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1987 Cincinnati Bengals

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4-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -1.8, Defense: -1.9, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (19.0/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 370 points (24.7/g), 24th.
 Differential of -85 points (-5.7/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-9.7.

Coach: Sam Wyche (4-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bruce Coslet
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau

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

Team Info

Owner/General Manager Paul Brown
Owner/President John Sawyer
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 285 5377 1045 5.1 32 12 30 319 255 475 3213 17 20 6.3 159 538 2164 13 4.0 130
Team Defense 370 4697 937 5.0 26 12 18 286 267 456 3056 24 14 6.2 169 441 1641 15 3.7 99
Lg Rank Offense 20 5 8 4 5 18 9 20 17 7 2 4 12 13
Lg Rank Defense 24 8 27 22 12 6 14 17 23 19 8 8 17 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Indianapolis Colts 23 21 25 403 216 187 1 15 291 206 85 3
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 San Francisco 49ers 26 27 19 292 164 128 1 16 261 205 56 1
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 San Diego Chargers 9 10 11 206 -13 219 15 261 169 92 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 17 10 22 367 97 270 3 17 216 126 90 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-3 Cleveland Browns 0 34 6 95 30 65 3 29 410 287 123 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 23 17 433 292 141 2 17 282 204 78
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-5 Houston Oilers 29 31 25 504 383 121 3 19 227 145 82 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-6 Miami Dolphins 14 20 23 358 202 156 2 22 333 235 98
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 3-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 16 10 27 416 146 270 2 13 266 147 119 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 3-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 30 28 448 373 75 5 14 328 194 134 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 3-8 @ New York Jets 20 27 21 339 233 106 2 20 328 205 123 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W OT 4-8 Kansas City Chiefs 30 27 31 503 359 144 21 322 209 113 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 4-9 @ Cleveland Browns 24 38 24 417 352 65 2 19 390 237 153 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 4-10 New Orleans Saints 24 41 24 237 112 125 4 24 321 220 101
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 4-11 @ Houston Oilers 17 21 16 359 267 92 2 25 461 267 194 3

Passing

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
7 Boomer Esiason 26 QB 12 12 3-9-0 240 440 54.5 3321 16 3.6 19 4.3 61 7.5 6.3 13.8 276.8 73.1 26 209 6.68 5.53 5.6 3 3
11 Dave Walter 23 qb 3 2 1-1-0 10 21 47.6 113 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 5.4 5.4 11.3 37.7 64.2 2 15 4.26 4.26 8.7
18 Adrian Breen 22 qb 2 1 0-1-0 3 8 37.5 9 1 12.5 0 0.0 6 1.1 3.6 3.0 4.5 85.4 3 18 -0.82 1.00 27.3
16 Ben Bennett 25 1 0 2 6 33.3 25 0 0.0 1 16.7 18 4.2 -3.3 12.5 25.0 7.6 0 0 4.17 -3.33 0.0
89 Ira Hillary 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 13 -13.00 -13.00 100.0
Team Total 24.9 15 4-11-0 255 475 53.7 3468 17 3.6 20 4.2 61 7.3 6.1 13.6 231.2 71.6 32 255 6.34 5.23 6.3 3 3
Opp Total 15 267 456 58.6 3359 24 5.3 14 3.1 7.4 7.04 12.6 223.9 86.3 40 303 6.2 5.9 8.1

Rushing & Receiving

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
28 Larry Kinnebrew 28 FB 11 8 145 570 8 52 3.9 51.8 13.2 9 114 12.7 0 25 0.8 10.4 684 8 1
21 James Brooks 29 RB 9 7 94 290 1 18 3.1 32.2 10.4 22 272 12.4 2 46 2.4 30.2 562 3 0
36 Stanford Jennings 25 rb 12 5 70 314 1 18 4.5 26.2 5.8 35 277 7.9 2 24 2.9 23.1 591 3 0
7 Boomer Esiason 26 QB 12 12 52 241 0 19 4.6 20.1 4.3 241 0 10
30 Bill Johnson 27 rb 11 4 39 205 1 20 5.3 18.6 3.5 3 19 6.3 0 9 0.3 1.7 224 1 0
23 Marc Logan 22 rb 3 3 37 203 1 51 5.5 67.7 12.3 3 14 4.7 0 18 1.0 4.7 217 1 0
40 David McCluskey 24 rb 3 3 29 94 1 12 3.2 31.3 9.7 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.7 102 1 2
49 Dana Wright 24 5 0 24 74 0 10 3.1 14.8 4.8 4 28 7.0 0 11 0.8 5.6 102 0 1
46 Dan Rice 24 3 0 18 59 0 8 3.3 19.7 6.0 59 0 0
11 Dave Walter 23 qb 3 2 16 70 0 16 4.4 23.3 5.3 70 0 6
18 Adrian Breen 22 qb 2 1 6 18 0 9 3.0 9.0 3.0 18 0 1
85 Greg Meehan 24 wr 3 3 4 19 0 17 4.8 6.3 1.3 3 25 8.3 0 12 1.0 8.3 44 0 1
16 Ben Bennett 25 1 0 2 17 0 9 8.5 17.0 2.0 17 0 0
81 Eddie Brown 25 WR 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 44 608 13.8 3 47 3.7 50.7 608 3 3
85 Tim McGee 23 wr 11 6 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.9 0.1 23 408 17.7 1 49 2.1 37.1 398 1 0
80 Cris Collinsworth 28 WR 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 494 15.9 0 53 3.9 61.8 494 0 0
82 Rodney Holman 27 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 438 15.6 2 61 2.3 36.5 438 2 0
88 Mike Martin 27 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 394 19.7 3 54 1.7 32.8 394 3 1
84 Eric Kattus 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 217 12.1 2 57 1.6 19.7 217 2 0
89 Ira Hillary 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 0 23 0.5 5.9 65 0 0
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 29 LT 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 1 12 0.2 1.4 15 1 0
81 Marquis Pleasant 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 45 22.5 0 35 0.7 15.0 45 0 0
82 Wade Russell 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 27 13.5 1 23 0.7 9.0 27 1 0
Team Total 24.9 15 538 2164 13 52 4.0 144.3 35.9 255 3468 13.6 17 61 17.0 231.2 5632 30 29
Opp Total 15 441 1641 15 3.7 109.4 29.4 267 3056 11.4 24 17.8 203.7 4697 39 26

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
88 Mike Martin 27 PR 12 0 28 277 0 21 9.9 3 51 0 20 17.0 722
27 Barney Bussey 25 KR 12 1 21 406 0 34 19.3 406
85 Tim McGee 23 wr 11 6 15 242 0 24 16.1 640
49 Dana Wright 24 5 0 13 266 0 30 20.5 368
86 Ken Brown 22 wr 3 3 5 16 0 10 3.2 3 45 0 20 15.0 61
23 Marc Logan 22 rb 3 3 3 31 0 16 10.3 248
21 James Brooks 29 RB 9 7 2 42 0 23 21.0 604
36 Stanford Jennings 25 rb 12 5 2 32 0 18 16.0 623
84 Eric Kattus 24 11 0 2 22 0 13 11.0 239
33 David Fulcher 23 SS 11 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
89 Ira Hillary 25 11 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 80
20 Ray Horton 27 LCB 12 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
85 Greg Meehan 24 wr 3 3 1 9 0 9 9.0 53
Team Total 24.9 15 34 293 0 21 8.6 67 1161 0 34 17.3 7086
Opp Total 15 42 299 0 7.1 62 1145 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

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
3 Jim Breech 31 K 12 0 7 6 12 12 11 6 30 24 80.0% 27 25 92.6%
17 Scott Fulhage 26 P 11 0 52 2168 58 0 41.7
10 Greg Horne 23 p 4 0 19 759 57 0 39.9
9 Massimo Manca 23 k 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0% 3 3 100.0%
7 Boomer Esiason 26 QB 12 12 2 68 41 0 34.0
Team Total 24.9 15 8 7 12 12 12 6 32 25 78.1% 30 28 93.3% 73 2995 58 0 41.0
Opp Total 15 26 23 88.5% 43 43 100.0% 75 3015 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

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* 27 NT 12 12 3.5 88 0
58 Joe Kelly 23 RILB 10 10 1.0 45 0
27 Barney Bussey 25 KR 12 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
22 Eric Thomas 23 db 12 3 1.0 1 3 0 3 0 18 0
7 Boomer Esiason 26 QB 12 12 0 10 4 -8 0
11 Dave Walter 23 qb 3 2 0 6 3 -9 0
57 Reggie Williams 33 ROLB 15 15 6.0 0 0 2 0 0
33 David Fulcher 23 SS 11 11 3.0 3 30 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Eddie Edwards 33 LDE 14 14 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Jim Skow 24 RDE 12 12 4.5
81 Eddie Brown 25 WR 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
37 Robert Jackson 29 FS 12 12 3 49 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Emanuel King 24 LOLB 12 12 4.0
79 Bill Berthusen 23 nt 3 3 2.5 0 0 1 1 0
56 Toney Catchings 22 3 0 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
34 Louis Breeden 34 db 8 2 2 49 0 44 0
18 Adrian Breen 22 qb 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
99 Jason Buck 24 12 0 2.0
93 Kiki DeAyala 26 lb 12 2 0 0 2 0 0
40 David McCluskey 24 rb 3 3 0 2 0 0 0
50 Dave Rimington 27 C 8 8 0 2 0 -18 0
25 Daryl Smith 24 db 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
63 Joe Walter 24 RT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
24 Lewis Billups 24 RCB 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
55 Ed Brady 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Tom Flaherty 23 lb 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
71 Mike Hammerstein 24 11 0 1.0
82 Rodney Holman 27 TE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
36 Stanford Jennings 25 rb 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
28 Larry Kinnebrew 28 FB 11 8 0 1 0 0 0
64 Bruce Kozerski 25 c 8 4 0 0 1 0 0
58 Sam Manos 25 c 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
88 Mike Martin 27 PR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Greg Meehan 24 wr 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
42 Robert Niehoff 23 3 0 1 19 0 19 0
75 Bruce Reimers 27 LG 10 8 0 0 1 0 0
83 Dave Romasko 24 rb 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
59 Scott Schutt 24 3 0 1.0 1
51 David Ward 23 3 0 1.0
41 Solomon Wilcots 23 12 0 1 37 0 37 0
49 Dana Wright 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
91 Carl Zander 24 LILB 12 12 1.0
Team Total 24.9 15 40.0 14 187 0 44 0 0 29 29 -34 0 190 0 1
Opp Total 15 32 26 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Jim Breech 31 K 12 0 25 24 97
28 Larry Kinnebrew 28 FB 11 8 8 8 48
21 James Brooks 29 RB 9 7 1 2 3 18
81 Eddie Brown 25 WR 12 12 3 3 18
36 Stanford Jennings 25 rb 12 5 1 2 3 18
88 Mike Martin 27 PR 12 0 3 3 18
82 Rodney Holman 27 TE 12 12 2 2 12
84 Eric Kattus 24 11 0 2 2 12
30 Bill Johnson 27 rb 11 4 1 1 6
23 Marc Logan 22 rb 3 3 1 1 6
9 Massimo Manca 23 k 3 0 3 1 6
40 David McCluskey 24 rb 3 3 1 1 6
85 Tim McGee 23 wr 11 6 1 1 6
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 29 LT 11 11 1 1 6
82 Wade Russell 24 3 0 1 1 6
59 Scott Schutt 24 3 0 1 2
Team Total 24.9 15 13 17 30 28 25 1 285
Opp Total 15 15 24 2 43 23 370