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1976 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Bill Johnson
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1975 1977

The 1976 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's ninth year in professional football and its seventh with the National Football League.

Paul Brown had announced his retirement after 41 seasons of coaching and named Bill Johnson, one his longtime assistant, as the successor over future San Francisco Head coach Bill Walsh. Brown continued to serve as the club's general manager and vice president. The Bengals acquired defensive end Coy Bacon in a trade with San Diego and drafted halfback Archie Griffin, the two-time Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State. The Bengals won nine of their first 11 games and finished 10–4, but did not make the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1976 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 11 11 Billy Brooks Wide Receiver Oklahoma
1 24 24 Archie Griffin Running Back Ohio State
2 10 38 Glenn Bujnoch Guard Texas A&M
2 23 51 Chris Bahr Kicker Penn State
3 9 69 Danny Reece Defensive Back USC
3 22 82 Reggie Williams Linebacker Dartmouth
4 14 106 Tony Davis Running Back Nebraska
4 24 116 Greg Fairchild Guard Tulsa
5 14 138 Willie Shelby Running Back Alabama
5 23 147 Scott Perry Defensive Back Williams
6 20 176 Orlando Nelson Tight End Utah State
7 5 187 Bob Bateman Quarterback Brown
7 10 192 Carmen Rome Defensive Back Miami (OH)
7 23 205 Ken Kuhn Linebacker Ohio State
8 23 232 Ron Hunt Offensive Tackle Oregon
9 22 259 Lonnie Allgood Wide Receiver Syracuse
10 22 287 Tom Klaban Kicker Ohio State
11 23 314 Melvin Morgan Defensive Back Mississippi Valley State
12 22 341 Joe Dale Harris Wide Receiver Alabama
13 24 371 Randy Walker Running Back Miami (OH)
14 23 398 Greg Coleman Punter Florida A&M
15 22 425 Lynn Hieber Quarterback Indiana (PA)
16 24 455 George Demopoulis Center Miami (FL)
17 23 482 Scott Dannelley Guard Ohio State

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

1976 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponet # Result Score Attn. Stadium
September 12 Denver Broncos W 17–7 53,464 Riverfront
September 19 at Baltimore Colts L 27–28 50,374 Memorial
September 26 Green Bay Packers W 28–7 44,103 Riverfront
October 3 at Cleveland Browns W 45–24 75,817 Cleveland
October 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–0 49,700 Riverfront
October 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 6–23 48,311 Three Rivers
October 24 at Houston Oilers W 27–7 45,499 Astrodome
October 31 Cleveland Browns W 21–6 54,776 Riverfront
November 8 Los Angeles Rams W 20–12 52,480 Riverfront
November 14 Houston Oilers W 31–27 53,243 Riverfront
November 21 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–24 46,259 Arrowhead
November 28 Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–7 55,142 Riverfront
December 6 at Oakland Raiders L 20–35 52,430 Oakland Coliseum
December 12 at New York Jets W 42–3 31,067 Shea

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 .714 342 138 W-9
Cincinnati Bengals 10 4 0 .714 335 210 W-1
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 267 287 L-1
Houston Oilers 5 9 0 .357 222 273 L-2

Team statsEdit

1976 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 (338 Att, 179 Comp, 2367 Yds, 53.0 Pct, 19 TD, 14 Int, 76.9 Rating)
  • Rushing: Boobie Clark (151 Att, 671 Yds, 4.4 Avg, 24 Long, 7 TD)
  • Receiving: Isaac Curtis (41 Rec, 766 Yds, 18.7 Avg, 85 Long, 6 TD)
  • Scoring: Chris Bahr, 81 points (14 FG; 39 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

  • Ken Riley, Franchise Record, Most Interceptions in One Season, (9) [1]

Pro Bowl SelectionsEdit

  • QB Ken Anderson
  • DE Coy Bacon
  • S Tommy Casanova
  • WR Isaac Curtis
  • LB Jim LeClair
  • CB Lemar Parrish

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
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