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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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Neil O'Donnell 32 7 11 212 for 343, 2,216 yards, 15 td, 4 int, & 13 rushes for 34 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
RB Corey Dillon 24 1 15 262 rushes for 1,130 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 178 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
FB Brian Milne 25 2 14 10 rushes for 41 yards, 1 td, & 26 catches for 124 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 115th pick / 1996
WR Carl Pickens 28 6 16 82 catches for 1,023 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 4 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
WR Darnay Scott 26 4 13 51 catches for 817 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
TE Tony McGee 27 5 16 22 catches for 363 yards, 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
LT Kevin Sargent 29 6 16
LG Rich Braham 28 4 12 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
C Darrick Brilz 34 11 16
RG Ken Blackman 26 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
RT Willie Anderson 23 2 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Michael Bankston 28 6 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
NT Kimo von Oelhoffen 27 4 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
RDE Clyde Simmons 34 12 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 233rd pick / 1986
LOLB James Francis 30 8 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
LILB Brian Simmons 23 Rook 12 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 17th pick / 1998
RILB Takeo Spikes 22 Rook 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1998
ROLB Reinard Wilson 25 1 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1997
LCB Ashley Ambrose 28 6 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
RCB Artrell Hawkins 22 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1998
SS Sam Shade 25 3 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 102nd pick / 1995
FS Greg Myers 26 2 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Doug Pelfrey 28 5 0 19 of 27 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
P Lee Johnson 37 13 0 69 punts for a 44.7 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
PR Damon Gibson 23 Rook 0 27 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 1 td
KR Tremain Mack 24 1 0 45 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 111th pick / 1997

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Ashley Ambrose 28 LCB 15 15 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 6 5 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
71 Willie Anderson 23 RT 16 16 340 6-5 Auburn 7/11/1975 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
90 Michael Bankston 28 LDE 16 16 285 6-5 Sam Houston St. 3/12/1970 6 6 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
89 Marco Battaglia 25 16 0 250 6-3 Rutgers 1/25/1973 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1996
40 Myron Bell 27 db 16 1 203 5-11 Michigan St. 9/15/1971 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 140th pick / 1994
36 Brandon Bennett 25 rb 14 1 220 5-11 South Carolina 2/3/1973 Rook 3
21 Eric Bieniemy 29 16 0 207 5-7 Colorado 8/15/1969 7 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1991
66 Ken Blackman 26 RG 8 8 320 6-6 Illinois 11/8/1972 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
37 Roosevelt Blackmon 24 12 0 185 6-1 Morris Brown 9/10/1974 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 121st pick / 1998
45 Michael Blair 24 2 0 245 5-11 Ball St. 11/26/1974 Rook 0
8 Jeff Blake 28 qb 8 2 223 6-1 East Carolina 12/4/1970 6 3 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
74 Rich Braham 28 LG 12 12 305 6-4 West Virginia 11/6/1970 4 5 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
65 Darrick Brilz 34 C 16 16 287 6-3 Oregon St. 2/14/1964 11 7
75 Anthony Brown 26 rg 16 5 315 6-5 Utah 11/6/1972 3 3
88 Steve Bush 24 te 12 2 280 6-3 Arizona St. 7/4/1974 1 0
32 Ki-Jana Carter 25 1 0 222 5-10 Penn St. 9/12/1973 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1995
92 John Copeland 28 5 0 285 6-3 Alabama 9/20/1970 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1993
6 Brad Costello 24 3 0 231 6-0 Michigan St.,Boston Univ. 12/24/1974 Rook 0
98 Canute Curtis 24 5 0 250 6-2 West Virginia 8/4/1974 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 176th pick / 1997
28 Corey Dillon 24 RB 15 15 225 6-1 Washington 10/24/1974 1 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
80 David Dunn 26 1 0 215 6-3 Fresno St. 6/10/1972 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 139th pick / 1995
95 Steve Foley 23 lb 10 1 265 6-4 La-Monroe 9/11/1975 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 75th pick / 1998
50 James Francis 30 LOLB 14 14 253 6-5 Baylor 8/4/1968 8 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
84 Damon Gibson 23 PR 16 0 180 5-9 Iowa 2/25/1975 Rook 3
63 Mike Goff 22 rg 10 5 306 6-5 Iowa 1/6/1976 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
91 Billy Granville 24 16 0 252 6-3 Duke 3/11/1974 1 1
62 Brock Gutierrez 25 1 0 304 6-3 Central Michigan 9/25/1973 1 0
27 Artrell Hawkins 22 RCB 16 16 190 5-10 Cincinnati 11/24/1976 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1998
85 James Hundon 27 wr 9 3 180 6-1 Portland St. 4/9/1971 2 1
80 Willie Jackson 27 8 0 212 6-1 Florida 8/16/1971 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1994
11 Lee Johnson 37 P 13 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 13 2 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
60 Rod Jones 24 t 6 2 325 6-4 Kansas 1/11/1974 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 219th pick / 1996
10 Paul Justin 30 qb 5 3 211 6-4 Arizona St. 5/19/1968 3 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1991
15 Eric Kresser 25 2 0 209 6-2 Florida,Marshall 2/6/1973 Rook 0
94 Jevon Langford 24 de 14 1 290 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/16/1974 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 108th pick / 1996
34 Tremain Mack 24 KR 12 0 193 6-0 Miami (FL) 11/21/1974 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 111th pick / 1997
24 Ric Mathias 23 3 0 180 5-10 Wisc-LaCrosse 12/10/1975 Rook 0
82 Tony McGee 27 TE 16 16 247 6-3 Michigan 4/21/1971 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
44 Brian Milne 25 FB 14 14 255 6-3 Penn St. 1/7/1973 2 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 115th pick / 1996
29 Kelvin Moore 23 4 0 210 6-0 Iowa St.,Morgan St. 3/7/1975 Rook 0
31 Greg Myers 26 FS 16 16 202 6-1 Colorado St. 9/30/1972 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
12 Neil O'Donnell 32 QB 13 11 228 6-3 Maryland 7/3/1966 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
64 Rod Payne 24 6 0 305 6-4 Michigan 6/14/1974 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1997
9 Doug Pelfrey 28 K 16 0 185 5-11 Kentucky 9/25/1970 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
81 Carl Pickens 28 WR 16 16 206 6-2 Tennessee 3/23/1970 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
97 Andre Purvis 25 9 0 310 6-4 North Carolina 7/14/1973 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1997
20 Thomas Randolph 28 db 16 1 180 5-9 Kansas St. 10/5/1970 4 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 47th pick / 1994
57 Adrian Ross 23 lb 14 1 245 6-2 Colorado St. 2/19/1975 Rook 1
77 Kevin Sargent 29 LT 16 16 289 6-6 East. Washington 3/31/1969 6 7
23 Corey Sawyer 27 3 0 177 5-11 Florida St. 10/4/1971 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 104th pick / 1994
86 Darnay Scott 26 WR 13 13 200 6-1 San Diego St. 7/7/1972 4 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
35 Sam Shade 25 SS 16 15 205 6-0 Alabama 6/14/1973 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 102nd pick / 1995
68 Scott Shaw 24 2 0 303 6-3 Michigan St. 6/2/1974 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 143rd pick / 1998
56 Brian Simmons 23 LILB 14 12 244 6-3 North Carolina 6/21/1975 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 17th pick / 1998
96 Clyde Simmons 34 RDE 16 16 292 6-5 West. Carolina 8/4/1964 12 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 233rd pick / 1986
51 Takeo Spikes 22 RILB 16 16 242 6-2 Auburn 12/17/1976 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 13th pick / 1998
52 Jimmy Sprotte 24 5 0 237 6-3 Arizona 10/2/1974 Rook 0 Tennessee Oilers / 7th / 205th pick / 1998
70 Glen Steele 24 10 0 300 6-4 Michigan 10/4/1974 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 105th pick / 1998
93 Mike Thompson 27 10 0 295 6-4 Wisconsin 12/22/1971 3 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 4th / 123rd pick / 1995
59 Greg Truitt 33 11 0 235 6-0 Penn St. 12/8/1965 4 1
53 Tom Tumulty 25 lb 4 4 247 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/11/1973 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 178th pick / 1996
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 27 NT 16 16 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
87 Stepfret Williams 25 5 0 170 6-0 La-Monroe 6/14/1973 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 94th pick / 1996
55 Reinard Wilson 25 ROLB 16 15 270 6-2 Florida St. 12/17/1973 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1997
Team Total 26.1 16 243.9 6-1.9 2.8