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1980 Cincinnati Bengals

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -4.5, Defense: 0.8, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 244 points (15.2/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 312 points (19.5/g), 14th.
 Differential of -68 points (-4.2/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/General Manager Paul Brown
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 244 4884 1060 4.6 33 8 25 283 281 510 2815 17 25 5.1 147 513 2069 9 4.0 111
Team Defense 312 4804 995 4.8 42 22 21 286 284 491 3124 22 20 5.9 154 469 1680 13 3.6 111
Lg Rank Offense 27 19 7 2 22 10 21 19 17 25 15 12 25 8
Lg Rank Defense 14 9 7 2 9 14 13 15 18 14 6 4 10 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 17 9 128 16 112 2 13 246 155 91 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-2 @ Miami Dolphins 16 17 18 314 145 169 1 14 249 131 118 2
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 28 17 309 173 136 18 393 265 128 6
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 Houston Oilers 10 13 14 250 134 116 1 20 259 222 37 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-4 @ Green Bay Packers 9 14 14 216 124 92 2 21 313 183 130 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 16 17 304 184 120 1 15 331 208 123 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-4 Minnesota Vikings 14 0 25 432 263 169 1 10 168 113 55 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 @ Houston Oilers 3 23 13 259 157 102 4 17 373 122 251 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-6 San Diego Chargers 14 31 21 320 207 113 3 21 389 263 126
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-7 @ Oakland Raiders 17 28 20 264 195 69 4 19 348 244 104 5
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-8 Buffalo Bills 0 14 9 213 124 89 2 22 306 169 137 4
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-9 @ Cleveland Browns 7 31 25 397 247 150 3 21 332 301 31 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-9 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 6 18 302 97 205 2 17 255 173 82 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-9 Baltimore Colts 34 33 26 509 361 148 2 23 313 219 94 2
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W OT 6-9 @ Chicago Bears 17 14 17 294 140 154 1 17 216 100 116 5
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-10 Cleveland Browns 24 27 20 373 248 125 4 18 313 256 57 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 31 QB 13 12 5-7-0 166 275 60.4% 1778 6 2.2 13 4.7 67 6.5 4.8 10.7 136.8 66.9 24 174 5.36 3.81 8.0
12 Jack Thompson 24 qb 14 4 1-3-0 115 234 49.1% 1324 11 4.7 12 5.1 59 5.7 4.3 11.5 94.6 60.9 13 113 4.90 3.61 5.3 2 3
86 Steve Kreider 22 16 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 25.3 16 6-10-0 281 510 55.1% 3102 17 3.3 25 4.9 67 6.1 4.5 11.0 193.9 64.0 37 287 5.15 3.71 6.8 2 3
Opp Total 16 284 491 57.8% 3426 22 4.5 20 4.1 7.0 6.04 12.1 214.1 77.3 35 302 5.9 5.1 6.7

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 26 FB 12 8 186 747 6 57 4.0 62.3 15.5 21 172 8.2 1 28 1.8 14.3 919 7 2
40 Charles Alexander 23 RB 16 16 169 702 2 37 4.2 43.9 10.6 36 192 5.3 0 23 2.3 12.0 894 2 2
45 Archie Griffin 26 rb 15 7 85 260 0 14 3.1 17.3 5.7 28 196 7.0 0 19 1.9 13.1 456 0 1
22 Deacon Turner 25 rb 12 1 30 130 0 24 4.3 10.8 2.5 12 73 6.1 1 15 1.0 6.1 203 1 1
12 Jack Thompson 24 qb 14 4 18 84 1 15 4.7 6.0 1.3 84 1 5
14 Ken Anderson 31 QB 13 12 16 122 0 20 7.6 9.4 1.2 122 0 1
35 Nathan Poole 24 16 0 5 6 0 7 1.2 0.4 0.3 2 -4 -2.0 0 3 0.1 -0.3 2 0 1
87 Pat McInally 27 P/wr 16 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 18 269 14.9 2 59 1.1 16.8 269 2 2
83 M.L. Harris 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 10 137 13.7 0 26 0.8 11.4 137 0 0
88 Mike Levenseller 24 8 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.8 0.1 2 30 15.0 0 22 0.3 3.8 36 0 0
28 Cleo Montgomery 24 KR/PR 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.9 0.1 12 0 3
89 Dan Ross 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 724 12.9 4 37 3.5 45.3 724 4 1
85 Isaac Curtis 30 WR 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 610 14.2 3 67 2.9 40.7 610 3 0
84 Don Bass 24 WR 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 409 12.8 6 55 2.3 29.2 409 6 0
86 Steve Kreider 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 272 16.0 0 30 1.1 17.0 272 0 1
81 Jim Corbett 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 12 0.8 7.0 28 0 0
78 Anthony Munoz 22 LT 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.1 -0.4 -6 0 0
Team Total 25.3 16 513 2069 9 57 4.0 129.3 32.1 281 3102 11.0 17 67 17.6 193.9 5171 26 22
Opp Total 16 469 1680 13 3.6 105.0 29.3 284 3124 11.0 22 17.8 195.3 4804 35 44

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
28 Cleo Montgomery 24 KR/PR 14 0 31 223 0 42 7.2 44 843 0 40 19.2 1078
36 Jo Heath 23 10 0 6 29 0 11 4.8 3 51 0 21 17.0 80
22 Deacon Turner 25 rb 12 1 9 173 0 31 19.2 376
27 Bryan Hicks 23 fs 16 6 5 87 0 21 17.4 87
56 Ron Simpkins 22 lb 16 2 3 8 0 8 2.7 8
21 Jim Browner 25 2 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 10
47 Greg Bright 23 SS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Steve Kreider 22 16 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 291
35 Nathan Poole 24 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 10
57 Reggie Williams 26 ROLB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.3 16 39 252 0 42 6.5 68 1199 0 40 17.6 6622
Opp Total 16 46 478 0 10.4 57 1180 1 20.7

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 27 P/wr 16 7 83 3390 61 2 40.8
19 Ian Sunter 28 K 10 0 7 7 7 3 5 1 1 20 11 55.0%% 15 15 100.0%%
10 Jim Breech 24 k 4 0 2 2 2 1 3 1 7 4 57.1%% 12 11 91.7%% 2 67 37 0 33.5
11 Sandro Vitiello 22 k 2 0 2 2 0.0%% 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 25.3 16 9 9 11 4 8 2 1 29 15 51.7%% 28 27 96.4%% 85 3457 61 2 40.7
Opp Total 16 27 16 59.3%% 38 36 94.7%% 72 2772 38.5

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
12 Jack Thompson 24 qb 14 4 0 5 3 -1 0
34 Louis Breeden 27 lcb 16 5 7 91 0 29 0
28 Cleo Montgomery 24 KR/PR 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
47 Greg Bright 23 SS 16 16 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0
50 Glenn Cameron 27 RILB 14 14 3 43 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Ray Griffin 24 LCB 16 11 2 80 2 52 0 0 0 2 14 0
13 Ken Riley 33 RCB 16 16 3 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Reggie Williams 26 ROLB 14 13 2 8 0 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
14 Ken Anderson 31 QB 13 12 0 1 2 0 0
52 Tom Dinkel 24 LOLB 16 12 0 0 3 0 0
46 Pete Johnson 26 FB 12 8 0 2 1 0 0
87 Pat McInally 27 P/wr 16 7 0 2 1 -16 0
40 Charles Alexander 23 RB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
53 Bo Harris 27 lolb 15 7 0 0 2 15 0
27 Bryan Hicks 23 fs 16 6 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Dick Jauron 30 FS 10 10 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Steve Kreider 22 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Nathan Poole 24 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
51 Rick Razzano 25 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Ron Simpkins 22 lb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
84 Don Bass 24 WR 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
79 Ross Browner 26 RDE 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
73 Eddie Edwards 26 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
45 Archie Griffin 26 rb 15 7 0 1 0 0 0
55 Jim LeClair 30 LILB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
59 Andrew Melontree 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Dan Ross 23 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
22 Deacon Turner 25 rb 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.3 16 20 255 2 52 0 0 22 34 12 0 1
Opp Total 16 37 44 22

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
19 Ian Sunter 28 K 10 0 15 11 48
46 Pete Johnson 26 FB 12 8 6 1 7 42
84 Don Bass 24 WR 14 12 6 6 36
89 Dan Ross 23 TE 16 16 4 4 24
10 Jim Breech 24 k 4 0 11 4 23
85 Isaac Curtis 30 WR 15 13 3 3 18
40 Charles Alexander 23 RB 16 16 2 2 12
44 Ray Griffin 24 LCB 16 11 2 2 12
87 Pat McInally 27 P/wr 16 7 2 2 12
12 Jack Thompson 24 qb 14 4 1 1 6
22 Deacon Turner 25 rb 12 1 1 1 6
57 Reggie Williams 26 ROLB 14 13 1 2
11 Sandro Vitiello 22 k 2 0 1 1
Team Total 25.3 16 9 17 2 28 27 15 2 242
Opp Total 16 13 22 1 2 36 16 312

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 TAM L, 12-17 4 3 pass Dan Ross 3 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
2 1980-09-14 @ MIA L, 16-17 2 5 pass Don Bass 5 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
3 1980-09-14 @ MIA L, 16-17 3 2 rush Pete Johnson 2 yard rush (Ian Sunter kick)
4 1980-09-21 PIT W, 30-28 1 28 interception Ray Griffin 28 yard interception return (Ian Sunter kick)
5 1980-09-21 PIT W, 30-28 4 18 pass Isaac Curtis 18 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
6 1980-09-21 PIT W, 30-28 4 22 pass Don Bass 22 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
7 1980-09-28 HOU L, 10-13 1 12 pass Don Bass 12 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
8 1980-10-12 @ PIT W, 17-16 1 1 rush Charles Alexander 1 yard rush (Ian Sunter kick)
9 1980-10-12 @ PIT W, 17-16 2 28 pass Pete Johnson 28 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Ian Sunter kick)
10 1980-10-19 MIN W, 14-0 1 2 rush Pete Johnson 2 yard rush (Ian Sunter kick)
11 1980-10-19 MIN W, 14-0 4 55 pass Don Bass 55 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Ian Sunter kick)
12 1980-11-02 SDG L, 14-31 2 11 pass Don Bass 11 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Ian Sunter kick)
13 1980-11-02 SDG L, 14-31 4 15 pass Deacon Turner 15 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
14 1980-11-09 @ OAK L, 17-28 2 1 pass Dan Ross 1 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Ian Sunter kick)
15 1980-11-09 @ OAK L, 17-28 4 20 pass Don Bass 20 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
16 1980-11-23 @ CLE L, 7-31 1 6 rush Charles Alexander 6 yard rush (Sandro Vitiello kick)
17 1980-11-30 @ KAN W, 20-6 1 4 pass Pat McInally 4 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
18 1980-11-30 @ KAN W, 20-6 4 1 pass Dan Ross 1 yard pass from Jack Thompson
19 1980-11-30 @ KAN W, 20-6 4 57 rush Pete Johnson 57 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
20 1980-12-07 BAL W, 34-33 1 5 rush Pete Johnson 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
21 1980-12-07 BAL W, 34-33 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
22 1980-12-07 BAL W, 34-33 2 67 pass Isaac Curtis 67 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
23 1980-12-07 BAL W, 34-33 3 17 pass Dan Ross 17 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Jim Breech kick)
24 1980-12-14 @ CHI W, 17-14 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
25 1980-12-14 @ CHI W, 17-14 2 7 pass Isaac Curtis 7 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Jim Breech kick)
26 1980-12-21 CLE L, 24-27 2 13 rush Jack Thompson 13 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
27 1980-12-21 CLE L, 24-27 3 52 interception Ray Griffin 52 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
28 1980-12-21 CLE L, 24-27 3 59 pass Pat McInally 59 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Jim Breech kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 TAM W, 17-12 2 32 pass Jimmie Giles 32 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
2 1980-09-07 TAM W, 17-12 4 15 pass Jimmie Giles 15 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
3 1980-09-14 @ MIA W, 17-16 4 15 pass Nat Moore 15 yard pass from Don Strock (Uwe von Schamann kick)
4 1980-09-14 @ MIA W, 17-16 4 0 fumble Nick Giaquinto 0 yard fumble return (Uwe von Schamann kick)
5 1980-09-21 PIT L, 28-30 2 45 pass Jim Smith 45 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
6 1980-09-21 PIT L, 28-30 2 14 pass Lynn Swann 14 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
7 1980-09-21 PIT L, 28-30 3 68 pass Lynn Swann 68 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
8 1980-09-21 PIT L, 28-30 4 4 rush Greg Hawthorne 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1980-09-28 HOU W, 13-10 2 1 rush Ronnie Coleman 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1980-10-05 @ GNB W, 14-9 1 15 pass James Lofton 15 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
11 1980-10-05 @ GNB W, 14-9 2 8 pass Steve Atkins 8 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1980-10-12 @ PIT L, 16-17 3 1 rush Russell Davis 1 yard rush
13 1980-10-12 @ PIT L, 16-17 3 13 pass Jim Smith 13 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
14 1980-10-26 @ HOU W, 23-3 3 55 rush Earl Campbell 55 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1980-10-26 @ HOU W, 23-3 4 3 rush Earl Campbell 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1980-11-02 SDG W, 31-14 1 7 rush Mike Thomas 7 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
17 1980-11-02 SDG W, 31-14 2 11 pass Kellen Winslow 11 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
18 1980-11-02 SDG W, 31-14 3 9 pass John Jefferson 9 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
19 1980-11-02 SDG W, 31-14 3 16 pass John Jefferson 16 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
20 1980-11-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 2 2 rush Mark van Eeghen 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
21 1980-11-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 2 8 rush Kenny King 8 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
22 1980-11-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 3 90 kickoff Arthur Whittington 90 yard kickoff return (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1980-11-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 4 4 rush Jim Plunkett 4 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1980-11-16 BUF W, 14-0 2 16 pass Jerry Butler 16 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
25 1980-11-16 BUF W, 14-0 4 5 rush Roland Hooks 5 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
26 1980-11-23 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 16 pass Reggie Rucker 16 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1980-11-23 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 5 pass Calvin Hill 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1980-11-23 @ CLE W, 31-7 3 2 pass Greg Pruitt 2 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1980-11-23 @ CLE W, 31-7 3 55 pass Ricky Feacher 55 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
30 1980-12-07 BAL L, 33-34 4 2 rush Marvin Sims 2 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
31 1980-12-07 BAL L, 33-34 4 16 pass Randy Burke 16 yard pass from Bert Jones
32 1980-12-07 BAL L, 33-34 4 1 rush Curtis Dickey 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
33 1980-12-07 BAL L, 33-34 4 22 pass Curtis Dickey 22 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
34 1980-12-14 @ CHI L, 14-17 2 0 fumble Alan Page 0 yard fumble return (Bob Thomas kick)
35 1980-12-14 @ CHI L, 14-17 4 1 rush Roland Harper 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
36 1980-12-21 CLE W, 27-24 2 42 pass Reggie Rucker 42 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
37 1980-12-21 CLE W, 27-24 3 35 pass Ricky Feacher 35 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
38 1980-12-21 CLE W, 27-24 3 34 pass Ricky Feacher 34 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)