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1977 Cincinnati Bengals

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8-6-0, 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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Anderson 28 6 13 166 for 323, 2,145 yards, 11 td, 11 int, & 26 rushes for 128 yards and 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Archie Griffin 23 1 11 137 rushes for 549 yards, 0 td, & 28 catches for 240 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
FB Pete Johnson 23 Rook 9 153 rushes for 585 yards, 4 td, & 5 catches for 49 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
WR Billy Brooks 24 1 9 39 catches for 772 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
WR Isaac Curtis 27 4 8 20 catches for 338 yards, 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
TE Bob Trumpy 32 9 11 18 catches for 251 yards, 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Rufus Mayes 30 8 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
LG Glenn Bujnoch 24 1 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
C Bob Johnson 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Dave Lapham 25 3 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
RT Vern Holland 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Burley 25 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
LDT Eddie Edwards 23 Rook 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
RDT Wilson Whitley 22 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
RDE Coy Bacon* 35 9 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LLB Bo Harris 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
MLB Jim LeClair 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
RLB Reggie Williams 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Lemar Parrish* 30 7 10 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Ken Riley 30 8 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Tommy Casanova* 27 5 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
FS Marvin Cobb 24 2 13 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 24 1 0 19 of 27 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Pat McInally 24 1 4 67 punts for a 41.8 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
PR Tony Davis 24 1 1 19 punt returns for a 11.6 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 106th pick / 1976
KR Willie Shelby 24 1 0 19 kick returns for a 21.2 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Jerry Anderson 24 14 1 198 5-11 Oklahoma 10/27/1953 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 105th pick / 1977
14 Ken Anderson 28 QB 14 13 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 6 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
79 Coy Bacon* 35 RDE 12 12 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 9 7
10 Chris Bahr 24 K 14 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
82 Billy Brooks 24 WR 14 9 204 6-3 Oklahoma 7/22/1953 1 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
74 Glenn Bujnoch 24 LG 13 10 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
67 Gary Burley 25 LDE 14 14 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
50 Glenn Cameron 24 14 0 225 6-2 Florida 2/21/1953 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
37 Tommy Casanova* 27 SS 11 10 202 6-2 LSU 8/29/1950 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
42 Boobie Clark 27 10 4 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
24 Marvin Cobb 24 FS 14 13 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
89 Mike Cobb 22 13 0 244 6-5 Michigan St. 12/10/1955 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1977
81 Jim Corbett 22 14 3 218 6-4 Pittsburgh 2/22/1955 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 194th pick / 1977
85 Isaac Curtis 27 WR 8 8 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
25 Tony Davis 24 PR 14 1 212 5-11 Nebraska 1/21/1953 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 106th pick / 1976
73 Eddie Edwards 23 LDT 12 12 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 4/25/1954 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
36 Lenvil Elliott 26 14 3 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
63 Greg Fairchild 23 13 2 258 6-4 Tulsa 3/10/1954 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 116th pick / 1976
45 Archie Griffin 23 RB 12 11 189 5-9 Ohio St. 8/21/1954 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
53 Bo Harris 24 LLB 14 14 225 6-3 LSU 1/16/1953 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
83 Steve Holden 26 6 0 195 6-0 Arizona St. 8/2/1951 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
76 Vern Holland 29 RT 14 14 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 6 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
72 Ron Hunt 22 t 13 2 261 6-6 Oregon 1/27/1955 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 232nd pick / 1976
54 Bob Johnson 31 C 14 14 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 9 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
80 Ken Johnson 30 10 3 265 6-6 Indiana 3/12/1947 6 3
46 Pete Johnson 23 FB 14 9 252 6-0 Ohio St. 3/2/1954 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
78 Walter Johnson 35 14 2 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 12 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
62 Dave Lapham 25 RG 13 11 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
55 Jim LeClair 27 MLB 14 14 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
71 Rufus Mayes 30 LT 12 12 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 8 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
86 John McDaniel 26 14 7 193 6-1 Lincoln (MO) 9/23/1951 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
87 Pat McInally 24 P 14 4 210 6-6 Harvard 5/7/1953 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
21 Melvin Morgan 24 12 8 183 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 3/31/1953 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 314th pick / 1976
20 Lemar Parrish* 30 LCB 11 10 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 7 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
32 Scott Perry 23 9 0 180 6-0 Williams 3/11/1954 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
59 Ray Phillips 23 14 0 224 6-4 Nebraska 3/18/1954 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 133rd pick / 1977
60 Ron Pritchard 30 6 0 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 8 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
11 John Reaves 27 qb 9 1 210 6-3 Florida 3/2/1950 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1972
13 Ken Riley 30 RCB 14 14 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 8 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
30 Willie Shelby 24 KR 14 0 195 5-11 Alabama 7/24/1953 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976
64 John Shinners 30 12 5 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 8 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
84 Bob Trumpy 32 TE 12 11 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 9 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
88 Rick Walker 22 te 6 0 235 6-4 UCLA 5/28/1955 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 85th pick / 1977
15 Mike Wells 26 7 0 225 6-5 Illinois 6/18/1951 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 80th pick / 1973
75 Wilson Whitley 22 RDT 13 13 265 6-3 Houston 4/28/1955 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
57 Reggie Williams 23 RLB 14 14 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
Team Total 26.0 14 226.1 6-2.4 3.3