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1979 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Homer Rice
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 12th year in professional football and its 10th with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1979 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 3 3 Jack Thompson Quarterback Washington State
1 12 12 Charles Alexander Running Back LSU
2 2 30 Dan Ross Tight End Northeastern
3 3 59 Barney Cotton Guard Nebraska
4 2 84 James White Defensive Tackle Albany State
4 9 91 Vaughn Lusby Defensive Back Arkansas
5 3 113 Casey Merrill Defensive End UC-Davis
6 2 139 Steve Kreider Wide Receiver Lehigh
7 3 168 Max Montoya Offensive Tackle UCLA
8 2 194 Howie Kurnick Linebacker Cincinnati
9 3 223 Scott Burk Defensive Back Oklahoma State
10 2 250 Nathan Poole Running Back Louisville
11 3 278 Ken Bungarda Defensive End Missouri
12 1 304 Jim Browner Defensive Back Notre Dame

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 2, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 10–0
2 September 9, 1979 at Buffalo Bills L 51–24
3 September 16, 1979 New England Patriots L 20–14
4 September 23, 1979 Houston Oilers L 30–27
5 September 30, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–13
6 October 7, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–7
7 October 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
8 October 21, 1979 at Cleveland Browns L 28–27
9 October 28, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles W 37–13
10 November 4, 1979 at Baltimore Colts L 38–28
11 November 11, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 26–24
12 November 18, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 42–21
13 November 25, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 34–28
14 December 2, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–17
15 December 9, 1979 at Washington Redskins L 28–14
16 December 16, 1979 Cleveland Browns W 16–12

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1240.750416262
Houston Oilers 1150.688362331
Cleveland Browns 970.563359352
Cincinnati Bengals 4120.250337421

RosterEdit

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV

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