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1976 Cincinnati Bengals

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10-4-0, AFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.1, Offense: 5.0, Defense: 5.1, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 210 points (15.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of 125 points (8.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.5-3.5.

Coach: Bill Johnson (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker

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 335 4300 878 4.9 35 20 14 238 187 360 2191 21 15 5.5 110 481 2109 15 4.4 114
Team Defense 210 3670 930 3.9 41 15 15 234 177 364 1758 13 26 4.3 103 520 1912 11 3.7 116
Lg Rank Offense 6 15 16 20 19 17 13 3 8 11 21 15 11 5
Lg Rank Defense 7 5 8 17 10 12 3 9 2 3 14 11 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 Denver Broncos 17 7 14 253 135 118 1 12 161 46 115 2
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 27 28 14 303 177 126 3 21 399 270 129 5
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-1 Green Bay Packers 28 7 19 286 64 222 1 7 36 -35 71 4
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 45 24 25 398 265 133 2 26 417 290 127 2
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 4-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 0 17 277 89 188 3 12 200 86 114 3
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 4-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 23 11 171 96 75 3 16 253 52 201 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 5-2 @ Houston Oilers 27 7 18 328 166 162 1 12 176 148 28 4
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 6-2 Cleveland Browns 21 6 24 385 182 203 3 19 319 137 182 2
9 Mon November 8 boxscore W 7-2 Los Angeles Rams 20 12 15 299 132 167 2 21 342 160 182 4
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 8-2 Houston Oilers 31 27 15 300 215 85 3 20 252 111 141 3
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 9-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 27 24 21 373 104 269 6 16 251 125 126
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 9-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 7 9 225 115 110 2 20 347 143 204 2
13 Mon December 6 boxscore L 9-4 @ Oakland Raiders 20 35 22 358 251 107 3 26 445 217 228 1
14 Sun December 12 boxscore W 10-4 @ New York Jets 42 3 14 344 200 144 2 6 72 8 64 7

Passing

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* 27 QB 14 14 10-4-0 179 338 53.0 2367 19 5.6 14 4.1 85 7.0 6.3 13.2 169.1 76.9 34 235 5.73 5.06 9.1 3 3
11 John Reaves 26 3 0 8 22 36.4 76 2 9.1 1 4.5 19 3.5 3.2 9.5 25.3 58.1 3 17 2.36 2.16 12.0
Team Total 25.9 14 10-4-0 187 360 51.9 2443 21 5.8 15 4.2 85 6.8 6.1 13.1 174.5 75.7 37 252 5.52 4.88 9.3 3 3
Opp Total 14 177 364 48.6 2202 13 3.6 26 7.1 6.0 3.55 12.4 157.3 50.0 46 444 4.3 2.1 11.2

Rushing & Receiving

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 26 FB 13 9 151 671 7 24 4.4 51.6 11.6 23 158 6.9 1 19 1.8 12.2 829 8 3
45 Archie Griffin 22 RB 14 14 138 625 3 77 4.5 44.6 9.9 16 138 8.6 0 23 1.1 9.9 763 3 2
36 Lenvil Elliott 25 12 0 69 276 0 24 4.0 23.0 5.8 22 188 8.5 3 29 1.8 15.7 464 3 5
33 Stan Fritts 24 13 4 47 200 3 13 4.3 15.4 3.6 9 75 8.3 0 19 0.7 5.8 275 3 1
35 Tony Davis 23 14 1 36 178 1 16 4.9 12.7 2.6 4 29 7.3 0 11 0.3 2.1 207 1 3
14 Ken Anderson* 27 QB 14 14 31 134 1 25 4.3 9.6 2.2 134 1 3
30 Willie Shelby 23 KR/PR 13 0 5 9 0 3 1.8 0.7 0.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 12 0 8
85 Isaac Curtis* 26 WR 14 14 3 29 0 19 9.7 2.1 0.2 41 766 18.7 6 85 2.9 54.7 795 6 1
82 Billy Brooks 23 WR 12 8 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -1.1 0.1 16 191 11.9 0 25 1.3 15.9 178 0 2
84 Bob Trumpy 31 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 323 15.4 7 48 1.6 24.8 323 7 1
25 Chip Myers 31 wr 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 267 15.7 1 63 1.4 22.3 267 1 0
86 John McDaniel 25 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 232 19.3 1 46 0.9 16.6 232 1 0
88 Bruce Coslet 30 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 73 14.6 2 32 0.4 5.2 73 2 0
Team Total 25.9 14 481 2109 15 77 4.4 150.6 34.4 187 2443 13.1 21 85 13.4 174.5 4552 36 38
Opp Total 14 520 1912 11 3.7 136.6 37.1 177 1758 9.9 13 12.6 125.6 3670 24 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Willie Shelby 23 KR/PR 13 0 21 162 0 30 7.7 30 761 1 97 25.4 935
20 Lemar Parrish* 29 LCB 14 14 20 122 0 32 6.1 3 62 0 28 20.7 184
37 Tommy Casanova*+ 26 SS 11 10 10 45 0 15 4.5 45
36 Lenvil Elliott 25 12 0 5 98 0 22 19.6 562
35 Tony Davis 23 14 1 4 21 0 12 5.3 228
24 Marvin Cobb 23 FS 14 10 3 14 0 7 4.7 14
45 Archie Griffin 22 RB 14 14 3 56 0 23 18.7 819
72 Ron Hunt 21 12 0 2 24 0 17 12.0 24
33 Stan Fritts 24 13 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 285
21 Melvin Morgan 23 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 25.9 14 54 343 0 32 6.4 49 1046 1 97 21.3 5941
Opp Total 14 41 323 1 7.9 66 1616 0 24.5

Kicking & Punting

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
87 Pat McInally 23 P 14 0 76 2999 61 0 39.5
10 Chris Bahr 23 K 14 0 1 1 8 6 4 2 8 3 6 2 27 14 51.9% 42 39 92.9%
Team Total 25.9 14 1 1 8 6 4 2 8 3 6 2 27 14 51.9% 42 39 92.9% 76 2999 61 0 39.5
Opp Total 14 22 12 54.5% 25 24 96.0% 86 3285 38.2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Willie Shelby 23 KR/PR 13 0 0 8 5 0 0
13 Ken Riley 29 RCB 14 14 9 141 1 53 0 0 1 2 0 0
37 Tommy Casanova*+ 26 SS 11 10 5 109 2 33 0 0 2 1 25 1
20 Lemar Parrish* 29 LCB 14 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
36 Lenvil Elliott 25 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
53 Bo Harris 23 LLB 14 14 2 -3 0 0 0 0 1 2 -2 0
23 Bernard Jackson 26 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 0
14 Ken Anderson* 27 QB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
42 Boobie Clark 26 FB 13 9 0 3 0 0 0
24 Marvin Cobb 23 FS 14 10 3 55 0 28 0
35 Tony Davis 23 14 1 0 3 0 0 0
54 Bob Johnson 30 C 14 14 0 1 2 0 0
79 Coy Bacon* 34 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 48 0 1
82 Billy Brooks 23 WR 12 8 0 2 0 0 0
67 Gary Burley 24 LDE 14 11 0 0 2 0 0
70 Ron Carpenter 28 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
88 Bruce Coslet 30 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
45 Archie Griffin 22 RB 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
21 Melvin Morgan 23 14 0 0 1 1 32 1
78 Robert Brown 37 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
85 Isaac Curtis* 26 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
51 Chris Devlin 23 9 0 1 2 0 2 0
63 Greg Fairchild 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Stan Fritts 24 13 4 0 1 0 0 0
76 Vern Holland 28 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dave Lapham 24 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
55 Jim LeClair* 26 MLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0
32 Scott Perry 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Ron Pritchard 29 7 5 1 0 0 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy 31 TE 13 13 0 1 0 0 0
57 Reggie Williams 22 RLB 14 8 1 17 0 17 0
Team Total 25.9 14 26 330 3 53 0 0 38 30 116 2 1
Opp Total 14 37 34 19

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Chris Bahr 23 K 14 0 39 14 81
42 Boobie Clark 26 FB 13 9 7 1 8 48
84 Bob Trumpy 31 TE 13 13 7 7 42
85 Isaac Curtis* 26 WR 14 14 6 6 36
37 Tommy Casanova*+ 26 SS 11 10 1 2 3 18
36 Lenvil Elliott 25 12 0 3 3 18
33 Stan Fritts 24 13 4 3 3 18
45 Archie Griffin 22 RB 14 14 3 3 18
88 Bruce Coslet 30 14 1 2 2 12
14 Ken Anderson* 27 QB 14 14 1 1 6
35 Tony Davis 23 14 1 1 1 6
86 John McDaniel 25 14 2 1 1 6
21 Melvin Morgan 23 14 0 1 1 6
25 Chip Myers 31 wr 12 4 1 1 6
13 Ken Riley 29 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
30 Willie Shelby 23 KR/PR 13 0 1 1 6
79 Coy Bacon* 34 RDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.9 14 15 21 1 2 3 42 39 14 1 335
Opp Total 14 11 13 1 24 12 210