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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)

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* 28 5 15 258 for 455, 3,525 yards, 28 td, 11 int, & 47 rushes for 278 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
RB James Brooks* 31 8 14 221 rushes for 1,239 yards, 7 td, & 37 catches for 306 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
FB Eric Ball 23 Rook 9 98 rushes for 391 yards, 3 td, & 6 catches for 44 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1989
WR Eddie Brown 27 4 15 52 catches for 814 yards, 6 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1985
WR Tim McGee 25 3 16 65 catches for 1,211 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 36 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 21st pick / 1986
TE Rodney Holman* 29 7 15 50 catches for 736 yards, 9 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1982
LT Anthony Munoz*+ 31 9 16 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
LG Bruce Reimers 29 5 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 204th pick / 1984
C Bruce Kozerski 27 5 15 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 231st pick / 1984
RG Max Montoya* 33 10 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
RT Brian Blados 27 5 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 28th pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Skow 26 3 11 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1986
NT Tim Krumrie 29 6 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 276th pick / 1983
RDE Jason Buck 26 2 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 17th pick / 1987
LOLB Leon White 26 3 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1986
LILB Carl Zander 26 4 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1985
RILB Joe Kelly 25 3 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1986
ROLB Reggie Williams 35 13 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Lewis Billups 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1986
RCB Eric Thomas 25 2 15 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1987
SS David Fulcher*+ 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1986
FS Rickey Dixon 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Breech 33 10 0 12 of 14 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
P Lee Johnson 28 4 0 61 punts for a 40.1 average, 2 blocked Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
PR Mike Martin 29 6 0 15 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 221st pick / 1983
KR Stanford Jennings 27 5 6 26 kick returns for a 20.2 average and 0 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)
42 Eric Ball 23 FB 15 9 218 6-2 UCLA 7/1/1966 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1989
35 Chris Barber 25 8 0 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/15/1964 2 0
53 Leo Barker 30 16 0 226 6-2 New Mexico St. 11/7/1959 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 177th pick / 1984
24 Lewis Billups 26 LCB 16 16 190 5-11 North Alabama 10/10/1963 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1986
74 Brian Blados 27 RT 13 10 300 6-5 North Carolina 1/11/1962 5 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 28th pick / 1984
55 Ed Brady 27 16 0 238 6-2 Illinois 6/17/1962 5 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 215th pick / 1984
3 Jim Breech 33 K 12 0 161 5-6 California 4/11/1956 10 2 Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
21 James Brooks* 31 RB 16 14 180 5-10 Auburn 12/28/1958 8 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
81 Eddie Brown 27 WR 15 15 185 6-0 Miami (FL) 12/17/1962 4 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1985
99 Jason Buck 26 RDE 16 16 268 6-5 BYU 7/27/1963 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 17th pick / 1987
27 Barney Bussey 27 db 16 1 215 6-0 South Carolina St. 5/20/1962 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 119th pick / 1984
34 Richard Carey 21 7 0 185 5-9 Idaho 5/6/1968 Rook 1
29 Rickey Dixon 23 FS 16 16 183 5-11 Oklahoma 12/26/1966 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1988
7 Boomer Esiason* 28 QB 16 15 224 6-5 Maryland 4/17/1961 5 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
33 David Fulcher*+ 25 SS 16 16 236 6-3 Arizona St. 9/28/1964 3 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1986
18 Jim Gallery 28 4 0 190 6-1 Minnesota 9/15/1961 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1984
48 John Garrett 24 1 0 180 5-11 Columbia,Princeton 3/2/1965 Rook 0
98 David Grant 24 16 0 277 6-4 West Virginia 9/17/1965 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1988
71 Mike Hammerstein 26 15 0 270 6-4 Michigan 3/3/1963 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1986
89 Ira Hillary 27 wr 16 1 190 5-10 South Carolina 11/13/1962 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 210th pick / 1985
40 John Holifield 25 3 0 202 6-0 West Virginia 7/14/1964 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 328th pick / 1987
82 Rodney Holman* 29 TE 16 15 238 6-3 Tulane 4/20/1960 7 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1982
37 Robert Jackson 31 14 0 184 5-10 Central Michigan 10/10/1958 7 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 285th pick / 1981
36 Stanford Jennings 27 fb 16 6 205 6-1 Furman 3/12/1962 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1984
68 Paul Jetton 25 g 5 2 295 6-4 Texas 10/6/1964 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 141st pick / 1988
11 Lee Johnson 28 P 16 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 4 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
77 Scott Jones 23 15 0 281 6-5 Washington 3/20/1966 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 334th pick / 1989
84 Eric Kattus 26 te 16 1 240 6-5 Michigan 3/4/1963 3 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 91st pick / 1986
58 Joe Kelly 25 RILB 16 16 227 6-2 Washington 12/11/1964 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1986
64 Bruce Kozerski 27 C 15 15 287 6-4 Holy Cross 4/2/1962 5 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 231st pick / 1984
69 Tim Krumrie 29 NT 16 16 270 6-2 Wisconsin 5/20/1960 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 276th pick / 1983
88 Mike Martin 29 PR 12 0 186 5-10 Illinois 11/18/1960 6 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 221st pick / 1983
72 Skip McClendon 25 lde 16 5 282 6-6 Northwestern,Arizona St. 4/9/1964 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1987
85 Tim McGee 25 WR 16 16 183 5-10 Tennessee 8/7/1964 3 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 21st pick / 1986
65 Max Montoya* 33 RG 16 15 282 6-5 UCLA 5/12/1956 10 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
73 Ken Moyer 23 8 0 297 6-7 Toledo 11/19/1966 Rook 1
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 31 LT 16 16 278 6-6 USC 8/19/1958 9 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
86 Carl Parker 24 3 0 201 6-2 Vanderbilt 2/5/1965 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 307th pick / 1988
75 Bruce Reimers 29 LG 15 15 285 6-7 Iowa St. 9/28/1960 5 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 204th pick / 1984
87 Jim Riggs 26 te 10 1 245 6-5 Clemson 9/29/1963 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1987
94 Rich Romer 23 5 0 222 6-3 Union (NY) 2/27/1966 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1988
15 Turk Schonert 32 qb 7 1 191 6-1 Stanford 1/15/1957 8 0 Chicago Bears / 9th / 242nd pick / 1980
70 Jim Skow 26 LDE 11 11 253 6-3 Nebraska 6/29/1963 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1986
83 Kendal Smith 24 11 0 189 5-10 Utah St. 11/23/1965 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 194th pick / 1989
20 Craig Taylor 23 12 0 224 5-11 West Virginia 1/3/1966 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 166th pick / 1989
22 Eric Thomas 25 RCB 16 15 184 5-11 Tulane 9/11/1964 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1987
96 Natu Tuatagaloa 23 14 0 273 6-4 California 5/25/1966 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1989
59 Kevin Walker 24 16 0 238 6-2 Maryland 12/24/1965 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1988
63 Joe Walter 26 rt 10 7 292 6-7 Texas Tech 6/18/1963 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
79 Dana Wells 23 1 0 272 6-0 Arizona 8/5/1966 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 306th pick / 1989
51 Leon White 26 LOLB 16 16 240 6-3 BYU 10/4/1963 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1986
41 Solomon Wilcots 25 16 0 189 5-11 Colorado 10/9/1964 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 215th pick / 1987
12 Erik Wilhelm 24 6 0 217 6-3 Oregon St. 11/19/1965 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1989
57 Reggie Williams 35 ROLB 16 16 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 13 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
30 Ickey Woods 23 rb 2 2 231 6-2 UNLV 2/28/1966 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1988
91 Carl Zander 26 LILB 16 16 235 6-2 Tennessee 4/12/1963 4 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1985
Team Total 26.4 16 229.4 6-1.8 3.3