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1983 Cincinnati Bengals

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.5, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 1.7, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 346 points (21.6/g), 16th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 302 points (18.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

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

Team Info

Owner/General Manager Paul Brown
Owner/President John Sawyer
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 346 5287 1036 5.1 33 15 21 327 290 454 3183 14 18 6.4 179 542 2104 24 3.9 127
Team Defense 302 4327 973 4.4 39 16 24 276 288 502 2828 17 23 5.2 156 430 1499 16 3.5 96
Lg Rank Offense 16 14 6 9 7 21 14 25 5 7 8 16 2 19
Lg Rank Defense 6 1 13 17 1 16 3 3 12 2 3 2 18 2

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 4 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Raiders 10 20 17 261 203 58 3 22 257 133 124 1
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 Buffalo Bills 6 10 15 281 201 80 21 267 157 110
3 Thu September 15 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 17 18 301 199 102 3 18 302 218 84 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 17 19 267 146 121 2 22 343 291 52 4
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 Baltimore Colts 31 34 21 393 313 80 4 19 264 98 166
6 Mon October 10 boxscore L 1-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 24 22 281 176 105 5 9 168 112 56 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-6 @ Denver Broncos 17 24 22 357 252 105 1 22 386 276 110 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-6 Cleveland Browns 28 21 17 288 154 134 1 16 272 198 74 2
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 3-6 Green Bay Packers 34 14 30 464 241 223 1 17 283 210 73 3
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-6 @ Houston Oilers 55 14 22 324 117 207 1 20 302 230 72 7
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 15 20 19 277 170 107 2 16 292 234 58
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-7 Houston Oilers 38 10 22 361 166 195 12 199 158 41 4
13 Mon November 28 boxscore L 5-8 @ Miami Dolphins 14 38 17 373 325 48 4 21 359 236 123 1
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 6-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 10 21 354 159 195 9 154 70 84 5
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 7-8 Detroit Lions 17 9 21 326 123 203 3 16 221 105 116 3
16 Sat December 17 boxscore L 7-9 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 20 24 379 238 141 3 16 258 102 156 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 34 QB 13 13 5-8-0 198 297 66.7 2333 12 4.0 13 4.4 80 7.9 6.7 11.8 179.5 85.6 25 187 6.66 5.59 7.8
15 Turk Schonert 26 qb 9 3 2-1-0 92 156 59.0 1159 2 1.3 5 3.2 54 7.4 6.2 12.6 128.8 73.1 15 122 6.06 4.98 8.8 1 0
86 Steve Kreider 25 wr 16 2 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 26.3 16 7-9-0 290 454 63.9 3492 14 3.1 18 4.0 80 7.7 6.5 12.0 218.3 81.1 40 309 6.44 5.37 8.1 1 0
Opp Total 16 288 502 57.4 3163 17 3.4 23 4.6 6.3 4.92 11.0 197.7 68.3 41 335 5.2 3.9 7.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 29 FB 11 8 210 763 14 16 3.6 69.4 19.1 15 129 8.6 0 18 1.4 11.7 892 14 2
40 Charles Alexander 26 fb/RB 14 14 153 523 3 12 3.4 37.4 10.9 32 187 5.8 0 14 2.3 13.4 710 3 1
32 Stanley Wilson 22 rb 10 2 56 267 1 18 4.8 26.7 5.6 12 107 8.9 1 19 1.2 10.7 374 2 4
28 Larry Kinnebrew 24 16 0 39 156 3 17 4.0 9.8 2.4 2 4 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.3 160 3 3
15 Turk Schonert 26 qb 9 3 29 117 2 15 4.0 13.0 3.2 117 2 6
23 Rodney Tate 24 rb 12 8 25 77 0 13 3.1 6.4 2.1 18 142 7.9 0 25 1.5 11.8 219 0 3
14 Ken Anderson 34 QB 13 13 22 147 1 29 6.7 11.3 1.7 147 1 4
80 Cris Collinsworth* 24 WR 14 14 2 2 0 8 1.0 0.1 0.1 66 1130 17.1 5 63 4.7 80.7 1132 5 2
81 David Verser 25 13 0 2 31 0 29 15.5 2.4 0.2 7 82 11.7 0 22 0.5 6.3 113 0 0
88 Mike Martin 23 10 0 2 21 0 15 10.5 2.1 0.2 2 22 11.0 0 12 0.2 2.2 43 0 2
86 Steve Kreider 25 wr 16 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 42 554 13.2 1 54 2.6 34.6 556 1 0
11 Jeff Christensen 23 1 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 1.0 -2 0 0
85 Isaac Curtis 33 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 571 13.6 2 80 2.6 35.7 571 2 1
89 Dan Ross 26 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 483 11.5 3 30 2.6 30.2 483 3 0
83 M.L. Harris 29 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 66 8.3 2 14 0.7 5.5 66 2 0
82 Rodney Holman 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 0 10 0.1 0.9 15 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 542 2104 24 29 3.9 131.5 33.9 290 3492 12.0 14 80 18.1 218.3 5596 38 35
Opp Total 16 430 1499 16 3.5 93.7 26.9 288 2828 9.8 17 18.0 176.8 4327 33 35

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
25 John Simmons 25 KR/PR 16 0 25 173 0 43 6.9 14 317 0 36 22.6 490
88 Mike Martin 23 10 0 23 227 0 19 9.9 1 19 0 19 19.0 289
23 Rodney Tate 24 rb 12 8 13 218 0 23 16.8 437
81 David Verser 25 13 0 13 253 0 29 19.5 366
32 Stanley Wilson 22 rb 10 2 7 161 0 32 23.0 535
20 Ray Horton 23 lcb 16 5 1 10 0 10 10.0 5 128 0 49 25.6 138
52 Tom Dinkel 27 LOLB 16 11 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 26.3 16 49 410 0 43 8.4 54 1097 0 49 20.3 7103
Opp Total 16 41 310 0 7.6 68 1298 0 19.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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 30 P 16 0 67 2804 60 2 41.9
10 Jim Breech 27 K 16 0 2 2 7 7 7 5 5 2 2 23 16 69.6% 41 39 95.1%
79 Ross Browner 29 RDE 12 9 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.3 16 2 2 7 7 7 5 5 2 2 23 16 69.6% 42 40 95.2% 67 2804 60 2 41.9
Opp Total 16 22 17 77.3% 36 35 97.2% 76 3215 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
69 Tim Krumrie 23 nt 16 2 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 53 0
73 Eddie Edwards 29 LDE 16 16 13.0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Reggie Williams 29 ROLB 16 16 7.5 0 0 4 59 1
15 Turk Schonert 26 qb 9 3 0 6 4 0 0
13 Ken Riley+ 36 RCB 14 14 8 89 2 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Ray Horton 23 lcb 16 5 5 121 1 55 0 0 1 1 0 0
25 John Simmons 25 KR/PR 16 0 0 4 3 0 0
76 Glen Collins 24 rde 16 7 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Stanley Wilson 22 rb 10 2 0 4 2 0 0
14 Ken Anderson 34 QB 13 13 0 4 1 0 0
44 Ray Griffin 27 16 0 1.0 2 24 0 24 0 0 0 2 13 0
26 Bobby Kemp 24 SS 16 16 1.0 3 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Louis Breeden 30 LCB 14 13 1.0 2 47 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Larry Kinnebrew 24 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
79 Ross Browner 29 RDE 12 9 3.0
50 Glenn Cameron 30 RILB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 1 0
80 Cris Collinsworth* 24 WR 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
46 Pete Johnson 29 FB 11 8 0 2 1 0 0
62 Dave Lapham 31 LG 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
23 Rodney Tate 24 rb 12 8 0 3 0 0 0
52 Tom Dinkel 27 LOLB 16 11 0.5 0 0 2 4 0
67 Gary Burley 31 14 0 2.0
37 Robert Jackson 25 FS 16 16 2 21 0 15 0
88 Mike Martin 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
64 Dave Rimington 23 C 12 11 0 1 1 0 0
61 Jerry Boyarsky 24 NT 15 14 1.5
40 Charles Alexander 26 fb/RB 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
10 Jim Breech 27 K 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Isaac Curtis 33 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
58 Guy Frazier 24 lolb 10 5 1.0
22 James Griffin 22 16 0 1 41 1 41 0
55 Jim LeClair 33 LILB 14 14 1.0
51 Rick Razzano 28 lb 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
56 Ron Simpkins 25 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 41.0 23 369 4 55 0 0 35 35 77 1 53 0
Opp Total 16 40 35 19

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Jim Breech 27 K 16 0 39 16 87
46 Pete Johnson 29 FB 11 8 14 14 84
80 Cris Collinsworth* 24 WR 14 14 5 5 30
40 Charles Alexander 26 fb/RB 14 14 3 3 18
28 Larry Kinnebrew 24 16 0 3 3 18
89 Dan Ross 26 TE 16 15 3 3 18
85 Isaac Curtis 33 WR 16 16 2 2 12
83 M.L. Harris 29 te 12 1 2 2 12
13 Ken Riley+ 36 RCB 14 14 2 2 12
15 Turk Schonert 26 qb 9 3 2 2 12
32 Stanley Wilson 22 rb 10 2 1 1 2 12
14 Ken Anderson 34 QB 13 13 1 1 6
22 James Griffin 22 16 0 1 1 6
20 Ray Horton 23 lcb 16 5 1 1 6
86 Steve Kreider 25 wr 16 2 1 1 6
57 Reggie Williams 29 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
79 Ross Browner 29 RDE 12 9 1 1
Team Total 26.3 16 24 14 1 4 43 40 16 346
Opp Total 16 16 17 1 2 35 17 302