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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)

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 Jeff Blake 27 5 11 184 for 317, 2,125 yards, 8 td, 7 int, & 45 rushes for 234 yards and 3 td New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
RB Corey Dillon 23 Rook 6 233 rushes for 1,129 yards, 10 td, & 27 catches for 259 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
FB Brian Milne 24 1 16 13 rushes for 32 yards, 2 td, & 23 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 115th pick / 1996
WR Carl Pickens 27 5 12 52 catches for 695 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
WR Darnay Scott 25 3 15 54 catches for 797 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
TE Tony McGee 26 4 16 34 catches for 414 yards, 6 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
LT Kevin Sargent 28 5 8
LG Rich Braham 27 3 16 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
C Darrick Brilz 33 10 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Ken Blackman 25 1 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
RT Willie Anderson 22 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Copeland 27 4 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1993
NT Kimo von Oelhoffen 26 3 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
RDE Dan Wilkinson 24 3 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
LOLB James Francis 29 7 16 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
LILB Tom Tumulty 24 1 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 178th pick / 1996
RILB Ricardo McDonald 28 5 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
ROLB Gerald Dixon 28 4 13 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 78th pick / 1992
LCB Ashley Ambrose 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
RCB Jimmy Spencer 28 5 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
SS Sam Shade 24 2 12 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 102nd pick / 1995
FS Greg Myers 25 1 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Doug Pelfrey 27 4 0 12 of 16 field goals & 41 of 43 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
P Lee Johnson 36 12 0 81 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
PR Greg Myers 25 1 14 26 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
KR Eric Bieniemy 28 6 0 34 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1991

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Ashley Ambrose 27 LCB 16 16 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 5 6 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
71 Willie Anderson 22 RT 16 16 340 6-5 Auburn 7/11/1975 1 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
89 Marco Battaglia 24 16 0 250 6-3 Rutgers 1/25/1973 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1996
21 Eric Bieniemy 28 KR 16 0 207 5-7 Colorado 8/15/1969 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1991
66 Ken Blackman 25 RG 13 13 320 6-6 Illinois 11/8/1972 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
8 Jeff Blake 27 QB 11 11 223 6-1 East Carolina 12/4/1970 5 10 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
74 Rich Braham 27 LG 16 16 305 6-4 West Virginia 11/6/1970 3 10 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
65 Darrick Brilz 33 C 16 16 287 6-3 Oregon St. 2/14/1964 10 10
75 Anthony Brown 25 6 0 315 6-5 Utah 11/6/1972 2 1
72 Scott Brumfield 27 g 15 3 321 6-8 BYU 8/19/1970 4 3
96 Brentson Buckner 26 nt 14 4 305 6-2 Clemson 9/30/1971 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
88 Steve Bush 23 16 0 280 6-3 Arizona St. 7/4/1974 Rook 0
32 Ki-Jana Carter 24 RB 15 10 222 5-10 Penn St. 9/12/1973 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1995
55 Andre Collins 29 16 0 237 6-1 Penn St. 5/4/1968 7 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 46th pick / 1990
92 John Copeland 27 LDE 15 15 285 6-3 Alabama 9/20/1970 4 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1993
98 Canute Curtis 23 3 0 250 6-2 West Virginia 8/4/1974 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 176th pick / 1997
28 Corey Dillon 23 RB 16 6 225 6-1 Washington 10/24/1974 Rook 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
51 Gerald Dixon 28 ROLB 15 13 250 6-3 South Carolina 6/20/1969 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 78th pick / 1992
45 Ty Douthard 24 1 0 215 6-1 Illinois 5/27/1973 Rook 0
80 David Dunn 25 wr 14 5 215 6-3 Fresno St. 6/10/1972 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 139th pick / 1995
7 Boomer Esiason 36 qb 7 5 224 6-5 Maryland 4/17/1961 13 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
50 James Francis 29 LOLB 16 16 253 6-5 Baylor 8/4/1968 7 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
30 Cory Gilliard 23 1 0 210 6-0 Ball St. 10/10/1974 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 124th pick / 1997
41 Scottie Graham 28 5 0 217 5-9 Ohio St. 3/28/1969 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 188th pick / 1992
91 Billy Granville 23 lb 12 4 252 6-3 Duke 3/11/1974 Rook 2
62 Brock Gutierrez 24 5 0 304 6-3 Central Michigan 9/25/1973 Rook 0
85 James Hundon 26 16 0 180 6-1 Portland St. 4/9/1971 1 3
84 Mike Jenkins 23 4 0 200 6-4 Hampton 8/25/1974 Rook 0
11 Lee Johnson 36 P 16 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 12 2 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
60 Rod Jones 23 LT 13 8 325 6-4 Kansas 1/11/1974 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 219th pick / 1996
94 Jevon Langford 23 14 0 290 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/16/1974 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 108th pick / 1996
30 Anthone Lott 23 5 0 194 5-9 Florida 7/22/1974 Rook 0
34 Tremain Mack 23 db 4 4 193 6-0 Miami (FL) 11/21/1974 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 111th pick / 1997
56 Ricardo McDonald 28 RILB 13 12 248 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/8/1969 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
82 Tony McGee 26 TE 16 16 247 6-3 Michigan 4/21/1971 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
44 Brian Milne 24 FB 16 16 255 6-3 Penn St. 1/7/1973 1 2 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 115th pick / 1996
31 Greg Myers 25 FS 16 14 202 6-1 Colorado St. 9/30/1972 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
26 Bo Orlando 31 db 16 2 180 5-10 West Virginia 4/3/1966 7 2 Houston Oilers / 6th / 157th pick / 1989
27 Tito Paul 25 rcb 14 5 195 6-0 Ohio St. 12/7/1972 2 2 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 167th pick / 1995
9 Doug Pelfrey 27 K 16 0 185 5-11 Kentucky 9/25/1970 4 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
81 Carl Pickens 27 WR 12 12 206 6-2 Tennessee 3/23/1970 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
97 Andre Purvis 24 dt 7 1 310 6-4 North Carolina 7/14/1973 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1997
77 Kevin Sargent 28 LT 10 8 289 6-6 East. Washington 3/31/1969 5 5
23 Corey Sawyer 26 db 15 2 177 5-11 Florida St. 10/4/1971 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 104th pick / 1994
86 Darnay Scott 25 WR 16 15 200 6-1 San Diego St. 7/7/1972 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
35 Sam Shade 24 SS 16 12 205 6-0 Alabama 6/14/1973 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 102nd pick / 1995
22 Jimmy Spencer 28 RCB 16 9 188 5-9 Florida 3/29/1969 5 3 Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
79 Ramondo Stallings 26 6 0 286 6-7 San Diego St. 11/21/1971 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 195th pick / 1994
52 Tim Terry 23 5 0 235 6-3 Temple 7/26/1974 Rook 0
58 Steve Tovar 27 lilb 14 5 246 6-3 Ohio St. 4/25/1970 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1993
59 Greg Truitt 32 16 0 235 6-0 Penn St. 12/8/1965 3 2
53 Tom Tumulty 24 LILB 11 11 247 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/11/1973 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 178th pick / 1996
17 Gunnard Twyner 24 2 0 165 5-10 West. Illinois 7/14/1973 Rook 0
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 26 NT 13 13 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 3 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
63 Joe Walter 34 5 0 292 6-7 Texas Tech 6/18/1963 12 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
99 Dan Wilkinson 24 RDE 15 15 335 6-4 Ohio St. 3/13/1973 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
57 Reinard Wilson 24 lb 16 3 270 6-2 Florida St. 12/17/1973 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1997
42 Lawrence Wright 24 4 0 209 6-2 Florida 9/6/1973 Rook 0
Team Total 26.1 16 244.7 6-2.0 3.0