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1973 Cincinnati Bengals

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.0, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 2.9, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (16.5/g), 11th.
 Differential of 55 points (3.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Weber
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Quarterbacks 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
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 286 4512 871 5.2 26 14 20 252 180 332 2276 18 12 6.4 108 515 2236 13 4.3 124
Team Defense 231 3705 840 4.4 34 16 13 219 182 338 1898 9 18 5.0 97 459 1807 15 3.9 109
Lg Rank Offense 11 5 2 8 6 13 8 7 3 3 10 7 12 6
Lg Rank Defense 11 8 10 14 10 15 13 3 11 11 7 8 17 8

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 10 28 22 344 211 133 1 23 343 190 153 1
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Oilers 24 10 23 372 154 218 10 214 57 157 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-1 @ San Diego Chargers 20 13 19 417 215 202 2 17 291 177 114 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 2-2 @ Cleveland Browns 10 17 11 263 167 96 3 21 288 72 216
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 7 19 250 78 172 6 138 67 71 3
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-2 Kansas City Chiefs 14 6 19 334 138 196 3 12 267 163 104 3
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 4-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 20 17 318 217 101 5 10 242 156 86 4
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 4-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 38 16 271 146 125 4 17 300 181 119 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-4 @ Buffalo Bills 16 13 18 281 120 161 4 10 180 30 150 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-4 New York Jets 20 14 11 208 76 132 1 21 357 264 93 4
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 7-4 St. Louis Cardinals 42 24 25 366 167 199 1 24 355 160 195 3
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 8-4 Minnesota Vikings 27 0 17 332 105 227 13 201 120 81 3
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 9-4 Cleveland Browns 34 17 21 374 201 173 1 10 148 70 78 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 10-4 @ Houston Oilers 27 24 14 382 281 101 1 25 381 191 190 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 23 boxscore L 10-5 @ Miami Dolphins 16 34 11 194 97 97 1 27 400 159 241 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
14 Ken Anderson 24 QB 14 14 10-4-0 179 329 54.4 2428 18 5.5 12 3.6 78 7.4 6.8 13.6 173.4 81.2 24 163 6.42 5.91 6.8 0 2
12 Greg Cook 27 1 0 1 3 33.3 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 3.7 3.7 11.0 11.0 45.1 0 0 3.67 3.67 0.0
Team Total 25.6 14 10-4-0 180 332 54.2 2439 18 5.4 12 3.6 78 7.3 6.8 13.6 174.2 80.9 24 163 6.39 5.89 6.7 0 2
Opp Total 14 182 338 53.8 2240 9 2.7 18 5.3 6.6 4.76 12.3 160.0 61.3 43 342 5.0 3.3 11.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
35 Boobie Clark 23 FB 14 0 254 988 8 26 3.9 70.6 18.1 45 347 7.7 0 39 3.2 24.8 1335 8 8
19 Essex Johnson 27 RB 14 14 195 997 4 46 5.1 71.2 13.9 28 356 12.7 3 78 2.0 25.4 1353 7 7
14 Ken Anderson 24 QB 14 14 26 97 0 17 3.7 6.9 1.9 97 0 5
36 Lenvil Elliott 22 6 0 22 122 1 15 5.5 20.3 3.7 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.2 2.0 134 2 0
46 Joe Wilson 23 13 0 10 39 0 11 3.9 3.0 0.8 39 0 0
26 Reece Morrison 28 3 0 3 11 0 8 3.7 3.7 1.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3 1.3 15 0 0
15 Dave Lewis 28 P 14 0 3 -7 0 5 -2.3 -0.5 0.2 -7 0 2
85 Isaac Curtis* 23 WR 14 0 2 -11 0 1 -5.5 -0.8 0.1 45 843 18.7 9 77 3.2 60.2 832 9 0
84 Bob Trumpy* 28 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 435 15.0 5 53 2.1 31.1 435 5 0
18 Charlie Joiner 26 wr 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 214 16.5 0 26 2.6 42.8 214 0 1
88 Bruce Coslet 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 123 13.7 0 18 0.7 9.5 123 0 0
25 Chip Myers 28 wr 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 77 11.0 0 18 1.4 15.4 77 0 0
89 Tim George 22 WR 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 0 19 0.2 2.3 28 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 515 2236 13 46 4.3 159.7 36.8 180 2439 13.6 18 78 12.9 174.2 4675 31 25
Opp Total 14 459 1807 15 3.9 129.1 32.8 182 1898 10.4 9 13.0 135.6 3705 24 31

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Lemar Parrish 26 LCB/PR 14 14 25 200 0 47 8.0 7 143 0 29 20.4 343
23 Bernard Jackson 23 KR 14 6 21 520 0 41 24.8 520
37 Tommy Casanova 23 FS 10 8 15 119 0 27 7.9 119
46 Joe Wilson 23 13 0 8 173 0 27 21.6 212
29 Lyle Blackwood 22 7 0 4 12 0 4 3.0 12
15 Dave Lewis 28 P 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2 40 0 27 20.0 35
88 Bruce Coslet 27 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 123
Team Total 25.6 14 45 333 0 47 7.4 39 876 0 41 22.5 5884
Opp Total 14 27 123 0 4.6 42 1170 1 27.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
15 Dave Lewis 28 P 14 0 68 2790 60 0 41.0
16 Horst Muhlmann 33 K 14 0 5 5 7 6 9 5 6 4 4 1 31 21 67.7% 32 31 96.9%
Team Total 25.6 14 5 5 7 6 9 5 6 4 4 1 31 21 67.7% 32 31 96.9% 68 2790 60 0 41.0
Opp Total 14 23 14 60.9% 27 27 100.0% 77 3211 41.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
35 Boobie Clark 23 FB 14 0 0 8 2 0 0
19 Essex Johnson 27 RB 14 14 0 7 3 8 0
14 Ken Anderson 24 QB 14 14 0 5 3 -7 0
66 Bill Bergey 28 MLB 14 14 3 50 0 22 0 0 0 3 0 0
20 Lemar Parrish 26 LCB/PR 14 14 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 2 23 1
58 Al Beauchamp 29 LLB 14 14 3 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Tommy Casanova 23 FS 10 8 4 33 0 16 0
34 Neal Craig 25 SS 14 0 2 52 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Sherman White 25 RDE 13 13 0 0 3 13 0
51 Ken Avery 29 14 4 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Royce Berry 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
15 Dave Lewis 28 P 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 Ron Pritchard 26 RLB 10 10 0 0 2 0 0
13 Ken Riley 26 RCB 14 14 2 2 0 5 0
70 Ron Carpenter 25 RDT 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
88 Bruce Coslet 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Bernard Jackson 23 KR 14 6 1 0 0 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 26 wr 5 4 0 1 0 0 0
56 Tim Kearney 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Mike Reid* 26 LDT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy* 28 TE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 18 166 0 30 0 0 25 27 37 1
Opp Total 14 24 31 15

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Horst Muhlmann 33 K 14 0 31 21 94
85 Isaac Curtis* 23 WR 14 0 9 9 54
35 Boobie Clark 23 FB 14 0 8 8 48
19 Essex Johnson 27 RB 14 14 4 3 7 42
84 Bob Trumpy* 28 TE 14 13 5 5 30
36 Lenvil Elliott 22 6 0 1 1 2 12
20 Lemar Parrish 26 LCB/PR 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 13 18 1 32 31 21 286
Opp Total 14 15 9 1 1 1 27 14 231