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1988 Cincinnati Bengals

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in 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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Boomer Esiason*+ 27 4 16 223 for 388, 3,572 yards, 28 td, 14 int, & 43 rushes for 248 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
RB James Brooks* 30 7 15 182 rushes for 931 yards, 8 td, & 29 catches for 287 yards and 6 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
FB Ickey Woods 22 Rook 10 203 rushes for 1,066 yards, 15 td, & 21 catches for 199 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1988
WR Eddie Brown* 26 3 16 53 catches for 1,273 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1985
WR Tim McGee 24 2 15 36 catches for 686 yards, 6 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 21st pick / 1986
TE Rodney Holman* 28 6 16 39 catches for 527 yards, 3 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1982
LT Anthony Munoz*+ 30 8 16 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
LG Bruce Reimers 28 4 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 204th pick / 1984
C Bruce Kozerski 26 4 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 231st pick / 1984
RG Max Montoya* 32 9 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
RT Joe Walter 25 3 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
 Defensive Starters
LDE Skip McClendon 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1987
NT Tim Krumrie*+ 28 5 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 276th pick / 1983
RDE Jim Skow 25 2 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1986
LOLB Leon White 25 2 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1986
LILB Carl Zander 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1985
RILB Joe Kelly 24 2 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1986
ROLB Reggie Williams 34 12 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Lewis Billups 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1986
RCB Eric Thomas* 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1987
SS David Fulcher* 24 2 16 1.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1986
FS Solomon Wilcots 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 215th pick / 1987
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Breech 32 9 0 11 of 16 field goals & 56 of 59 extra points Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
P Scott Fulhage 27 1 0 44 punts for a 38.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Ira Hillary 26 1 0 17 punt returns for a 9.8 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 210th pick / 1985
KR Stanford Jennings 26 4 1 32 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1984

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Leo Barker 29 lb 16 1 226 6-2 New Mexico St. 11/7/1959 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 177th pick / 1984
24 Lewis Billups 25 LCB 16 16 190 5-11 North Alabama 10/10/1963 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1986
74 Brian Blados 26 t 16 1 300 6-5 North Carolina 1/11/1962 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 28th pick / 1984
55 Ed Brady 26 16 0 238 6-2 Illinois 6/17/1962 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 215th pick / 1984
3 Jim Breech 32 K 16 0 161 5-6 California 4/11/1956 9 2 Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
21 James Brooks* 30 RB 15 15 180 5-10 Auburn 12/28/1958 7 12 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
81 Eddie Brown* 26 WR 16 16 185 6-0 Miami (FL) 12/17/1962 3 17 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1985
99 Jason Buck 25 16 0 268 6-5 BYU 7/27/1963 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 17th pick / 1987
27 Barney Bussey 26 16 0 215 6-0 South Carolina St. 5/20/1962 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 119th pick / 1984
80 Cris Collinsworth 29 13 0 192 6-5 Florida 1/27/1959 7 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1981
34 Ellis Dillahunt 24 8 0 198 5-11 East Carolina 11/25/1964 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 253rd pick / 1988
29 Rickey Dixon 22 15 0 183 5-11 Oklahoma 12/26/1966 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1988
67 David Douglas 25 14 0 280 6-4 Tennessee 3/20/1963 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 204th pick / 1986
73 Eddie Edwards 34 11 0 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 4/25/1954 11 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
7 Boomer Esiason*+ 27 QB 16 16 224 6-5 Maryland 4/17/1961 4 19 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
33 David Fulcher* 24 SS 16 16 236 6-3 Arizona St. 9/28/1964 2 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1986
17 Scott Fulhage 27 P 13 0 191 5-11 Kansas St. 1/17/1961 1 1
98 David Grant 23 16 0 277 6-4 West Virginia 9/17/1965 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1988
89 Ira Hillary 26 PR 16 0 190 5-10 South Carolina 11/13/1962 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 210th pick / 1985
82 Rodney Holman* 28 TE 16 16 238 6-3 Tulane 4/20/1960 6 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1982
20 Ray Horton 28 14 0 189 5-10 Washington 4/12/1960 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1983
92 Tim Inglis 24 4 0 232 6-3 Toledo 3/10/1964 1 0
36 Stanford Jennings 26 KR 16 1 205 6-1 Furman 3/12/1962 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1984
11 Lee Johnson 27 12 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 3 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
84 Eric Kattus 25 4 0 240 6-5 Michigan 3/4/1963 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 91st pick / 1986
58 Joe Kelly 24 RILB 16 15 227 6-2 Washington 12/11/1964 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1986
90 Emanuel King 25 7 0 250 6-4 Alabama 8/15/1963 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 25th pick / 1985
64 Bruce Kozerski 26 C 16 16 287 6-4 Holy Cross 4/2/1962 4 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 231st pick / 1984
69 Tim Krumrie*+ 28 NT 16 16 270 6-2 Wisconsin 5/20/1960 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 276th pick / 1983
23 Marc Logan 23 9 0 217 6-0 Kentucky 5/9/1965 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 130th pick / 1987
88 Mike Martin 28 4 0 186 5-10 Illinois 11/18/1960 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 221st pick / 1983
96 Curtis Maxey 23 3 0 298 6-3 Grambling St. 6/28/1965 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 195th pick / 1988
72 Skip McClendon 24 LDE 16 16 282 6-6 Northwestern,Arizona St. 4/9/1964 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1987
85 Tim McGee 24 WR 16 15 183 5-10 Tennessee 8/7/1964 2 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 21st pick / 1986
65 Max Montoya* 32 RG 15 15 282 6-5 UCLA 5/12/1956 9 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 30 LT 16 16 278 6-6 USC 8/19/1958 8 17 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
12 Mike Norseth 24 1 0 200 6-2 Kansas 8/22/1964 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 174th pick / 1986
86 Carl Parker 23 3 0 201 6-2 Vanderbilt 2/5/1965 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 307th pick / 1988
75 Bruce Reimers 28 LG 16 16 285 6-7 Iowa St. 9/28/1960 4 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 204th pick / 1984
87 Jim Riggs 25 te 16 1 245 6-5 Clemson 9/29/1963 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1987
94 Rich Romer 22 4 0 222 6-3 Union (NY) 2/27/1966 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1988
15 Turk Schonert 31 16 0 191 6-1 Stanford 1/15/1957 7 0 Chicago Bears / 9th / 242nd pick / 1980
70 Jim Skow 25 RDE 16 16 253 6-3 Nebraska 6/29/1963 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1986
25 Daryl Smith 25 7 0 185 5-9 North Alabama 5/8/1963 1 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 249th pick / 1985
60 Dave Smith 24 14 0 290 6-6 Southern Illinois 12/12/1964 Rook 0
22 Eric Thomas* 24 RCB 16 16 184 5-11 Tulane 9/11/1964 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1987
59 Kevin Walker 23 3 0 238 6-2 Maryland 12/24/1965 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1988
63 Joe Walter 25 RT 16 16 292 6-7 Texas Tech 6/18/1963 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
51 Leon White 25 LOLB 16 16 240 6-3 BYU 10/4/1963 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1986
41 Solomon Wilcots 24 FS 16 16 189 5-11 Colorado 10/9/1964 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 215th pick / 1987
57 Reggie Williams 34 ROLB 16 16 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 12 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
32 Stanley Wilson 27 fb 15 6 209 5-10 Oklahoma 8/23/1961 5 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 248th pick / 1983
31 Ickey Woods 22 FB 16 10 231 6-2 UNLV 2/28/1966 Rook 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1988
91 Carl Zander 25 LILB 16 16 235 6-2 Tennessee 4/12/1963 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1985
Team Total 26.1 16 229.7 6-2.0 3.2