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1989 Cincinnati Bengals

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.9, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 404 points (25.2/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (17.8/g), 7th.
 Differential of 119 points (7.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.1-4.9.

Coach: Sam Wyche (8-8-0)
 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 404 6101 1083 5.6 32 19 29 348 288 513 3618 32 13 6.5 183 529 2483 17 4.7 136
Team Defense 285 5297 997 5.3 37 16 15 280 256 482 3135 22 21 6.1 151 482 2162 9 4.5 114
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 9 25 2 14 7 2 3 9 6 1 6 2
Lg Rank Defense 7 15 11 9 7 7 8 17 9 12 17 26 3 28

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 14 17 23 330 151 179 19 365 153 212 3
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 41 10 31 520 328 192 1 18 274 188 86
3 Mon September 25 boxscore W 2-1 Cleveland Browns 21 14 21 371 184 187 1 16 267 175 92
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 17 14 277 114 163 3 16 292 153 139 6
5 Sun October 8 boxscore W 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 26 16 21 382 192 190 1 25 340 168 172 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 4-2 Miami Dolphins 13 20 14 314 168 146 19 373 266 107 1
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-3 Indianapolis Colts 12 23 15 218 123 95 3 18 336 168 168 3
8 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56 23 30 482 294 188 2 21 475 336 139 4
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 5-4 @ Los Angeles Raiders 7 28 20 350 196 154 3 12 429 223 206 1
10 Mon November 13 boxscore L 5-5 @ Houston Oilers 24 26 16 337 175 162 1 20 311 175 136 1
11 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-5 Detroit Lions 42 7 27 546 447 99 3 10 278 156 122 5
12 Sun November 26 boxscore L 6-6 @ Buffalo Bills 7 24 16 298 133 165 3 18 345 117 228 2
13 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-6 @ Cleveland Browns 21 0 16 298 197 101 3 15 264 176 88 3
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L 7-7 Seattle Seahawks 17 24 23 365 215 150 1 15 361 252 109 1
15 Sun December 17 boxscore W 8-7 Houston Oilers 61 7 35 584 392 192 2 14 194 155 39 5
16 Mon December 25 boxscore L 8-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 29 26 429 309 120 5 24 393 274 119 1

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* 28 QB 16 15 7-8-0 258 455 56.7 3525 28 6.2 11 2.4 74 7.7 7.9 13.7 220.3 92.1 36 288 6.59 6.73 7.3 0 1
12 Erik Wilhelm 24 6 0 30 56 53.6 425 4 7.1 2 3.6 46 7.6 7.4 14.2 70.8 87.3 3 17 6.92 6.75 5.1
15 Turk Schonert 32 qb 7 1 1-0-0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 2 27 -6.75 -6.75 50.0
Team Total 26.4 16 8-8-0 288 513 56.1 3950 32 6.2 13 2.5 74 7.7 7.8 13.7 246.9 91.2 41 332 6.53 6.63 7.4 0 1
Opp Total 16 256 482 53.1 3383 22 4.6 21 4.4 7.0 5.97 13.2 211.4 72.6 33 248 6.1 5.1 6.4

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
21 James Brooks* 31 RB 16 14 221 1239 7 65 5.6 77.4 13.8 37 306 8.3 2 25 2.3 19.1 1545 9 9
42 Eric Ball 23 FB 15 9 98 391 3 27 4.0 26.1 6.5 6 44 7.3 0 15 0.4 2.9 435 3 3
36 Stanford Jennings 27 fb/KR 16 6 83 293 2 17 3.5 18.3 5.2 10 119 11.9 1 43 0.6 7.4 412 3 1
7 Boomer Esiason* 28 QB 16 15 47 278 0 24 5.9 17.4 2.9 278 0 8
20 Craig Taylor 23 12 0 30 111 3 16 3.7 9.3 2.5 4 44 11.0 2 18 0.3 3.7 155 5 0
30 Ickey Woods 23 rb 2 2 29 94 2 12 3.2 47.0 14.5 94 2 1
40 John Holifield 25 3 0 11 20 0 11 1.8 6.7 3.7 2 18 9.0 0 14 0.7 6.0 38 0 1
12 Erik Wilhelm 24 6 0 6 30 0 14 5.0 5.0 1.0 30 0 2
85 Tim McGee 25 WR 16 16 2 36 0 25 18.0 2.3 0.1 65 1211 18.6 8 74 4.1 75.7 1247 8 0
89 Ira Hillary 27 wr 16 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 17 162 9.5 1 17 1.1 10.1 160 1 1
11 Lee Johnson 28 P 16 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 -7 0 0
81 Eddie Brown 27 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 814 15.7 6 46 3.5 54.3 814 6 0
82 Rodney Holman* 29 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 736 14.7 9 73 3.1 46.0 736 9 0
88 Mike Martin 29 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 160 10.7 2 21 1.3 13.3 160 2 1
84 Eric Kattus 26 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 93 7.8 0 16 0.8 5.8 93 0 0
83 Kendal Smith 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 140 14.0 1 41 0.9 12.7 140 1 1
87 Jim Riggs 26 te 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 29 5.8 0 9 0.5 2.9 29 0 0
48 John Garrett 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 18 2.0 29.0 29 0 0
86 Carl Parker 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 45 45.0 0 45 0.3 15.0 45 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 529 2483 17 65 4.7 155.2 33.1 288 3950 13.7 32 74 18.0 246.9 6433 49 29
Opp Total 16 482 2162 9 4.5 135.1 30.1 256 3135 12.2 22 16.0 195.9 5297 31 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
36 Stanford Jennings 27 fb/KR 16 6 26 525 0 33 20.2 937
89 Ira Hillary 27 wr 16 1 6 19 0 10 3.2 14 223 0 29 15.9 402
83 Kendal Smith 24 11 0 12 54 0 15 4.5 5 65 0 19 13.0 259
88 Mike Martin 29 PR 12 0 15 107 0 17 7.1 267
34 Richard Carey 21 7 0 3 29 0 13 9.7 6 104 0 23 17.3 133
42 Eric Ball 23 FB 15 9 1 19 0 19 19.0 454
40 John Holifield 25 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 38
20 Craig Taylor 23 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 160
Team Total 26.4 16 36 209 0 17 5.8 54 941 0 33 17.4 7583
Opp Total 16 33 323 0 9.8 55 1203 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
11 Lee Johnson 28 P 16 0 1 0.0% 61 2446 62 2 40.1
3 Jim Breech 33 K 12 0 9 9 4 3 1 14 12 85.7% 38 37 97.4% 2 58 32 0 29.0
18 Jim Gallery 28 k 4 0 1 1 1 4 1 6 2 33.3% 13 13 100.0%
Team Total 26.4 16 10 10 5 3 5 1 20 14 70.0% 52 50 96.2% 63 2504 62 2 39.7
Opp Total 16 27 20 74.1% 32 31 96.9% 75 2932 39.1

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 29 NT 16 16 3.0 0 0 1 9 0 73 0
58 Joe Kelly 25 RILB 16 16 1.0 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 23 0 68 0
22 Eric Thomas 25 RCB 16 15 2.0 4 18 1 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 48 0
27 Barney Bussey 27 db 16 1 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 25 0
96 Natu Tuatagaloa 23 14 0 2.5 7 0
33 David Fulcher*+ 25 SS 16 16 8 87 0 22 0 0 0 4 0 0
21 James Brooks* 31 RB 16 14 0 9 1 0 0
7 Boomer Esiason* 28 QB 16 15 0 8 2 -4 0
99 Jason Buck 26 RDE 16 16 6.0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Leon White 26 LOLB 16 16 2.0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 22 1
70 Jim Skow 26 LDE 11 11 4.5
57 Reggie Williams 35 ROLB 16 16 3.5
42 Eric Ball 23 FB 15 9 0 3 0 0 0
34 Richard Carey 21 7 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Rickey Dixon 23 FS 16 16 3 47 0 28 0
12 Erik Wilhelm 24 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
71 Mike Hammerstein 26 15 0 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
72 Skip McClendon 25 lde 16 5 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
91 Carl Zander 26 LILB 16 16 1.5 0 0 1 25 0
24 Lewis Billups 26 LCB 16 16 2 0 0 0 0
88 Mike Martin 29 PR 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 31 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
89 Ira Hillary 27 wr 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
40 John Holifield 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Robert Jackson 31 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Stanford Jennings 27 fb/KR 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
64 Bruce Kozerski 27 C 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
83 Kendal Smith 24 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Kevin Walker 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Solomon Wilcots 25 16 0 1.0
30 Ickey Woods 23 rb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
98 David Grant 24 16 0 0.5
Team Total 26.4 16 33.0 21 204 1 28 0 0 29 26 75 1 221 0
Opp Total 16 41 26 10 1

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 33 K 12 0 37 12 73
21 James Brooks* 31 RB 16 14 7 2 9 54
82 Rodney Holman* 29 TE 16 15 9 9 54
85 Tim McGee 25 WR 16 16 8 8 48
81 Eddie Brown 27 WR 15 15 6 6 36
20 Craig Taylor 23 12 0 3 2 5 30
18 Jim Gallery 28 k 4 0 13 2 19
42 Eric Ball 23 FB 15 9 3 3 18
36 Stanford Jennings 27 fb/KR 16 6 2 1 3 18
88 Mike Martin 29 PR 12 0 2 2 12
30 Ickey Woods 23 rb 2 2 2 2 12
27 Barney Bussey 27 db 16 1 1 1 6
89 Ira Hillary 27 wr 16 1 1 1 6
83 Kendal Smith 24 11 0 1 1 6
22 Eric Thomas 25 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
51 Leon White 26 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 17 32 1 1 1 52 50 14 404
Opp Total 16 9 22 1 31 20 1 285