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1975 Cincinnati Bengals

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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.9, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 2.9, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 340 points (24.3/g), 9th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 246 points (17.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 94 points (6.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-4.4.

Coach: Paul Brown (11-3-0)
 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
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 340 5060 966 5.2 34 20 22 295 255 433 3241 23 14 6.9 166 499 1819 20 3.6 107
Team Defense 246 3923 889 4.4 44 22 19 241 175 389 1729 11 22 4.2 107 473 2194 15 4.6 115
Lg Rank Offense 9 2 8 22 4 6 1 4 4 2 13 17 6 23
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 2 3 7 14 2 3 10 3 6 18 12 24

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Browns 24 17 24 379 252 127 2 17 230 125 105 1
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 @ New Orleans Saints 21 0 17 294 202 92 2 12 189 122 67 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-0 @ Houston Oilers 21 19 18 262 176 86 2 13 176 93 83 5
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-0 New England Patriots 27 10 26 446 272 174 12 250 42 208 3
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-0 Oakland Raiders 14 10 10 184 75 109 5 18 279 91 188 4
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 21 14 17 300 170 130 2 17 306 130 176 7
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 30 17 367 298 69 3 20 369 130 239 4
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-1 @ Denver Broncos 17 16 20 344 181 163 1 19 305 213 92 2
9 Mon November 17 boxscore W 8-1 Buffalo Bills 33 24 34 553 441 112 1 20 335 93 242 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-2 @ Cleveland Browns 23 35 17 402 328 74 3 24 439 273 166 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-2 Houston Oilers 23 19 18 289 154 135 1 20 313 107 206 3
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 10-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 0 34 484 226 258 6 13 225 107 118 5
13 Sat December 13 boxscore L 10-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 35 16 317 194 123 2 21 319 128 191 1
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 11-3 San Diego Chargers 47 17 27 439 272 167 4 15 188 75 113 3
Playoffs
Division Sun December 28 boxscore L 11-4 @ Oakland Raiders 28 31 17 258 161 97 27 358 185 173 2

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
14 Ken Anderson* 26 QB 13 13 10-3-0 228 377 60.5% 3169 21 5.6 11 2.9 55 8.4 8.2 13.9 243.8 93.9 32 247 7.14 6.96 7.8 1 2
11 John Reaves 25 qb 7 1 1-0-0 25 51 49.0% 297 2 3.9 3 5.9 51 5.8 4.0 11.9 42.4 55.8 2 9 5.43 3.64 3.8
33 Stan Fritts 23 RB 13 5 2 4 50.0% 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 7.8 7.8 15.5 2.4 76.0 0 0 7.75 7.75 0.0
41 Dave Green 26 K/P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 11-3-0 255 433 58.9% 3497 23 5.3 14 3.2 55 8.1 7.7 13.7 249.8 89.0 34 256 6.94 6.58 7.3 1 2
Opp Total 14 175 389 45.0% 2001 11 2.8 22 5.7 5.1 3.16 11.4 142.9 46.9 27 272 4.2 2.3 6.5

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
42 Boobie Clark 25 FB 14 13 167 594 4 17 3.6 42.4 11.9 42 334 8.0 0 27 3.0 23.9 928 4 5
33 Stan Fritts 23 RB 13 5 94 375 8 22 4.0 28.8 7.2 6 63 10.5 2 17 0.5 4.8 438 10 1
36 Lenvil Elliott 24 14 5 71 308 1 27 4.3 22.0 5.1 20 196 9.8 3 31 1.4 14.0 504 4 2
19 Essex Johnson 29 12 4 58 177 1 15 3.1 14.8 4.8 25 196 7.8 1 30 2.1 16.3 373 2 2
14 Ken Anderson* 26 QB 13 13 49 188 2 29 3.8 14.5 3.8 188 2 4
43 Ed Williams 25 14 1 35 136 2 19 3.9 9.7 2.5 10 96 9.6 1 20 0.7 6.9 232 3 4
38 Champ Henson 22 6 0 11 38 0 8 3.5 6.3 1.8 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.2 -0.3 36 0 1
85 Isaac Curtis* 25 WR 14 14 6 -9 0 14 -1.5 -0.6 0.4 44 934 21.2 7 55 3.1 66.7 925 7 1
11 John Reaves 25 qb 7 1 6 13 2 9 2.2 1.9 0.9 13 2 0
88 Bruce Coslet 29 14 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 10 117 11.7 0 18 0.7 8.4 118 0 0
86 John McDaniel 24 14 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 1
18 Charlie Joiner 28 WR 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 726 19.6 5 51 2.6 51.9 726 5 1
25 Chip Myers 30 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 527 14.6 3 34 2.8 40.5 527 3 0
84 Bob Trumpy 30 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 276 12.5 1 35 2.0 25.1 276 1 1
89 Jack Novak 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 34 17.0 0 19 0.1 2.4 34 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 499 1819 20 29 3.6 129.9 35.6 255 3497 13.7 23 55 18.2 249.8 5316 43 31
Opp Total 14 473 2194 15 4.6 156.7 33.8 175 1729 9.9 11 12.5 123.5 3923 26 39

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
23 Bernard Jackson 25 FS/KR 14 14 25 587 0 39 23.5 587
29 Lyle Blackwood 24 PR 14 5 23 123 0 31 5.3 123
20 Lemar Parrish* 28 LCB 11 11 13 83 0 34 6.4 4 114 0 64 28.5 197
36 Lenvil Elliott 24 14 5 13 272 0 46 20.9 776
37 Tommy Casanova 25 SS 11 9 11 60 0 12 5.5 60
86 John McDaniel 24 14 1 3 69 0 26 23.0 67
24 Marvin Cobb 22 13 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
52 Brad Cousino 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 48 267 0 34 5.6 46 1042 0 64 22.7 6625
Opp Total 14 42 386 1 9.2 66 1558 0 23.6

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
41 Dave Green 26 K/P 14 0 1 1 8 5 7 1 5 3 21 10 47.6%% 45 40 88.9%% 68 2655 57 1 39.0
Team Total 26.0 14 1 1 8 5 7 1 5 3 21 10 47.6%% 45 40 88.9%% 68 2655 57 1 39.0
Opp Total 14 14 12 85.7%% 30 26 86.7%% 77 3149 40.9

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
13 Ken Riley 28 RCB 14 14 6 76 1 30 0 0 0 2 56 0
23 Bernard Jackson 25 FS/KR 14 14 5 97 0 34 0 0 0 1 16 0
55 Jim LeClair 25 MLB 14 14 3 25 0 21 0 0 0 3 0 0
14 Ken Anderson* 26 QB 13 13 0 4 1 -8 0
42 Boobie Clark 25 FB 14 13 0 5 0 0 0
29 Lyle Blackwood 24 PR 14 5 2 44 0 40 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Ron Carpenter 27 RDT 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
24 Marvin Cobb 22 13 3 4 116 1 52 0
86 John McDaniel 24 14 1 0 1 3 0 0
20 Lemar Parrish* 28 LCB 11 11 1 26 0 26 0 0 3 0 0 0
43 Ed Williams 25 14 1 0 4 0 0 0
36 Lenvil Elliott 24 14 5 0 2 1 0 0
58 Al Beauchamp 31 LLB 14 14 0 0 2 2 0
37 Tommy Casanova 25 SS 11 9 0 1 1 13 0
88 Bruce Coslet 29 14 3 0 0 2 2 0
52 Brad Cousino 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
54 Bob Johnson 29 C 14 14 0 2 0 -5 0
19 Essex Johnson 29 12 4 0 2 0 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 28 WR 14 11 0 1 1 0 0
68 Bill Kollar 23 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Robert Brown 36 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
50 Glenn Cameron 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Isaac Curtis* 25 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
27 Ricky Davis 22 14 0 1 26 0 26 0
33 Stan Fritts 23 RB 13 5 0 1 0 0 0
38 Champ Henson 22 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Vern Holland 27 RT 14 14 0 0 1 4 0
60 Ron Pritchard 28 RLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
11 John Reaves 25 qb 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
64 John Shinners 28 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy 30 TE 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
83 Sherman White 27 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 3 0
Team Total 26.0 14 22 410 2 52 0 0 31 32 83 0
Opp Total 14 34 39 17 2

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
41 Dave Green 26 K/P 14 0 40 10 70
33 Stan Fritts 23 RB 13 5 8 2 10 60
85 Isaac Curtis* 25 WR 14 14 7 7 42
18 Charlie Joiner 28 WR 14 11 5 5 30
42 Boobie Clark 25 FB 14 13 4 4 24
36 Lenvil Elliott 24 14 5 1 3 4 24
25 Chip Myers 30 wr 13 2 3 3 18
43 Ed Williams 25 14 1 2 1 3 18
14 Ken Anderson* 26 QB 13 13 2 2 12
19 Essex Johnson 29 12 4 1 1 2 12
11 John Reaves 25 qb 7 1 2 2 12
24 Marvin Cobb 22 13 3 1 1 6
13 Ken Riley 28 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
84 Bob Trumpy 30 TE 11 11 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 20 23 2 45 40 10 340
Opp Total 14 15 11 1 2 1 26 12 2 246

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 CLE W, 24-17 1 27 pass Isaac Curtis 27 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
2 1975-09-21 CLE W, 24-17 1 14 rush Boobie Clark 14 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
3 1975-09-21 CLE W, 24-17 3 3 rush Lenvil Elliott 3 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ NOR W, 21-0 1 52 pass Isaac Curtis 52 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ NOR W, 21-0 2 14 pass Charlie Joiner 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
6 1975-09-28 @ NOR W, 21-0 3 5 pass Isaac Curtis 5 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
7 1975-10-05 @ HOU W, 21-19 2 10 pass Lenvil Elliott 10 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
8 1975-10-05 @ HOU W, 21-19 4 17 pass Stan Fritts 17 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
9 1975-10-05 @ HOU W, 21-19 4 6 pass Isaac Curtis 6 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
10 1975-10-12 NWE W, 27-10 2 1 rush Boobie Clark 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
11 1975-10-12 NWE W, 27-10 3 12 rush Essex Johnson 12 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
12 1975-10-12 NWE W, 27-10 3 37 pass Charlie Joiner 37 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
13 1975-10-19 OAK W, 14-10 2 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
14 1975-10-19 OAK W, 14-10 3 52 interception Marvin Cobb 52 yard interception return (Dave Green kick)
15 1975-10-26 @ ATL W, 21-14 2 30 interception Ken Riley 30 yard interception return (Dave Green kick)
16 1975-10-26 @ ATL W, 21-14 2 30 pass Charlie Joiner 30 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
17 1975-10-26 @ ATL W, 21-14 4 3 rush Ken Anderson 3 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
18 1975-11-02 PIT L, 24-30 4 34 pass Charlie Joiner 34 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
19 1975-11-02 PIT L, 24-30 4 3 pass Essex Johnson 3 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
20 1975-11-02 PIT L, 24-30 4 22 pass Chip Myers 22 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
21 1975-11-09 @ DEN W, 17-16 1 1 rush Ed Williams 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
22 1975-11-09 @ DEN W, 17-16 3 1 rush Boobie Clark 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
23 1975-11-17 BUF W, 33-24 1 5 pass Lenvil Elliott 5 yard pass from Ken Anderson
24 1975-11-17 BUF W, 33-24 2 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
25 1975-11-17 BUF W, 33-24 2 20 pass Charlie Joiner 20 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
26 1975-11-17 BUF W, 33-24 4 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
27 1975-11-23 @ CLE L, 23-35 1 35 pass Bob Trumpy 35 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
28 1975-11-23 @ CLE L, 23-35 1 4 rush Stan Fritts 4 yard rush
29 1975-11-23 @ CLE L, 23-35 2 30 pass Isaac Curtis 30 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
30 1975-11-30 HOU W, 23-19 2 34 pass Chip Myers 34 yard pass from John Reaves (Dave Green kick)
31 1975-11-30 HOU W, 23-19 2 18 pass Chip Myers 18 yard pass from John Reaves
32 1975-11-30 HOU W, 23-19 4 4 rush Stan Fritts 4 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
33 1975-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-0 1 1 rush Ed Williams 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
34 1975-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-0 2 3 rush Stan Fritts 3 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
35 1975-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-0 2 10 pass Ed Williams 10 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
36 1975-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-0 4 3 rush John Reaves 3 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
37 1975-12-13 @ PIT L, 14-35 2 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
38 1975-12-13 @ PIT L, 14-35 4 1 pass Isaac Curtis 1 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
39 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 1 2 rush Ken Anderson 2 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
40 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 1 6 pass Stan Fritts 6 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
41 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 1 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush
42 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 1 52 pass Isaac Curtis 52 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
43 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 2 1 rush Boobie Clark 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
44 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 2 14 pass Lenvil Elliott 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
45 1975-12-21 SDG W, 47-17 4 1 rush John Reaves 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 CLE L, 17-24 3 8 rush Greg Pruitt 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1975-09-21 CLE L, 17-24 3 0 fumble Charlie Hall 0 yard fumble return (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1975-10-05 @ HOU L, 19-21 2 1 rush Fred Willis 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
4 1975-10-05 @ HOU L, 19-21 3 63 punt Billy Johnson 63 yard punt return (Skip Butler kick)
5 1975-10-12 NWE L, 10-27 2 2 rush Sam Cunningham 2 yard rush (John Smith kick)
6 1975-10-19 OAK L, 10-14 2 1 rush Clarence Davis 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1975-10-26 @ ATL L, 14-21 1 17 pass Jim Mitchell 17 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1975-10-26 @ ATL L, 14-21 4 2 pass Jim Mitchell 2 yard pass from Kim McQuilken (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1975-11-02 PIT W, 30-24 2 37 pass Lynn Swann 37 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
10 1975-11-02 PIT W, 30-24 3 3 rush Rocky Bleier 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1975-11-02 PIT W, 30-24 3 25 pass Lynn Swann 25 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw
12 1975-11-02 PIT W, 30-24 4 1 rush Terry Bradshaw 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1975-11-09 @ DEN L, 16-17 2 1 rush Floyd Little 1 yard rush
14 1975-11-09 @ DEN L, 16-17 2 10 pass Riley Odoms 10 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
15 1975-11-17 BUF L, 24-33 2 2 rush O.J. Simpson 2 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
16 1975-11-17 BUF L, 24-33 3 1 rush O.J. Simpson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
17 1975-11-17 BUF L, 24-33 4 10 pass J.D. Hill 10 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
18 1975-11-23 @ CLE W, 35-23 1 2 rush Greg Pruitt 2 yard rush
19 1975-11-23 @ CLE W, 35-23 4 5 pass Oscar Roan 5 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1975-11-23 @ CLE W, 35-23 4 13 pass Greg Pruitt 13 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1975-11-23 @ CLE W, 35-23 4 56 interception Jim Hill 56 yard interception return
22 1975-11-30 HOU L, 19-23 3 46 pass Ken Burrough 46 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
23 1975-11-30 HOU L, 19-23 4 1 rush Dan Pastorini 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
24 1975-12-13 @ PIT W, 35-14 1 3 pass Lynn Swann 3 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
25 1975-12-13 @ PIT W, 35-14 1 21 fumble J.T. Thomas 21 yard fumble return (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1975-12-13 @ PIT W, 35-14 2 10 rush Franco Harris 10 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
27 1975-12-13 @ PIT W, 35-14 3 7 rush Terry Bradshaw 7 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
28 1975-12-13 @ PIT W, 35-14 4 2 rush Franco Harris 2 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
29 1975-12-21 SDG L, 17-47 2 2 pass Rickey Young 2 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Ray Wersching kick)
30 1975-12-21 SDG L, 17-47 3 3 rush Bo Matthews 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)