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2005 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Home Field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st AFC North
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
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2004 2006

The 2005 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 38th year in professional football and its 36th with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

2005 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 17 17 David PollackLB Georgia
2 16 48 Odell ThurmanLB Georgia
3 19 83 Chris HenryWR West Virginia
4 22 119 Eric GhiaciucC Central Michigan
5 24 153 Adam KieftT Central Michigan
6 29 190 Tab PerryWR UCLA
7 17 233 Jonathan FaneneDE Utah

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2005 Cincinnati Bengals staff

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Marvin Lewis
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Paul Alexander

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Chuck Bresnahan
  • Defensive Line – Jay Hayes
  • Linebackers – Ricky Hunley
  • Defensive Backs – Kevin Coyle
  • Assistant Defensive Backs – Louie Cioffi
  • Staff Assistant – Paul Guenther

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chip Morton
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Oliver

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RosterEdit

2005 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

2005 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Attendance Stadium
September 11 at Cleveland Browns W 27–13
73,013
Cleveland Browns Stadium
September 18 Minnesota Vikings W 37–8
65,763
Paul Brown Stadium
September 25 at Chicago Bears W 24–7
62,045
Soldier Field
October 2 Houston Texans W 16–10
65,714
Paul Brown Stadium
October 9 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–23
66,137
Alltel Stadium
October 16 at Tennessee Titans W 31–23
69,149
The Coliseum
October 23 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–27
66,104
Paul Brown Stadium
October 30 Green Bay Packers W 21–14
65,940
Paul Brown Stadium
November 6 at Baltimore Ravens W 21–9
70,540
M&T Bank Stadium
November 20 Indianapolis Colts L 37–45
65,995
Paul Brown Stadium
November 27 Baltimore Ravens W 42–29
65,680
Paul Brown Stadium
December 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–31
63,044
Heinz Field
December 11 Cleveland Browns W 23–20
65,788
Paul Brown Stadium
December 18 at Detroit Lions W 41–17
61,749
Ford Field
December 24 Buffalo Bills L 27–37
65,485
Paul Brown Stadium
January 1 at Kansas City Chiefs L 3–37
77,211
Arrowhead Stadium
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StandingsEdit

AFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 5–1 7–5 421 350 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 389 258 W4
Baltimore Ravens 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 265 299 L1
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 232 301 W1

PostseasonEdit

Game Stats- AFC Wild Card Playoff
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 14 3

31

Bengals 10 7 0 0

17

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: Sunday January 8, 2006
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,870
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator), Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)

On January 8, 2006, the Cincinnati Bengals took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening round of the playoffs making it the Bengals first playoff appearance of the decade. Disaster started early for the Bengals when Bengals quarterback (Carson Palmer) was hit on just the second play of the game, resulting in a tear of his ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament). Backup quarterback Jon Kitna took over and did very well, giving Cincinnati leads of 10–0 and 17–7 at points of the game. All seemed well for the Bengals until the Steelers came back with 24 unanswered points and knocked the Cincinnati Bengals out of the playoffs with a final score of 31–17.

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • The Bengals established a home season attendance record of 526,469 to break the mark of 524,248 set a season earlier.
  • Palmer's first six starts of the season, combined with his last three starts of 2004, made him only the second passer in NFL history to post nine straight games with a passer rating of 100 or more (Peyton Manning, 2004)
  • Carson Palmer led the NFL in three major passing categories – TD passes (32), completion percentage (67.8) and TD-INT differential (32–12)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Coaching History". Bengals.com. http://www.bengals.com/team/history.html. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  2. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/cin/2005.htm
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