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1988 Cincinnati Bengals

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12-4-0, AFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 7.1, Defense: -1.0, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 448 points (28.0/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 329 points (20.6/g), 16th.
 Differential of 119 points (7.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Sam Wyche (12-4-0)
 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 448 6057 985 6.1 27 13 27 351 225 392 3347 28 14 7.9 165 563 2710 27 4.8 159
Team Defense 329 5182 1059 4.9 36 14 19 322 283 524 3134 19 22 5.5 177 493 2048 18 4.2 126
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 3 10 1 27 11 4 2 1 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 16 15 10 16 25 20 10 12 6 8 15 18 20 22

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 Phoenix Cardinals 21 14 21 403 251 152 1 23 374 207 167 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 24 20 431 353 78 3 28 415 225 190 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 3-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 12 20 306 190 116 1 19 319 195 124 6
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 4-0 Cleveland Browns 24 17 22 393 180 213 20 322 254 68 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 5-0 @ Los Angeles Raiders 45 21 28 496 332 164 1 20 405 309 96 5
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 6-0 New York Jets 36 19 23 402 196 206 2 16 226 117 109 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 6-1 @ New England Patriots 21 27 23 365 225 140 6 22 311 153 158
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 7-1 Houston Oilers 44 21 25 353 131 222 4 18 205 101 104 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 7-2 @ Cleveland Browns 16 23 18 281 153 128 17 302 203 99 2
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 8-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 42 7 28 559 338 221 2 15 198 97 101
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 8-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 28 31 19 307 157 150 2 24 418 276 142
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 9-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 38 24 23 410 196 214 1 23 355 176 179 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 10-3 Buffalo Bills 35 21 34 455 223 232 21 353 243 110 4
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 11-3 San Diego Chargers 27 10 21 352 145 207 2 14 211 123 88 4
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 11-4 @ Houston Oilers 6 41 10 226 94 132 2 19 396 249 147 2
16 Sat December 17 boxscore W OT 12-4 Washington Redskins 20 17 16 318 183 135 23 372 206 166 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 31 boxscore W 13-4 Seattle Seahawks 21 13 22 345 91 254 2 19 294 276 18 3
ConfChamp Sun January 8 boxscore W 14-4 Buffalo Bills 21 10 23 249 74 175 2 10 181 136 45 3
SuperBowl Sun January 22 boxscore L 14-5 N San Francisco 49ers 16 20 13 229 123 106 1 23 452 341 111 2

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*+ 27 QB 16 16 12-4-0 223 388 57.5 3572 28 7.2 14 3.6 86 9.2 9.0 16.0 223.3 97.4 30 245 7.96 7.79 7.2 3 4
15 Turk Schonert 31 16 0 2 4 50.0 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 5.0 5.0 10.0 1.3 64.6 0 0 5.00 5.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 12-4-0 225 392 57.4 3592 28 7.1 14 3.6 86 9.2 9.0 16.0 224.5 97.0 30 245 7.93 7.77 7.1 3 4
Opp Total 16 283 524 54.0 3508 19 3.6 22 4.2 6.7 5.53 12.4 219.3 69.6 42 374 5.5 4.5 7.4

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
31 Ickey Woods 22 FB 16 10 203 1066 15 56 5.3 66.6 12.7 21 199 9.5 0 25 1.3 12.4 1265 15 8
21 James Brooks* 30 RB 15 15 182 931 8 51 5.1 62.1 12.1 29 287 9.9 6 28 1.9 19.1 1218 14 1
32 Stanley Wilson 27 fb 15 6 112 398 2 19 3.6 26.5 7.5 9 110 12.2 1 28 0.6 7.3 508 3 3
7 Boomer Esiason*+ 27 QB 16 16 43 248 1 24 5.8 15.5 2.7 248 1 5
36 Stanford Jennings 26 KR 16 1 17 47 1 9 2.8 2.9 1.1 5 75 15.0 0 31 0.3 4.7 122 1 1
23 Marc Logan 23 9 0 2 10 0 9 5.0 1.1 0.2 2 20 10.0 0 17 0.2 2.2 30 0 1
15 Turk Schonert 31 16 0 2 10 0 7 5.0 0.6 0.1 10 0 0
81 Eddie Brown* 26 WR 16 16 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 53 1273 24.0 9 86 3.3 79.6 1268 9 1
12 Mike Norseth 24 1 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5.0 1.0 5 0 0
82 Rodney Holman* 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 527 13.5 3 33 2.4 32.9 527 3 2
85 Tim McGee 24 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 686 19.1 6 78 2.3 42.9 686 6 0
80 Cris Collinsworth 29 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 227 17.5 1 36 1.0 17.5 227 1 1
87 Jim Riggs 25 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 82 9.1 0 16 0.6 5.1 82 0 2
89 Ira Hillary 26 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 76 15.2 1 31 0.3 4.8 76 1 0
84 Eric Kattus 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 8 4.0 0 11 0.5 2.0 8 0 1
88 Mike Martin 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 22 11.0 1 15 0.5 5.5 22 1 0
Team Total 26.1 16 563 2710 27 56 4.8 169.4 35.2 225 3592 16.0 28 86 14.1 224.5 6302 55 28
Opp Total 16 493 2048 18 4.2 128.0 30.8 283 3134 11.1 19 17.7 195.9 5182 37 28

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
36 Stanford Jennings 26 KR 16 1 32 684 1 98 21.4 806
89 Ira Hillary 26 PR 16 0 17 166 0 20 9.8 12 195 0 24 16.3 437
81 Eddie Brown* 26 WR 16 16 10 48 0 13 4.8 1316
27 Barney Bussey 26 16 0 7 83 0 22 11.9 83
88 Mike Martin 28 4 0 5 30 0 10 6.0 52
23 Marc Logan 23 9 0 4 80 0 24 20.0 110
21 James Brooks* 30 RB 15 15 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 1212
29 Rickey Dixon 22 15 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 26.1 16 32 244 0 20 7.6 57 1054 1 98 18.5 7600
Opp Total 16 32 280 0 8.8 61 1335 0 21.9

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 32 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 4 3 5 2 1 16 11 68.8% 59 56 94.9% 3 64 30 0 21.3
17 Scott Fulhage 27 P 13 0 44 1672 53 2 38.0
11 Lee Johnson 27 p 12 0 2 1 2 1 50.0% 14 594 52 0 42.4
7 Boomer Esiason*+ 27 QB 16 16 1 21 21 0 21.0
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 5 5 4 3 5 2 3 1 18 12 66.7% 59 56 94.9% 62 2351 53 2 37.9
Opp Total 16 24 17 70.8% 39 38 97.4% 65 2594 39.9

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*+ 28 NT 16 16 3.0 0 0 3 0 0 152 0
22 Eric Thomas* 24 RCB 16 16 7 61 0 37 0 64 0
58 Joe Kelly 24 RILB 16 15 61 0
27 Barney Bussey 26 16 0 4.0 0 1 1 0 0 25 0
70 Jim Skow 25 RDE 16 16 9.5
7 Boomer Esiason*+ 27 QB 16 16 0 5 4 0 0
31 Ickey Woods 22 FB 16 10 0 8 1 0 0
33 David Fulcher* 24 SS 16 16 1.5 5 38 1 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Lewis Billups 25 LCB 16 16 4 47 0 29 0 0 0 2 26 1
99 Jason Buck 25 16 0 6.0
98 David Grant 23 16 0 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Leo Barker 29 lb 16 1 3.0 0 0 1 34 1
20 Ray Horton 28 14 0 1.0 3 13 0 11 0
51 Leon White 25 LOLB 16 16 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Rodney Holman* 28 TE 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
87 Jim Riggs 25 te 16 1 0 2 1 0 0
41 Solomon Wilcots 24 FS 16 16 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Stanley Wilson 27 fb 15 6 0 3 0 0 0
57 Reggie Williams 34 ROLB 16 16 2.5
55 Ed Brady 26 16 0 1 0
81 Eddie Brown* 26 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
29 Rickey Dixon 22 15 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 -3 0
72 Skip McClendon 24 LDE 16 16 2.0
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 30 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
91 Carl Zander 25 LILB 16 16 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 James Brooks* 30 RB 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
80 Cris Collinsworth 29 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Stanford Jennings 26 KR 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
84 Eric Kattus 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Marc Logan 23 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Tim McGee 24 WR 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
73 Eddie Edwards 34 11 0 0.5
Team Total 26.1 16 41.0 22 181 1 37 0 0 28 24 57 2 303 0
Opp Total 16 30 28 14 3

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Ickey Woods 22 FB 16 10 15 15 90
3 Jim Breech 32 K 16 0 56 11 89
21 James Brooks* 30 RB 15 15 8 6 14 84
81 Eddie Brown* 26 WR 16 16 9 9 54
85 Tim McGee 24 WR 16 15 6 6 36
82 Rodney Holman* 28 TE 16 16 3 3 18
32 Stanley Wilson 27 fb 15 6 2 1 3 18
36 Stanford Jennings 26 KR 16 1 1 1 2 12
53 Leo Barker 29 lb 16 1 1 1 6
24 Lewis Billups 25 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Cris Collinsworth 29 13 0 1 1 6
7 Boomer Esiason*+ 27 QB 16 16 1 1 6
33 David Fulcher* 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
89 Ira Hillary 26 PR 16 0 1 1 6
88 Mike Martin 28 4 0 1 1 6
11 Lee Johnson 27 p 12 0 1 3
Team Total 26.1 16 27 28 1 2 1 59 56 12 1 446
Opp Total 16 18 19 1 38 17 3 329