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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 244 4884 1060 4.6 33 8 283 281 510 2815 17 25 5.1 147 513 2069 9 4.0 111 118 949 25
Opp. Stats 312 4804 995 4.8 42 22 286 284 491 3124 22 20 5.9 154 469 1680 13 3.6 111 106 809 21
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 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. 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. 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 6634
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 44 22 37

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
19 Ian Sunter 28 K 10 0 15 15 11 20 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 12 4 7 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 2 1
Team Total 25.3 16 9 17 2 28 27 28 15 29 2 246
Opp Total 16 13 22 1 2 36 38 16 27 312

Touchdown Log

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