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1974 Cincinnati Bengals

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7-7-0, AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 0.2, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (20.2/g), 10th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 13th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.7/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-6.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (7-7-0)
 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 283 4489 835 5.4 31 18 14 260 224 353 2511 18 13 6.4 131 445 1978 14 4.4 115
Team Defense 259 3942 892 4.4 20 11 20 256 186 359 1790 13 9 4.5 109 497 2152 16 4.3 127
Lg Rank Offense 10 4 10 24 6 20 4 7 4 4 19 12 11 2
Lg Rank Defense 13 11 26 19 19 10 4 8 26 3 17 22 15 24

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 15 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Browns 33 7 18 342 176 166 2 15 203 3 200 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 San Diego Chargers 17 20 23 373 163 210 2 20 303 173 130
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 3 19 373 168 205 2 14 226 55 171 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-1 Washington Redskins 28 17 14 231 132 99 1 24 337 227 110 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 34 24 26 452 263 189 1 19 350 87 263 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-2 @ Oakland Raiders 27 30 17 287 166 121 2 28 359 221 138 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 4-3 Houston Oilers 21 34 26 415 330 85 6 12 254 142 112
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-3 @ Baltimore Colts 24 14 17 404 279 125 1 24 310 157 153 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 10 22 329 193 136 3 20 289 128 161 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 6-4 @ Houston Oilers 3 20 16 238 149 89 2 14 214 90 124 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs 33 6 28 438 268 170 1 9 174 140 34
12 Mon December 2 boxscore L 7-5 @ Miami Dolphins 3 24 8 162 96 66 3 19 310 114 196 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-6 Detroit Lions 19 23 15 252 105 147 3 17 259 70 189 2
14 Sat December 14 boxscore L 7-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 27 11 193 23 170 2 21 354 183 171 2

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 25 QB 13 13 7-6-0 213 328 64.9 2667 18 5.5 10 3.0 77 8.1 7.9 12.5 205.2 95.7 36 292 6.52 6.28 9.9
11 Wayne Clark 27 qb 14 1 0-1-0 9 22 40.9 98 0 0.0 3 13.6 19 4.5 -1.7 10.9 7.0 15.2 1 1 4.22 -1.65 4.3
41 Dave Green 25 P 14 0 1 2 50.0 22 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 11.0 11.0 22.0 1.6 89.6 0 0 11.00 11.00 0.0
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 1 1 100.0 17 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 17.0 17.0 17.0 1.7 118.7 0 0 17.00 17.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 7-7-0 224 353 63.5 2804 18 5.1 13 3.7 77 7.9 7.3 12.5 200.3 89.7 37 293 6.44 5.86 9.5 0 0
Opp Total 14 186 359 51.8 2110 13 3.6 9 2.5 5.9 5.47 11.3 150.7 71.4 36 320 4.5 4.2 9.1

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
42 Boobie Clark 24 FB 8 0 99 312 5 22 3.2 39.0 12.4 23 194 8.4 1 23 2.9 24.3 506 6 3
44 Doug Dressler 26 13 0 72 255 2 17 3.5 19.6 5.5 29 196 6.8 0 23 2.2 15.1 451 2 5
26 Charlie Davis 22 RB 14 0 72 375 0 29 5.2 26.8 5.1 19 171 9.0 0 32 1.4 12.2 546 0 3
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 68 345 1 26 5.1 34.5 6.8 18 187 10.4 1 28 1.8 18.7 532 2 3
43 Ed Williams 24 14 0 58 238 3 18 4.1 17.0 4.1 13 98 7.5 1 19 0.9 7.0 336 4 0
14 Ken Anderson 25 QB 13 13 43 314 2 20 7.3 24.2 3.3 314 2 3
19 Essex Johnson 28 5 0 19 44 0 11 2.3 8.8 3.8 8 85 10.6 1 27 1.6 17.0 129 1 1
85 Isaac Curtis* 24 WR 14 14 8 62 0 20 7.8 4.4 0.6 30 633 21.1 10 77 2.1 45.2 695 10 1
18 Charlie Joiner 27 WR 14 10 4 20 0 8 5.0 1.4 0.3 24 390 16.3 1 65 1.7 27.9 410 1 3
86 John McDaniel 23 14 1 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 2 79 39.5 0 60 0.1 5.6 84 0 0
11 Wayne Clark 27 qb 14 1 1 8 1 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 8 1 0
25 Chip Myers 29 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 383 12.0 1 22 2.3 27.4 383 1 0
84 Bob Trumpy 29 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 330 15.7 2 41 1.6 25.4 330 2 0
88 Bruce Coslet 28 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 18 0.1 1.7 24 0 0
81 Al Chandler 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 9 0 0
23 Bernard Jackson 24 KR/SS 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 1.6 22 0 1
54 Bob Johnson 28 C 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 445 1978 14 29 4.4 141.3 31.8 224 2804 12.5 18 77 16.0 200.3 4782 32 27
Opp Total 14 497 2152 16 4.3 153.7 35.5 186 1790 9.6 13 13.3 127.9 3942 29 23

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
23 Bernard Jackson 24 KR/SS 14 13 29 682 0 45 23.5 704
37 Tommy Casanova* 24 FS/PR 14 14 24 265 0 74 11.0 1 48 0 48 48.0 313
20 Lemar Parrish* 27 LCB 13 13 18 338 2 90 18.8 2 36 0 21 18.0 374
26 Charlie Davis 22 RB 14 0 12 243 0 28 20.3 789
29 Lyle Blackwood 23 db 13 2 10 29 0 11 2.9 1 17 0 17 17.0 46
44 Doug Dressler 26 13 0 3 32 0 18 10.7 483
86 John McDaniel 23 14 1 3 64 0 24 21.3 148
43 Ed Williams 24 14 0 2 33 0 22 16.5 369
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 534
Team Total 25.8 14 52 632 2 90 12.2 54 1157 0 48 21.4 6571
Opp Total 14 41 457 0 11.1 55 1198 0 21.8

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
41 Dave Green 25 P 14 0 66 2701 53 0 40.9
16 Horst Muhlmann 34 K 14 0 1 1 2 2 9 5 6 3 18 11 61.1% 35 32 91.4%
Team Total 25.8 14 1 1 2 2 9 5 6 3 18 11 61.1% 35 32 91.4% 66 2701 53 0 40.9
Opp Total 14 22 17 77.3% 30 28 93.3% 81 3062 37.8

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
13 Ken Riley 27 RCB 14 14 5 33 0 19 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Tommy Casanova* 24 FS/PR 14 14 2 26 0 26 0 0 3 0 -10 0
44 Doug Dressler 26 13 0 0 5 0 0 0
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 0 3 2 0 0
23 Bernard Jackson 24 KR/SS 14 13 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 3 0 0
14 Ken Anderson 25 QB 13 13 0 3 1 0 0
42 Boobie Clark 24 FB 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
26 Charlie Davis 22 RB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 27 WR 14 10 0 3 0 0 0
83 Sherman White 26 RDE 12 12 0 0 3 0 0
58 Al Beauchamp 30 LLB 14 14 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Essex Johnson 28 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Lemar Parrish* 27 LCB 13 13 0 0 2 47 1
51 Ken Avery 30 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Ron Carpenter 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1
85 Isaac Curtis* 24 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
80 Ken Johnson 27 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
74 Mike Reid 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
64 John Shinners 27 RG 13 10 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy 29 TE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
75 Stan Walters 26 RT 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 9 110 0 34 0 0 27 20 37 1 1
Opp Total 14 37 23 12

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 34 K 14 0 32 11 65
85 Isaac Curtis* 24 WR 14 14 10 10 60
42 Boobie Clark 24 FB 8 0 5 1 6 36
43 Ed Williams 24 14 0 3 1 4 24
20 Lemar Parrish* 27 LCB 13 13 2 1 3 18
14 Ken Anderson 25 QB 13 13 2 2 12
44 Doug Dressler 26 13 0 2 2 12
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 1 1 2 12
84 Bob Trumpy 29 TE 13 13 2 2 12
11 Wayne Clark 27 qb 14 1 1 1 6
19 Essex Johnson 28 5 0 1 1 6
18 Charlie Joiner 27 WR 14 10 1 1 6
77 Bob Maddox 25 14 0 1 1 6
25 Chip Myers 29 wr 14 3 1 1 6
70 Ron Carpenter 26 RDT 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.8 14 14 18 2 1 1 36 32 11 1 283
Opp Total 14 16 13 1 28 17 259