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1977 Cincinnati Bengals

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8-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 0.6, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 238 points (17.0/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (16.8/g), 16th.
 Differential of 3 points (0.2/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-6.9.

Coach: Bill Johnson (8-6-0)
 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
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 238 4194 904 4.6 32 16 26 248 192 385 2333 12 16 5.6 112 488 1861 10 3.8 110
Team Defense 235 4124 901 4.6 39 23 27 253 196 351 2227 14 16 5.9 113 525 1897 15 3.6 113
Lg Rank Offense 14 13 12 16 9 5 7 18 6 10 18 18 18 16
Lg Rank Defense 16 21 9 2 20 14 23 12 21 24 17 13 21 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 3 13 16 245 141 104 3 16 285 173 112 3
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-1 Seattle Seahawks 42 20 27 424 225 199 1 15 282 172 110 3
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2 @ San Diego Chargers 3 24 15 219 127 92 4 25 385 220 165 2
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 17 7 21 333 174 159 2 15 227 115 112 2
5 Mon October 17 boxscore L 2-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 20 20 311 208 103 5 18 253 87 166 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-4 Denver Broncos 13 24 14 336 159 177 3 16 335 155 180
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W OT 3-4 Houston Oilers 13 10 15 262 173 89 3 15 186 79 107 1
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-4 @ Cleveland Browns 10 7 15 237 153 84 1 19 290 159 131 4
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 42 13 248 187 61 2 30 423 216 207 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-5 Miami Dolphins 23 17 19 269 96 173 2 17 285 93 192 5
11 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-5 New York Giants 30 13 15 330 154 176 15 240 170 70
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 27 7 24 326 102 224 1 10 239 167 72 5
13 Sat December 10 boxscore W 8-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 10 17 413 302 111 3 21 362 239 123 5
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 8-6 @ Houston Oilers 16 21 17 241 132 109 2 21 332 182 150 3

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 28 QB 14 13 7-6-0 166 323 51.4% 2145 11 3.4 11 3.4 94 6.6 5.8 12.9 153.2 69.7 28 197 5.55 4.77 8.0 1 2
11 John Reaves 27 qb 9 1 1-0-0 24 59 40.7% 383 0 0.0 5 8.5 40 6.5 2.7 16.0 42.6 27.7 2 17 6.00 2.31 3.3
24 Marvin Cobb 24 FS 14 13 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
45 Archie Griffin 23 RB 12 11 1 1 100.0% 18 1 100.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 38.0 18.0 1.5 158.3 1 3 7.50 17.50 50.0
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 1 1 100.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.3 83.3 0 0 4.00 4.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 8-6-0 192 385 49.9% 2550 12 3.1 16 4.2 94 6.6 5.4 13.3 182.1 64.3 31 217 5.61 4.45 7.5 1 2
Opp Total 14 196 351 55.8% 2453 14 4.0 16 4.6 7.0 5.74 12.5 175.2 72.0 25 226 5.9 4.8 6.6

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
46 Pete Johnson 23 FB 14 9 153 585 4 65 3.8 41.8 10.9 5 49 9.8 0 21 0.4 3.5 634 4 1
45 Archie Griffin 23 RB 12 11 137 549 0 31 4.0 45.8 11.4 28 240 8.6 0 24 2.3 20.0 789 0 3
42 Boobie Clark 27 10 4 68 226 1 10 3.3 22.6 6.8 7 33 4.7 0 11 0.7 3.3 259 1 2
36 Lenvil Elliott 26 14 3 65 269 0 32 4.1 19.2 4.6 29 238 8.2 1 33 2.1 17.0 507 1 1
25 Tony Davis 24 PR 14 1 27 81 2 13 3.0 5.8 1.9 9 83 9.2 0 28 0.6 5.9 164 2 3
14 Ken Anderson 28 QB 14 13 26 128 2 17 4.9 9.1 1.9 128 2 5
11 John Reaves 27 qb 9 1 5 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0 0 5
82 Billy Brooks 24 WR 14 9 2 -4 0 4 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 39 772 19.8 4 94 2.8 55.1 768 4 3
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 17 258 15.2 3 43 1.2 18.4 262 3 1
81 Jim Corbett 22 14 3 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 7 127 18.1 1 47 0.5 9.1 126 1 1
74 Glenn Bujnoch 24 LG 13 10 1 4 1 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 4 1 0
37 Tommy Casanova* 27 SS 11 10 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.8 0.1 20 0 0
24 Marvin Cobb 24 FS 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
85 Isaac Curtis 27 WR 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 338 16.9 2 54 2.5 42.3 338 2 0
84 Bob Trumpy 32 TE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 251 13.9 1 32 1.5 20.9 251 1 1
86 John McDaniel 26 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 148 12.3 0 31 0.9 10.6 148 0 0
88 Rick Walker 22 te 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.2 2.2 13 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 488 1861 10 65 3.8 132.9 34.9 192 2550 13.3 12 94 13.7 182.1 4411 22 37
Opp Total 14 525 1897 15 3.6 135.5 37.5 196 2227 11.4 14 14.0 159.1 4124 29 34

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
30 Willie Shelby 24 KR 14 0 11 54 0 13 4.9 19 403 0 38 21.2 457
25 Tony Davis 24 PR 14 1 19 220 0 70 11.6 3 42 0 18 14.0 426
31 Jerry Anderson 24 14 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 8 129 0 21 16.1 129
45 Archie Griffin 23 RB 12 11 9 192 0 31 21.3 981
83 Steve Holden 26 6 0 3 14 0 13 4.7 2 42 0 24 21.0 56
20 Lemar Parrish* 30 LCB 11 10 4 30 0 11 7.5 1 23 0 23 23.0 53
24 Marvin Cobb 24 FS 14 13 1 4 0 4 4.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 19
37 Tommy Casanova* 27 SS 11 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 26
36 Lenvil Elliott 26 14 3 1 23 0 23 23.0 530
63 Greg Fairchild 23 13 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
46 Pete Johnson 23 FB 14 9 1 11 0 11 11.0 645
57 Reggie Williams 23 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 41 328 0 70 8.0 46 886 0 38 19.3 5625
Opp Total 14 38 260 0 6.8 48 1029 0 21.4

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
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 67 2802 67 1 41.8
10 Chris Bahr 24 K 14 0 1 1 11 10 8 4 6 4 1 27 19 70.4%% 26 25 96.2%% 2 88 45 0 44.0
Team Total 26.0 14 1 1 11 10 8 4 6 4 1 27 19 70.4%% 26 25 96.2%% 69 2890 67 1 41.9
Opp Total 14 18 11 61.1%% 29 26 89.7%% 75 2820 37.6

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
11 John Reaves 27 qb 9 1 0 5 4 -17 0
25 Tony Davis 24 PR 14 1 0 3 5 0 0
14 Ken Anderson 28 QB 14 13 0 5 2 -13 0
57 Reggie Williams 23 RLB 14 14 3 67 1 54 0 0 1 2 0 0
24 Marvin Cobb 24 FS 14 13 2 37 0 34 0 0 1 2 0 0
45 Archie Griffin 23 RB 12 11 0 3 2 0 0
55 Jim LeClair 27 MLB 14 14 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
82 Billy Brooks 24 WR 14 9 0 3 1 0 0
54 Bob Johnson 31 C 14 14 0 3 1 -24 0
20 Lemar Parrish* 30 LCB 11 10 3 95 1 47 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Jerry Anderson 24 14 1 0 1 2 0 0
83 Steve Holden 26 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 0 1 2 0 0
13 Ken Riley 30 RCB 14 14 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Willie Shelby 24 KR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
79 Coy Bacon* 35 RDE 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
67 Gary Burley 25 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
37 Tommy Casanova* 27 SS 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Boobie Clark 27 10 4 0 2 0 0 0
36 Lenvil Elliott 26 14 3 0 1 1 0 0
53 Bo Harris 24 LLB 14 14 2 17 0 10 0
46 Pete Johnson 23 FB 14 9 0 1 1 0 0
21 Melvin Morgan 24 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Jim Corbett 22 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
73 Eddie Edwards 23 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 3 0
76 Vern Holland 29 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
86 John McDaniel 26 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
59 Ray Phillips 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bob Trumpy 32 TE 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
15 Mike Wells 26 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Wilson Whitley 22 RDT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 16 238 2 54 0 0 37 43 -51 0
Opp Total 14 31 34 11 1

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
10 Chris Bahr 24 K 14 0 25 19 82
82 Billy Brooks 24 WR 14 9 4 4 24
46 Pete Johnson 23 FB 14 9 4 4 24
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 3 3 18
14 Ken Anderson 28 QB 14 13 2 2 12
85 Isaac Curtis 27 WR 8 8 2 2 12
25 Tony Davis 24 PR 14 1 2 2 12
57 Reggie Williams 23 RLB 14 14 1 1 2 12
74 Glenn Bujnoch 24 LG 13 10 1 1 6
42 Boobie Clark 27 10 4 1 1 6
81 Jim Corbett 22 14 3 1 1 6
36 Lenvil Elliott 26 14 3 1 1 6
20 Lemar Parrish* 30 LCB 11 10 1 1 6
30 Willie Shelby 24 KR 14 0 1 1 6
84 Bob Trumpy 32 TE 12 11 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 10 12 2 2 26 25 19 238
Opp Total 14 15 14 26 11 1 235

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 1 2 rush Tony Davis 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
2 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 1 10 rush Pete Johnson 10 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 1 5 rush Ken Anderson 5 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 2 54 interception Reggie Williams 54 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 4 32 pass Isaac Curtis 32 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
6 1977-09-25 SEA W, 42-20 4 18 pass Lenvil Elliott 18 yard pass from Archie Griffin (Chris Bahr kick)
7 1977-10-09 @ GNB W, 17-7 2 8 pass Isaac Curtis 8 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
8 1977-10-09 @ GNB W, 17-7 3 2 rush Tony Davis 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
9 1977-10-17 @ PIT L, 14-20 2 4 rush Glenn Bujnoch 4 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
10 1977-10-17 @ PIT L, 14-20 4 0 fumble Reggie Williams 0 yard fumble return (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1977-10-23 DEN L, 13-24 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
12 1977-10-30 HOU W, 13-10 2 0 fumble Willie Shelby 0 yard fumble return (Chris Bahr kick)
13 1977-11-06 @ CLE W, 10-7 1 11 rush Pete Johnson 11 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
14 1977-11-13 @ MIN L, 10-42 2 94 pass Billy Brooks 94 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
15 1977-11-20 MIA W, 23-17 2 17 rush Ken Anderson 17 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
16 1977-11-20 MIA W, 23-17 4 29 pass Bob Trumpy 29 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
17 1977-11-27 NYG W, 30-13 1 58 pass Billy Brooks 58 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
18 1977-11-27 NYG W, 30-13 1 10 rush Boobie Clark 10 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
19 1977-11-27 NYG W, 30-13 1 30 pass Billy Brooks 30 yard pass from Ken Anderson
20 1977-11-27 NYG W, 30-13 2 47 pass Jim Corbett 47 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
21 1977-12-04 @ KAN W, 27-7 1 15 pass Billy Brooks 15 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
22 1977-12-04 @ KAN W, 27-7 2 14 pass Pat McInally 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1977-12-04 @ KAN W, 27-7 4 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1977-12-10 PIT W, 17-10 1 47 interception Lemar Parrish 47 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
25 1977-12-10 PIT W, 17-10 3 43 pass Pat McInally 43 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
26 1977-12-18 @ HOU L, 16-21 4 11 pass Pat McInally 11 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 CLE W, 13-3 2 12 rush Larry Poole 12 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1977-09-25 SEA L, 20-42 2 82 pass David Sims 82 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
3 1977-09-25 SEA L, 20-42 3 2 rush David Sims 2 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
4 1977-10-02 @ SDG W, 24-3 1 30 pass Charlie Joiner 30 yard pass from James Harris (Rolf Benirschke kick)
5 1977-10-02 @ SDG W, 24-3 2 15 pass Charlie Joiner 15 yard pass from James Harris (Rolf Benirschke kick)
6 1977-10-02 @ SDG W, 24-3 3 1 rush James Harris 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
7 1977-10-09 @ GNB L, 7-17 2 14 pass Barty Smith 14 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1977-10-17 @ PIT W, 20-14 2 1 rush Rocky Bleier 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
9 1977-10-17 @ PIT W, 20-14 2 2 rush Rocky Bleier 2 yard rush
10 1977-10-17 @ PIT W, 20-14 4 1 rush Sidney Thornton 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1977-10-23 DEN W, 24-13 1 9 rush Jon Keyworth 9 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
12 1977-10-23 DEN W, 24-13 2 81 pass Jack Dolbin 81 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
13 1977-10-23 DEN W, 24-13 4 1 rush Jim Jensen 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
14 1977-10-30 HOU L, 10-13 4 3 pass Ronnie Coleman 3 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1977-11-06 @ CLE L, 7-10 2 4 pass Oscar Roan 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 1 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
17 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 2 6 pass Chuck Foreman 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
18 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 3 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
19 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 4 6 pass Brent McClanahan 6 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Fred Cox kick)
20 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 4 5 rush Brent McClanahan 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
21 1977-11-13 @ MIN W, 42-10 4 1 rush Sammy Johnson 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
22 1977-11-20 MIA L, 17-23 1 5 pass Nat Moore 5 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1977-11-20 MIA L, 17-23 3 16 pass Duriel Harris 16 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1977-11-27 NYG L, 13-30 2 5 pass Jim Robinson 5 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik
25 1977-11-27 NYG L, 13-30 4 1 rush Joe Pisarcik 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
26 1977-12-04 @ KAN L, 7-27 1 47 pass Mark Bailey 47 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1977-12-10 PIT L, 10-17 2 5 rush Franco Harris 5 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
28 1977-12-18 @ HOU W, 21-16 2 1 rush Ronnie Coleman 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
29 1977-12-18 @ HOU W, 21-16 2 17 pass Billy Johnson 17 yard pass from Dan Pastorini