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1997 Cincinnati Bengals

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.2, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -4.0, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 355 points (22.2/g), 10th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 405 points (25.3/g), 27th.
 Differential of -50 points (-3.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.8-9.2.

Coach: Bruce Coslet (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Anderson
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau

Stadium: Cinergy Field
 Training Camp: Georgetown College (Georgetown, Kentucky)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President/General Manager Mike Brown
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 355 5282 1002 5.3 22 13 35 310 302 504 3316 21 9 6.0 171 452 1966 23 4.3 104
Team Defense 405 5682 1091 5.2 23 10 22 351 309 542 3459 30 13 6.0 188 514 2223 15 4.3 141
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 7 16 8 21 13 12 1 9 13 9 1 7
Lg Rank Defense 27 28 25 25 30 19 21 29 21 21 28 29 19 25

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 Arizona Cardinals 24 21 21 317 230 87 1 18 323 248 75 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ Baltimore Ravens 10 23 18 339 283 56 2 24 412 266 146 3
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Denver Broncos 20 38 22 389 194 195 1 23 372 150 222 1
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 New York Jets 14 31 10 215 149 66 1 28 402 212 190 1
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-4 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 13 21 17 348 200 148 21 308 148 160
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-5 @ Tennessee Oilers 7 30 14 202 137 65 1 26 391 193 198
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 26 13 236 165 71 4 24 412 246 166 2
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-7 @ New York Giants 27 29 22 323 225 98 2 28 323 214 109
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-7 San Diego Chargers 38 31 18 336 162 174 1 14 235 168 67 3
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 3-7 @ Indianapolis Colts 28 13 17 273 129 144 1 22 341 191 150 4
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 20 16 244 128 116 3 20 309 123 186
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 4-8 Jacksonville Jaguars 31 26 24 327 203 124 20 415 280 135 3
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 42 44 29 497 373 124 3 27 507 311 196 2
15 Thu December 4 boxscore W 5-9 Tennessee Oilers 41 14 34 515 239 276 12 175 131 44
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-9 Dallas Cowboys 31 24 17 419 262 157 2 29 402 274 128 2
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 7-9 Baltimore Ravens 16 14 18 302 237 65 15 355 304 51

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
8 Jeff Blake 27 QB 11 11 3-8-0 184 317 58.0 2125 8 2.5 7 2.2 50 6.7 6.2 11.5 193.2 77.6 39 244 5.28 4.85 11.0 1 1
7 Boomer Esiason 36 qb 7 5 4-1-0 118 186 63.4 1478 13 7.0 2 1.1 77 7.9 8.9 12.5 211.1 106.9 7 43 7.44 8.32 3.6
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 rb 15 10 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 7-9-0 302 504 59.9 3603 21 4.2 9 1.8 77 7.1 7.2 11.9 225.2 88.3 46 287 6.03 6.06 8.4 1 1
Opp Total 16 309 542 57.0 3668 30 5.5 13 2.4 6.8 6.80 11.9 229.3 86.2 35 209 6.0 6.0 6.1

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 Corey Dillon 23 RB 16 6 233 1129 10 66 4.8 70.6 14.6 27 259 9.6 0 28 1.7 16.2 1388 10 1
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 rb 15 10 128 464 7 79 3.6 30.9 8.5 21 157 7.5 0 35 1.4 10.5 621 7 3
8 Jeff Blake 27 QB 11 11 45 234 3 16 5.2 21.3 4.1 234 3 7
21 Eric Bieniemy 28 KR 16 0 21 97 1 20 4.6 6.1 1.3 31 249 8.0 0 21 1.9 15.6 346 1 2
44 Brian Milne 24 FB 16 16 13 32 2 5 2.5 2.0 0.8 23 138 6.0 0 20 1.4 8.6 170 2 0
7 Boomer Esiason 36 qb 7 5 8 11 0 8 1.4 1.6 1.1 11 0 1
86 Darnay Scott 25 WR 16 15 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 54 797 14.8 5 77 3.4 49.8 803 5 0
81 Carl Pickens 27 WR 12 12 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 52 695 13.4 5 50 4.3 57.9 689 5 1
41 Scottie Graham 28 5 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.2 0.2 0 0 0
11 Lee Johnson 36 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
82 Tony McGee 26 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 414 12.2 6 37 2.1 25.9 414 6 0
80 David Dunn 25 wr 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 414 15.3 2 39 1.9 29.6 414 2 1
85 James Hundon 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 285 17.8 2 61 1.0 17.8 285 2 1
89 Marco Battaglia 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 149 12.4 1 34 0.8 9.3 149 1 2
17 Gunnard Twyner 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 45 11.3 0 16 2.0 22.5 45 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 452 1966 23 79 4.3 122.9 28.3 302 3603 11.9 21 77 18.9 225.2 5569 44 25
Opp Total 16 514 2223 15 4.3 138.9 32.1 309 3459 11.2 30 19.3 216.2 5682 45 23

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
21 Eric Bieniemy 28 KR 16 0 34 789 1 102 23.2 1135
31 Greg Myers 25 FS/PR 16 14 26 201 0 18 7.7 201
80 David Dunn 25 wr 14 5 19 487 0 85 25.6 901
85 James Hundon 26 16 0 10 169 0 28 16.9 454
28 Corey Dillon 23 RB 16 6 6 182 0 58 30.3 1570
17 Gunnard Twyner 24 2 0 4 72 0 24 18.0 117
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 rb 15 10 1 9 0 9 9.0 630
Team Total 26.1 16 26 201 0 18 7.7 74 1708 1 102 23.1 7478
Opp Total 16 35 407 2 11.6 67 1406 0 21.0

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 36 P 16 0 81 3471 66 0 42.9
9 Doug Pelfrey 27 K 16 0 4 4 3 3 7 5 2 16 12 75.0% 43 41 95.3%
Team Total 26.1 16 4 4 3 3 7 5 2 16 12 75.0% 43 41 95.3% 81 3471 66 0 42.9
Opp Total 16 29 24 82.8% 45 45 100.0% 69 3084 44.7

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
35 Sam Shade 24 SS 16 12 4.0 1 21 0 21 0 1 1 1 0 0 81 15
31 Greg Myers 25 FS/PR 16 14 1 25 0 25 0 0 3 2 0 0 67 15
33 Ashley Ambrose 27 LCB 16 16 1.0 3 56 0 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 57 2
56 Ricardo McDonald 28 RILB 13 12 1.0 50 14
50 James Francis 29 LOLB 16 16 3.5 1 7 0 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 46 11
51 Gerald Dixon 28 ROLB 15 13 8.5 1 0 0 0 0 41 9
53 Tom Tumulty 24 LILB 11 11 1.0 40 16
27 Tito Paul 25 rcb 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 42 6
92 John Copeland 27 LDE 15 15 3.0 0 0 2 25 1 35 14
22 Jimmy Spencer 28 RCB 16 9 1 -2 0 -2 0 36 2
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 26 NT 13 13 32 10
96 Brentson Buckner 26 nt 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 32 7
58 Steve Tovar 27 lilb 14 5 30 6
23 Corey Sawyer 26 db 15 2 4 44 0 37 0 28 3
99 Dan Wilkinson 24 RDE 15 15 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 24 10
55 Andre Collins 29 16 0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 25 5
57 Reinard Wilson 24 lb 16 3 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 22 2
26 Bo Orlando 31 db 16 2 1.0 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 20 4
91 Billy Granville 23 lb 12 4 16 4
34 Tremain Mack 23 db 4 4 1 29 0 29 0 14 4
94 Jevon Langford 23 14 0 1.0 9 5
79 Ramondo Stallings 26 6 0 6 0
8 Jeff Blake 27 QB 11 11 0 7 0 0 0
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 rb 15 10 0 3 2 0 0
97 Andre Purvis 24 dt 7 1 2 1
52 Tim Terry 23 5 0 2 1
89 Marco Battaglia 24 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
98 Canute Curtis 23 3 0 2 0
30 Anthone Lott 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
21 Eric Bieniemy 28 KR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 Corey Dillon 23 RB 16 6 0 1 1 4 0
80 David Dunn 25 wr 14 5 0 1 1 0 0
11 Lee Johnson 36 P 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Greg Truitt 32 16 0 0 2 0 -11 0
65 Darrick Brilz 33 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
7 Boomer Esiason 36 qb 7 5 0 1 0 0 0
85 James Hundon 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Carl Pickens 27 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 35.0 13 183 0 37 0 8 25 21 18 1 760 166
Opp Total 16 46 23 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Doug Pelfrey 27 K 16 0 41 12 77
28 Corey Dillon 23 RB 16 6 10 10 60
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 rb 15 10 7 7 42
82 Tony McGee 26 TE 16 16 6 6 1 38
81 Carl Pickens 27 WR 12 12 5 5 30
86 Darnay Scott 25 WR 16 15 5 5 30
8 Jeff Blake 27 QB 11 11 3 3 18
21 Eric Bieniemy 28 KR 16 0 1 1 2 12
80 David Dunn 25 wr 14 5 2 2 12
85 James Hundon 26 16 0 2 2 12
44 Brian Milne 24 FB 16 16 2 2 12
89 Marco Battaglia 24 16 0 1 1 6
92 John Copeland 27 LDE 15 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 23 21 1 1 46 1 41 12 355
Opp Total 16 15 30 2 1 45 24 405