-45 4 12 pass Ron Sellers 12 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Gino Cappelletti kick)