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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
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 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

W# 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. 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 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(+)
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 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(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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(+)
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 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(+)
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
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. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 RAI L, 10-20 4 9 pass M.L. Harris 9 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
2 1983-09-15 @ CLE L, 7-17 2 1 rush Larry Kinnebrew 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
3 1983-09-25 @ TAM W, 23-17 1 34 interception Ken Riley 34 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
4 1983-09-25 @ TAM W, 23-17 1 4 pass Stanley Wilson 4 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
5 1983-09-25 @ TAM W, 23-17 2 2 rush Charles Alexander 2 yard rush (pass failed)
6 1983-10-02 BAL L, 31-34 1 3 pass M.L. Harris 3 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
7 1983-10-02 BAL L, 31-34 2 20 pass Isaac Curtis 20 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
8 1983-10-02 BAL L, 31-34 2 3 rush Ken Anderson 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
9 1983-10-02 BAL L, 31-34 3 20 pass Cris Collinsworth 20 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
10 1983-10-10 PIT L, 14-24 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
11 1983-10-10 PIT L, 14-24 2 41 interception James Griffin 41 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
12 1983-10-16 @ DEN L, 17-24 1 3 rush Charles Alexander 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
13 1983-10-16 @ DEN L, 17-24 3 55 interception Ray Horton 55 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
14 1983-10-23 CLE W, 28-21 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
15 1983-10-23 CLE W, 28-21 3 1 rush Turk Schonert 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
16 1983-10-23 CLE W, 28-21 4 4 rush Charles Alexander 4 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
17 1983-10-23 CLE W, 28-21 4 42 interception Ken Riley 42 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
18 1983-10-30 GNB W, 34-14 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush
19 1983-10-30 GNB W, 34-14 2 5 rush Pete Johnson 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
20 1983-10-30 GNB W, 34-14 2 4 rush Turk Schonert 4 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
21 1983-10-30 GNB W, 34-14 2 2 pass Cris Collinsworth 2 yard pass from Turk Schonert (Jim Breech kick)
22 1983-10-30 GNB W, 34-14 4 10 pass Steve Kreider 10 yard pass from Turk Schonert (Jim Breech kick)
23 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 1 5 rush Pete Johnson 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
24 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 1 14 pass Cris Collinsworth 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
25 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
26 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Ross Browner pass from Steve Kreider)
27 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 3 1 rush Stanley Wilson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
28 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 3 59 fumble Reggie Williams 59 yard fumble return (Jim Breech kick)
29 1983-11-06 @ HOU W, 55-14 4 3 rush Larry Kinnebrew 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
30 1983-11-13 @ KAN L, 15-20 4 5 pass Cris Collinsworth 5 yard pass from Ken Anderson
31 1983-11-20 HOU W, 38-10 1 16 pass Dan Ross 16 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
32 1983-11-20 HOU W, 38-10 1 45 pass Cris Collinsworth 45 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
33 1983-11-20 HOU W, 38-10 2 12 rush Pete Johnson 12 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
34 1983-11-20 HOU W, 38-10 2 10 rush Pete Johnson 10 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
35 1983-11-20 HOU W, 38-10 2 1 pass Dan Ross 1 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
36 1983-11-28 @ MIA L, 14-38 2 80 pass Isaac Curtis 80 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
37 1983-11-28 @ MIA L, 14-38 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
38 1983-12-04 @ PIT W, 23-10 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
39 1983-12-04 @ PIT W, 23-10 1 16 rush Pete Johnson 16 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
40 1983-12-11 DET W, 17-9 1 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
41 1983-12-11 DET W, 17-9 2 2 rush Pete Johnson 2 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
42 1983-12-17 @ MIN L, 14-20 2 7 pass Dan Ross 7 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
43 1983-12-17 @ MIN L, 14-20 3 2 rush Larry Kinnebrew 2 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 RAI W, 20-10 1 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
2 1983-09-04 RAI W, 20-10 2 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1983-09-11 BUF W, 10-6 3 14 pass Jerry Butler 14 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Fred Steinfort kick)
4 1983-09-15 @ CLE W, 17-7 1 19 pass Ozzie Newsome 19 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1983-09-15 @ CLE W, 17-7 3 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
6 1983-09-25 @ TAM L, 17-23 2 1 rush James Owens 1 yard rush (Bill Capece kick)
7 1983-09-25 @ TAM L, 17-23 4 15 pass Kevin House 15 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Bill Capece kick)
8 1983-10-02 BAL W, 34-31 1 9 rush Alvin Moore 9 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
9 1983-10-02 BAL W, 34-31 2 1 rush Randy McMillan 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
10 1983-10-02 BAL W, 34-31 3 8 rush Randy McMillan 8 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
11 1983-10-02 BAL W, 34-31 4 3 rush Curtis Dickey 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
12 1983-10-10 PIT W, 24-14 1 38 fumble Rick Woods 38 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1983-10-10 PIT W, 24-14 4 34 interception Ron Johnson 34 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1983-10-10 PIT W, 24-14 4 70 interception Harvey Clayton 70 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1983-10-16 @ DEN W, 24-17 1 3 pass Dave Preston 3 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
16 1983-10-16 @ DEN W, 24-17 3 3 rush Rick Parros 3 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
17 1983-10-16 @ DEN W, 24-17 4 7 pass Rick Parros 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
18 1983-10-23 CLE L, 21-28 2 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
19 1983-10-23 CLE L, 21-28 2 8 pass Bobby Jones 8 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
20 1983-10-23 CLE L, 21-28 3 17 pass Ozzie Newsome 17 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
21 1983-10-30 GNB L, 14-34 1 1 rush Lynn Dickey 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1983-10-30 GNB L, 14-34 3 11 pass Paul Coffman 11 yard pass from Gerry Ellis (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1983-11-06 @ HOU L, 14-55 4 21 pass Tim Smith 21 yard pass from Oliver Luck (Florian Kempf kick)
24 1983-11-06 @ HOU L, 14-55 4 1 rush Curtis Brown 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
25 1983-11-13 @ KAN W, 20-15 2 1 rush Bill Kenney 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
26 1983-11-13 @ KAN W, 20-15 3 21 pass Willie Scott 21 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
27 1983-11-20 HOU L, 10-38 4 14 pass Walt Arnold 14 yard pass from Oliver Luck (Florian Kempf kick)
28 1983-11-28 @ MIA W, 38-14 1 7 pass Mark Duper 7 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
29 1983-11-28 @ MIA W, 38-14 2 1 rush Tony Nathan 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
30 1983-11-28 @ MIA W, 38-14 3 15 pass Mark Duper 15 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
31 1983-11-28 @ MIA W, 38-14 4 3 pass Dan Johnson 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
32 1983-11-28 @ MIA W, 38-14 4 5 rush Andra Franklin 5 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
33 1983-12-04 @ PIT L, 10-23 4 29 pass Franco Harris 29 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (Gary Anderson kick)
34 1983-12-17 @ MIN W, 20-14 2 2 pass Steve Jordan 2 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Benny Ricardo kick)
35 1983-12-17 @ MIN W, 20-14 4 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
36 1983-12-17 @ MIN W, 20-14 4 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush