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1974 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Paul Brown
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1973 1975

The 1974 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's seventh year in professional football and its fifth with the National Football League. Cincinnati traded Bill Bergey to Philadelphia for two first-round draft choices and a third-round pick in 1977. Jim LeClair replaced Bergey at middle linebacker. Ken Anderson won the NFL passing championship and completed a club-record 64.9 percent of his attempts. Cornerback Lemar Parrish led the NFL in punt returns.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1974 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 23 23 Bill Kollar Defensive Tackle Montana State
2 22 48 Charlie Davis Running Back Colorado
3 9 61 Dave Lapham Guard Syracuse
3 21 73 Evan Jolitz Linebacker Cincinnati
4 9 87 Mike Boryla Quarterback Stanford
4 20 98 Darryl White Guard Nebraska
4 25 103 Richard Williams Wide Receiver Abilene Christian
5 10 114 Haskel Stanback Running Back Tennessee
5 23 127 Richard Bishop Defensive Tackle Louisville
6 22 152 Robin Sinclair Defensive Back Washington State
6 23 153 William Bryant Defensive Back Grambling
7 21 177 Ken Sawyer Defensive Back Syracuse
8 20 202 John McDaniel Wide Receiver Lincoln
9 23 231 Edward Johnson Defensive End Southern Methodist
10 22 256 Chuck Herd Tight End Penn State
11 21 281 Ed Kezirian Offensive Tackle UCLA
12 20 306 Rudy McClinon Defensive Back Xavier
13 23 335 Ted Jornou Linebacker Iowa State
14 22 360 Mike Phillips Offensive Tackle Cornell
15 21 385 Isaac Jackson Running Back Kansas State
16 20 410 Darryl Bishop Defensive Back Kentucky
17 23 439 Jim Smith Running Back North Carolina Central

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

1974 Cincinnati Bengals schedule
Date Opponent Result Score Atten. Stadium
September 15 Cleveland Browns W 33–7 53,113 Riverfront
September 22 San Diego Chargers L 17–20 51,178 Riverfront
September 29 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–3 49,895 Candlestick Park
October 6 Washington Redskins W 28–17 56,175 Riverfront
October 13 at Cleveland Browns W 34–24 70,897 Cleveland
October 20 at Oakland Raiders L 27–30 51,821 Oakland Coliseum
October 27 Houston Oilers L 21–34 55,434 Riverfront
November 3 at Baltimore Colts W 24–14 36,110 Memorial
November 10 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10 57,532 Riverfront
November 17 at Houston Oilers L 3–20 44,054 Astrodome
November 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 33–6 49,777 Riverfront
December 2 at Miami Dolphins L 3–24 71,962 Orange Bowl
December 8 Detroit Lions L 19–23 45,159 Riverfront
December 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27 42,878 Three Rivers

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 305 189 W-2
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 283 259 L-3
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 236 282 W-1
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 251 344 L-2

Team statsEdit

1974 Cincinnati Bengals Team Stats
TEAM STATS Bengals Opponents
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
TOTAL NET YARDS
Avg Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
NET YARDS RUSHING
Avg. Per Game
Total Rushes
NET YARDS PASSING
Avg. Per Game
Sacked Yards Lost
Gross Yards
Att. Completions
Completion Pct.
Intercepted
PUNTS-AVERAGE
PENALTIES-YARDS
FUMBLES-BALL LOST
TOUCHDOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Returns
Score by Periods 1 2 3 4 Tot
Bengals
Opponents

Team leadersEdit

  • Passing: Ken Anderson (328 Att, 213 Comp, 2667 Yds, 64.9 Pct, 18 TD, 10 Int, 95.7 Rating)
  • Rushing: Charlie Davis (72 Att, 375 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 29 Long, 0 TD)
  • Receiving: Isaac Curtis (30 Rec, 633 Yds, 21.1 Avg, 77 Long, 10 TD)
  • Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 65 points (11 FG; 32 PAT)

RosterEdit

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and recordsEdit

Pro Bowl SelectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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