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1978 Cincinnati Bengals

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -2.7, Defense: 1.3, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 252 points (15.8/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 284 points (17.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -32 points (-2.0/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Bill Johnson (0-5-0) and Homer Rice (4-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker

Stadium: Riverfront Stadium
 Training Camp: Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 23 24 12 205 128 77 3 26 388 121 267 2
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L OT 0-2 @ Cleveland Browns 10 13 14 277 162 115 1 20 355 186 169 1
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 28 9 179 123 56 2 26 447 235 212 4
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-4 New Orleans Saints 18 20 14 283 117 166 1 12 254 180 74 2
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 12 28 18 322 219 103 8 11 179 66 113 2
6 Mon October 9 boxscore L 0-6 @ Miami Dolphins 0 21 15 247 153 94 5 18 335 152 183 3
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-7 New England Patriots 3 10 17 279 206 73 3 19 298 162 136 2
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-8 @ Buffalo Bills 0 5 16 244 103 141 5 12 226 56 170
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 1-8 Houston Oilers 28 13 18 436 247 189 1 15 255 118 137 2
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 1-9 @ San Diego Chargers 13 22 12 248 92 156 3 20 322 149 173
11 Mon November 13 boxscore L 1-10 Oakland Raiders 21 34 27 448 355 93 7 11 201 103 98
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 1-11 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 7 15 246 149 97 5 14 154 84 70 5
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 1-12 @ Houston Oilers 10 17 19 237 95 142 17 301 148 153 2
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 2-12 Atlanta Falcons 37 7 20 360 137 223 10 174 91 83 3
15 Mon December 11 boxscore W 3-12 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 19 18 367 206 161 2 21 415 279 136 3
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 4-12 Cleveland Browns 48 16 27 494 249 245 3 17 328 106 222 6