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1998 Cincinnati Bengals

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3-13-0, Finished 5th in AFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.0, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -6.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 268 points (16.8/g), 27th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 452 points (28.2/g), 30th.
 Differential of -184 points (-11.5/g), 30th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-12.4.

Coach: Bruce Coslet (3-13-0)
 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 268 4824 979 4.9 22 10 31 271 307 521 3185 20 12 5.5 148 405 1639 7 4.0 92
Team Defense 452 5763 992 5.8 20 7 16 310 233 406 3151 23 13 7.3 152 558 2612 23 4.7 142
Lg Rank Offense 27 17 7 12 20 15 17 17 3 20 24 19 25 13
Lg Rank Defense 30 28 27 23 24 1 12 17 21 30 30 30 29 29

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Tennessee Oilers 14 23 16 292 192 100 1 19 353 264 89
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W OT 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 34 28 18 384 284 100 22 412 188 224 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-2 Green Bay Packers 6 13 7 160 132 28 22 328 242 86 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 24 31 19 275 143 132 21 408 227 181 1
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 25 20 17 389 281 108 20 386 129 257 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-4 @ Tennessee Oilers 14 44 14 332 184 148 1 24 515 344 171
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-5 @ Oakland Raiders 10 27 14 170 108 62 3 23 411 160 251
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-6 Denver Broncos 26 33 25 372 245 127 1 20 352 202 150 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-7 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 11 24 19 318 200 118 2 14 272 135 137 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 24 15 194 91 103 2 16 349 224 125 3
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-9 Baltimore Ravens 13 20 16 242 184 58 2 18 338 91 247 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-10 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 34 20 355 224 131 4 16 322 243 79
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-11 Buffalo Bills 20 33 15 234 176 58 1 21 448 309 139 3
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-12 @ Indianapolis Colts 26 39 22 378 223 155 21 338 210 128
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 3-12 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 25 24 23 483 359 124 2 11 211 86 125 2
17 Sun December 27 boxscore L 3-13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 35 11 246 159 87 3 22 320 97 223 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
12 Neil O'Donnell 32 QB 13 11 2-9-0 212 343 61.8 2216 15 4.4 4 1.2 76 6.5 6.8 10.5 170.5 90.2 30 217 5.36 5.68 8.0 1 1
8 Jeff Blake 28 qb 8 2 1-1-0 51 93 54.8 739 3 3.2 3 3.2 67 7.9 7.1 14.5 92.4 78.2 15 79 6.11 5.42 13.9 1 1
10 Paul Justin 30 qb 5 3 0-3-0 34 63 54.0 426 1 1.6 3 4.8 41 6.8 4.9 12.5 85.2 60.7 7 60 5.23 3.59 10.0
15 Eric Kresser 25 2 0 10 21 47.6 164 1 4.8 2 9.5 37 7.8 4.5 16.4 82.0 50.6 0 0 7.81 4.48 0.0
9 Doug Pelfrey 28 K 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 4 -2.00 -2.00 50.0
Team Total 26.1 16 3-13-0 307 521 58.9 3545 20 3.8 12 2.3 76 6.8 6.5 11.5 221.6 82.7 53 360 5.55 5.30 9.2 2 2
Opp Total 16 233 406 57.4 3350 23 5.7 13 3.2 8.3 7.94 14.4 209.4 89.8 28 199 7.3 7.0 6.5

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 24 RB 15 15 262 1130 4 66 4.3 75.3 17.5 28 178 6.4 1 41 1.9 11.9 1308 5 2
36 Brandon Bennett 25 rb 14 1 77 243 2 17 3.2 17.4 5.5 8 153 19.1 0 55 0.6 10.9 396 2 1
21 Eric Bieniemy 29 16 0 17 56 0 9 3.3 3.5 1.1 27 153 5.7 0 15 1.7 9.6 209 0 1
8 Jeff Blake 28 qb 8 2 15 103 0 18 6.9 12.9 1.9 103 0 1
12 Neil O'Donnell 32 QB 13 11 13 34 0 10 2.6 2.6 1.0 34 0 6
44 Brian Milne 25 FB 14 14 10 41 1 10 4.1 2.9 0.7 26 124 4.8 0 18 1.9 8.9 165 1 0
81 Carl Pickens 28 WR 16 16 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 0.1 82 1023 12.5 5 67 5.1 63.9 1027 5 2
86 Darnay Scott 26 WR 13 13 2 10 0 8 5.0 0.8 0.2 51 817 16.0 7 70 3.9 62.8 827 7 0
32 Ki-Jana Carter 25 1 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 4.0 2.0 6 25 4.2 0 8 6.0 25.0 29 0 0
84 Damon Gibson 23 PR 16 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 19 258 13.6 3 76 1.2 16.1 267 3 3
45 Michael Blair 24 2 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 2.0 0.5 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 11 0 1
6 Brad Costello 24 p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 0
10 Paul Justin 30 qb 5 3 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.4 0.2 2 0 0
15 Eric Kresser 25 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
82 Tony McGee 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 363 16.5 1 40 1.4 22.7 363 1 0
89 Marco Battaglia 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 47 4.7 1 16 0.6 2.9 47 1 1
85 James Hundon 27 wr 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 112 11.2 1 17 1.1 12.4 112 1 0
80 Willie Jackson 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 165 23.6 0 47 0.9 20.6 165 0 0
87 Stepfret Williams 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 81 13.5 1 19 1.2 16.2 81 1 0
88 Steve Bush 24 te 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 39 9.8 0 18 0.3 3.3 39 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 405 1639 7 66 4.0 102.4 25.3 307 3545 11.5 20 76 19.2 221.6 5184 27 21
Opp Total 16 558 2612 23 4.7 163.3 34.9 233 3151 13.5 23 14.6 196.9 5763 46 12

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
34 Tremain Mack 24 KR 12 0 45 1165 1 97 25.9 1165
84 Damon Gibson 23 PR 16 0 27 218 1 65 8.1 17 372 0 30 21.9 857
21 Eric Bieniemy 29 16 0 5 87 0 22 17.4 296
36 Brandon Bennett 25 rb 14 1 3 61 0 21 20.3 457
87 Stepfret Williams 25 5 0 2 16 0 10 8.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 117
89 Marco Battaglia 25 16 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 52
Team Total 26.1 16 29 234 1 65 8.1 72 1710 1 97 23.8 7128
Opp Total 16 36 503 1 14.0 46 1199 0 26.1

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 37 P 13 0 69 3083 69 1 44.7
9 Doug Pelfrey 28 K 16 0 1 1 4 4 7 6 10 6 5 2 27 19 70.4% 21 21 100.0%
6 Brad Costello 24 p 3 0 10 495 73 1 49.5
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 4 4 7 6 10 6 5 2 27 19 70.4% 21 21 100.0% 79 3578 73 2 45.3
Opp Total 16 31 27 87.1% 51 51 100.0% 64 2848 44.5

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
51 Takeo Spikes 22 RILB 16 16 2.0 95 17
56 Brian Simmons 23 LILB 14 12 3.0 1 18 0 18 0 2 0 1 22 0 62 16
35 Sam Shade 25 SS 16 15 1.0 3 33 0 32 0 1 0 2 55 1 60 18
27 Artrell Hawkins 22 RCB 16 16 1.0 3 21 0 12 0 1 0 1 25 0 65 5
90 Michael Bankston 28 LDE 16 16 4.5 0 0 1 5 0 49 21
31 Greg Myers 26 FS 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 54 15
55 Reinard Wilson 25 ROLB 16 15 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 47 17
40 Myron Bell 27 db 16 1 1.0 45 3
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 27 NT 16 16 36 9
33 Ashley Ambrose 28 LCB 15 15 2 0 0 0 0 36 4
50 James Francis 30 LOLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 32 5
96 Clyde Simmons 34 RDE 16 16 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 28 2
94 Jevon Langford 24 de 14 1 0.5 17 7
20 Thomas Randolph 28 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
53 Tom Tumulty 25 lb 4 4 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 16 6
95 Steve Foley 23 lb 10 1 2.0 11 1
57 Adrian Ross 23 lb 14 1 1 11 0 11 0 11 2
23 Corey Sawyer 27 3 0 1 58 1 58 0 9 1
91 Billy Granville 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5
70 Glen Steele 24 10 0 6 1
92 John Copeland 28 5 0 1 3 0 3 0 5 0
97 Andre Purvis 25 9 0 1.0 4 2
93 Mike Thompson 27 10 0 0.5 3 4
34 Tremain Mack 24 KR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0
12 Neil O'Donnell 32 QB 13 11 0 6 1 -2 0
29 Kelvin Moore 23 4 0 2 1
89 Marco Battaglia 25 16 0 0 1 3 0 0
84 Damon Gibson 23 PR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
98 Canute Curtis 24 5 0 1 1
36 Brandon Bennett 25 rb 14 1 0 1 1 0 0
45 Michael Blair 24 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
28 Corey Dillon 24 RB 15 15 0 2 0 0 0
81 Carl Pickens 28 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
71 Willie Anderson 23 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
21 Eric Bieniemy 29 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 Jeff Blake 28 qb 8 2 0 1 0 0 0
44 Brian Milne 25 FB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
59 Greg Truitt 33 11 0 0 1 0 -12 0
Team Total 26.1 16 28.0 13 144 1 58 0 8 21 17 93 1 719 164
Opp Total 16 53 12 5

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 28 K 16 0 21 19 78
86 Darnay Scott 26 WR 13 13 7 7 42
81 Carl Pickens 28 WR 16 16 5 5 1 32
28 Corey Dillon 24 RB 15 15 4 1 5 30
84 Damon Gibson 23 PR 16 0 3 1 4 24
36 Brandon Bennett 25 rb 14 1 2 2 12
89 Marco Battaglia 25 16 0 1 1 6
85 James Hundon 27 wr 9 3 1 1 6
34 Tremain Mack 24 KR 12 0 1 1 6
82 Tony McGee 27 TE 16 16 1 1 6
44 Brian Milne 25 FB 14 14 1 1 6
23 Corey Sawyer 27 3 0 1 1 6
35 Sam Shade 25 SS 16 15 1 1 6
87 Stepfret Williams 25 5 0 1 1 6
10 Paul Justin 30 qb 5 3 1 2
Team Total 26.1 16 7 20 1 1 1 1 31 2 21 19 268
Opp Total 16 23 23 1 5 1 1 51 27 452