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1971 Cincinnati Bengals

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: -0.4, Defense: -0.1, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 284 points (20.3/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of 19 points (1.4/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: Paul Brown (4-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Weber
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Quarterbacks Coach)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Virgil Carter 26 3 10 138 for 222, 1,624 yards, 10 td, 7 int, & 8 rushes for 42 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 142nd pick / 1967
RB Jess Phillips 24 3 10 94 rushes for 420 yards, 0 td, & 22 catches for 125 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
FB Fred Willis 24 Rook 6 135 rushes for 590 yards, 7 td, & 24 catches for 223 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1971
WR Eric Crabtree 27 5 7 14 catches for 102 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
WR Speedy Thomas 24 2 8 22 catches for 327 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1969
TE Bob Trumpy 26 3 14 40 catches for 531 yards, 3 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Ernie Wright 32 11 7 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Howard Fest 25 3 12 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
C Bob Johnson 25 3 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Pat Matson 27 5 14 3 fumbles recovered
RT Vern Holland 23 Rook 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Royce Berry 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
LDT Mike Reid 24 1 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
RDT Steve Chomyszak 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
RDE Ron Carpenter 23 1 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
LLB Al Beauchamp 27 3 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
MLB Bill Bergey 26 2 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
RLB Ken Avery 27 4 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
LCB Lemar Parrish* 24 1 14 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Ken Riley 24 2 13 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Fletcher Smith 28 5 9 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
FS Sandy Durko 23 1 12 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 137th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Horst Muhlmann 31 2 0 20 of 36 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P Dave Lewis 26 1 0 72 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 109th pick / 1967
PR Lemar Parrish* 24 1 14 12 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
KR Paul Robinson 27 3 8 18 kick returns for a 18.6 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Doug Adams 22 11 0 225 6-1 Ohio St. 11/3/1949 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 165th pick / 1971
14 Ken Anderson 22 qb 11 4 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
51 Ken Avery 27 RLB 14 13 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 4 6 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
58 Al Beauchamp 27 LLB 14 14 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 3 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
66 Bill Bergey 26 MLB 14 14 243 6-4 Arkansas St. 2/9/1945 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
82 Royce Berry 25 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Houston 4/14/1946 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
70 Ron Carpenter 23 RDE 14 14 261 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/24/1948 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
11 Virgil Carter 26 QB 10 10 192 6-1 BYU 11/9/1945 3 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 142nd pick / 1967
79 Steve Chomyszak 27 RDT 14 14 265 6-6 Syracuse 2/27/1944 5 6 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
23 Al Coleman 27 4 0 183 6-1 Jackson St.,Tennessee St. 12/27/1944 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
88 Bruce Coslet 25 14 6 227 6-4 Pacific 8/5/1946 2 4
10 Eric Crabtree 27 WR 7 7 185 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/3/1944 5 1 Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
34 Neal Craig 23 12 7 191 6-1 Fisk 4/21/1948 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1971
63 Guy Dennis 24 14 0 255 6-2 Florida 2/28/1947 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 109th pick / 1969
44 Doug Dressler 23 14 4 228 6-3 Cal State-Chico 8/19/1948 1 4
29 Sandy Durko 23 FS 14 12 185 6-1 USC 8/29/1948 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 137th pick / 1970
27 Ken Dyer 25 1 1 190 6-3 Arizona St. 3/16/1946 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 100th pick / 1968
59 Larry Ely 24 6 0 230 6-1 Iowa 12/19/1947 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 16th / 397th pick / 1970
72 Howard Fest 25 LG 14 12 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
35 Mike Haffner 29 3 0 200 6-2 UCLA 7/7/1942 3 0
26 Jim Harris 25 2 0 173 6-0 Houston,Howard Payne 9/18/1946 1 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 178th pick / 1970
76 Vern Holland 23 RT 14 14 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 Rook 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
54 Bob Johnson 25 C 14 14 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
19 Essex Johnson 25 14 0 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 3 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
80 Ken Johnson 24 9 0 265 6-6 Indiana 3/12/1947 Rook 3
78 Willie Jones 29 5 0 260 6-1 Kansas St. 5/28/1942 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 271st pick / 1966
87 Mike Kelly 23 14 0 215 6-4 Davidson 1/14/1948 1 0
40 Ron Lamb 28 12 0 225 6-2 South Carolina 2/4/1943 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 190th pick / 1966
68 Steve Lawson 22 7 2 265 6-3 Kansas 1/4/1949 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
15 Dave Lewis 26 P 14 0 216 6-2 Stanford 10/16/1945 1 4 New York Giants / 5th / 109th pick / 1967
83 Ed Marshall 24 13 0 199 6-4 Cameron 9/23/1947 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 275th pick / 1971
73 Pat Matson 27 RG 14 14 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 5 7
71 Rufus Mayes 24 14 7 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 2 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
16 Horst Muhlmann 31 K 14 0 215 6-1 none 1/2/1940 2 3
25 Chip Myers 26 wr 10 7 203 6-4 NW Oklahoma St. 7/9/1945 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 248th pick / 1967
20 Lemar Parrish* 24 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 1 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
53 Bill Peterson 26 14 1 230 6-3 San Jose St. 6/6/1945 3 3
30 Jess Phillips 24 RB 14 10 210 6-1 Michigan St. 2/28/1947 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
74 Mike Reid 24 LDT 14 14 255 6-3 Penn St. 5/24/1947 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
13 Ken Riley 24 RCB 13 13 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
18 Paul Robinson 27 KR 14 8 198 6-0 Arizona 12/19/1944 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968
81 Nick Roman 24 12 0 244 6-3 Ohio St. 9/23/1947 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 241st pick / 1970
31 Fletcher Smith 28 SS 14 9 178 6-0 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
17 Speedy Thomas 24 WR 12 8 170 6-1 Utah 4/13/1947 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1969
84 Bob Trumpy 26 TE 14 14 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
33 Fred Willis 24 FB 14 6 212 6-0 Boston Col. 12/9/1947 Rook 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1971
75 Ernie Wright 32 LT 7 7 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 11 7 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
Team Total 25.3 14 223.0 6-2.3 2.3