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2016 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Home Field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 6–9–1
Place 3rd AFC North
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers DT Geno Atkins
QB Andy Dalton
DE Carlos Dunlap
WR A. J. Green
OT Andrew Whitworth
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2015 2017

The 2016 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 47th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the fourteenth under head coach Marvin Lewis. The Bengals regressed from their 12–4 record from 2015, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010, finishing 6–9–1, and finishing in 3rd place in their division. This season would see the Bengals play in London for the first time ever, where they tied the Washington Redskins 27–27.

Offseason Edit

Organizational changes Edit

On January 12, 2016, defensive backs coach Vance Joseph was hired as the new defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.[1] On the same day, linebackers coach Matt Burke also was hired as the new linebackers coach of the Miami Dolphins.[2] On January 13, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was hired as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns.[3] On January 15, quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was promoted to offensive coordinator.[4] On the same day, former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett was hired as the new linebackers coach.[5] On January 18, the Bengals hired former Miami Dolphins assistant coaches Bill Lazor as the new quarterbacks coach, and Kevin Coyle as the new defensive backs coach, as well as hiring Washington Redskins assistant coach Jacob Burney as the new defensive line coach.[6] On January 19, defensive line coach Jay Hayes was hired to be the new defensive line coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[7]

Contract extensions Edit

On March 4, the Bengals signed wide receiver Brandon Tate to a one-year extension through 2017 worth $1,024,000.[8] On March 7, the Bengals signed center T. J. Johnson to a one-year extension through 2017 worth $600,000.[9] On May 17, the Bengals signed safety Shawn Williams to a four-year extension through 2020 worth $19.5 million.[10] On June 8, the Bengals signed halfback Giovani Benard to a three-year extension through 2019 worth $15.5 million.[11] On August 2, the Bengals signed tight end Ryan Hewitt to a three-year extension through 2019 worth $7.5 million.[12]

Roster changes Edit

Acquisitions Edit

Pre-Draft Edit

The first transactions of the year occurred shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 regular season on January 8, when the Bengals signed kicker Zach Hocker, defensive end Dezmond Johnson and safety Floyd Raven to Reserve/Future contracts.[13] On January 11, the Bengals signed wide receiver Michael Bennett and Jake Kumerow, offensive lineman Trey Hopkins, linebacker Jeff Luc and Jayson DiManche, and tight end Matt Lengel to reserve/future contracts.[14] Additionally, the Bengals signed running back Bronson Hill to a reserve/future contract on February 2, and tight end John Peters on February 3.[15][16] On February 8, the Bengals signed Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin and New York Giants cornerback Chykie Brown.[17]

On March 17, the Bengals signed Oakland Raiders safety Taylor Mays.[18] On March 29, 2016, they signed Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby.[19] On March 30, the Bengals signed New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lafell.[20]

Post-Draft Edit

On May 8, the Bengals signed four undrafted free agents: kicker Jonathan Brown (Louisville), linebacker Gionni Paul (Utah), offensive lineman Trip Thurman (Florida), and cornerback Corey Tindal (Marshall).[21] On May 11, the Bengals signed former Louisville offensive lineman Aaron Epps (UDFA).[22] On May 16, the Bengals signed former Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata (UDFA).[23] On May 26, the Bengals signed fullback Andrew Bonnet.[24] On July 26, the Bengals signed former Calgary wide receiver Rashaun Simonise (UDFA).[25] On July 27, the Bengals signed former Nebraska defensive end Jack Gangwish (UDFA).[26] On July 28, the Bengals signed safety Jimmy Wilson.[27]

Departures Edit

Of the Bengals' unrestricted free agents, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu signed a 5-year $40 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons on March 11.[28] On the same day, wide receiver Marvin Jones signed a 5-year $40 million contract with the Detroit Lions.[29] On April 6, safety Reggie Nelson signed a 2-year $12 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.[30] On August 4, cornerback Leon Hall signed a one-year $2 million deal with the New York Giants.[31]

On April 26, the Bengals released linebacker A.J. Hawk.[32] On May 11, offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin was released.[22] On May 16, undrafted free agent quarterback Matt Johnson was released.[23] On July 20, undrafted free agent cornerback Corey Tindal was released.[33] On July 26, defensive end Dezmond Johnson and undrafted free agent running back DyShawn Mobley were released.[25]

2016 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft Edit

Prior to the draft, the Bengals held visits for 40 players; 15 had private visits, 5 players visited during the NFL Scouting Combine, 1 met during the Senior Bowl, and 2 at the East–West Shrine Game, 11 had private workouts, while 2 had local visits.[34]

Draft Edit

2016 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 24 William Jackson III CB Houston
2 55 Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
3 87 Nick Vigil MLB Utah State
4 122 Andrew Billings DT Baylor
5 161 Christian WestermanG Arizona State
6 199 Cody Core WR Ole Miss
7 245 Clayton Fejedelem S Illinois

Undrafted free agents Edit

After the draft, the Bengals signed the following undrafted free agents.

Position Player College
DE Ryan Brown Mississippi State
RB Tra Carson Texas A&M
RB Dy'shawn Mobley Eastern Kentucky
G-C Alex Cooper Houston
G-C Alex Redmond UCLA
DT David Dean Virginia
WR Alex Erickson Wisconsin
WR Antwane Grant Western Kentucky
WR Alonzo Russell Toledo
LB Darien Harris Michigan State
CB Darius Hillary Wisconsin
QB Matt Johnson Bowling Green
T John Weidenaar Montana State
QB Joe Licata Buffalo
Source:[35][36]

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 12 Minnesota Vikings L 16–17 0–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
2 August 18 at Detroit Lions W 30–14 1–1 Ford Field Recap
3 August 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 21–26 1–2 EverBank Field Recap
4 September 1 Indianapolis Colts L 10–13 1–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 at New York Jets W 23–22 1–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 September 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–24 1–1 Heinz Field Recap
3 September 25 Denver Broncos L 17–29 1–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
4 September 29 Miami Dolphins W 22–7 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–28 2–3 AT&T Stadium Recap
6 October 16 at New England Patriots L 17–35 2–4 Gillette Stadium Recap
7 October 23 Cleveland Browns W 31–17 3–4 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Washington Redskins T 27–27 (OT) 3–4–1 Wembley Stadium (London, England) Recap
9 Bye
10 November 14 at New York Giants L 20–21 3–5–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 November 20 Buffalo Bills L 12–16 3–6–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
12 November 27 at Baltimore Ravens L 14–19 3–7–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
13 December 4 Philadelphia Eagles W 32–14 4–7–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
14 December 11 at Cleveland Browns W 23–10 5–7–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
15 December 18 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–24 5–8–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at Houston Texans L 10–12 5–9–1 NRG Stadium Recap
17 January 1 Baltimore Ravens W 27–10 6–9–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at New York JetsEdit

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 10 7 3

23

Jets 7 9 0 6

22

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CIN – A. J. Green 54-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 11:23. Bengals 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 78 yards, 2:11.
  • NYJ – Eric Decker 15-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (kick failed, wide right), 9:38. Jets 13–10. Drive: 5 plays, 39 yards, 1:45.
  • NYJ – Nick Folk 45-yard field goal, 3:19. Jets 16–10. Drive: 9 plays, 28 yards, 4:42.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 21-yard field goal, 0:00. Jets 16–13. Drive: 12 plays, 82 yards, 3:19.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 12-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 3:09. Bengals 20–16. Drive: 9 plays, 92 yards, 4:09.

Fourth quarter

  • NYJ – Nick Folk 20-yard field goal, 11:26. Bengals 20–19. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 6:43.
  • NYJ – Nick Folk 23-yard field goal, 3:23. Jets 22–20. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 5:39.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 47-yard field goal, 0:54. Bengals 23–22. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 2:29.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • CIN – A. J. Green – 12 receptions, 180 yards, TD
  • NYJ – Matt Forte – 5 receptions, 59 yards

In a hard fought affair, Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked a career-high seven times. A. J. Green finished the game with 12 receptions for 180 yards plus a touchdown. The Bengals trailed by one with just over three minutes left in the game, but Dalton completed all four of his passes for 33 yards to set up Mike Nugent's go-ahead field goal with 54 seconds remaining. Three plays into the ensuing Jets' drive, Bengals' defensive back Josh Shaw recorded his first interception, picking off Ryan Fitzpatrick on a 3rd and 10 to seal a third straight season-opening victory for Cincinnati as they started 1–0. They also snapped a 9-game road losing streak to the Jets.

Week 2: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Two: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 3 3 7

16

Steelers 7 3 7 7

24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal, 4:10. Steelers 10–3. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 0:55.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 33-yard field goal, 0:00. Steelers 10–6. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 0:48.

Third quarter

  • PIT – Jesse James 9-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 6:16. Steelers 17–6. Drive: 7 plays, 91 yards, 3:20.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 21-yard field goal, 2:10. Steelers 17–9. Drive: 10 plays, 72 yards, 4:06.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – DeAngelo Williams 4-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 6:48. Steelers 24–9. Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards, 6:54.
  • CIN – Giovani Bernard 25-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 3:25. Steelers 24–16. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:23.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

On a rain-soaked Heinz Field, the Bengals' offense struggled to get much going against the Steelers. All three of the Bengals' red zone trips resulted in Mike Nugent field goals, while Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns. With just under seven minutes left in the game, Roethlisberger tossed a four-yard touchdown to running back DeAngelo Williams that gave Pittsburgh a 24–9 lead. The Bengals responded, however, as Andy Dalton drove Cincinnati to a quick score, finding Giovani Bernard on a 25-yard touchdown to make it 24–16. Trying to tie the game, Cincinnati drove to the Steelers' 39-yard line with two minutes left in the game, but rookie receiver Tyler Boyd's fumble sealed a Bengals loss. It appeared Boyd 's knee was down before he lost control of the ball on a hit by James Harrison, but upon review, the call stood and the Bengals dropped to 1–1. Dalton threw for 366 yards for the second straight week, giving him the NFL lead in passing yards (732) through two weeks.

Week 3: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Three: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 13 0 13

29

Bengals 7 7 0 3

17

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 63,850
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 3-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 11:07. Bengals 7–0. Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 2:50.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 20-yard field goal, 4:05. Bengals 7–3. Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards, 7:02.

Second quarter

  • DEN – Emmanuel Sanders 41-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (Brandon McManus kick), 13:57. Broncos 10–7. Drive: 3 plays, 46 yards, 1:03.
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 4-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 4:57. Bengals 14–10. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:36.
  • DEN – Emmanuel Sanders 7-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (kick blocked), 0:28. Broncos 16–14. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 4:29.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 34-yard field goal, 14:52. Bengals 17–16. Drive: 15 plays, 60 yards, 8:18.
  • DEN – John Phillips 1-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (run failed), 6:56. Broncos 22–17. Drive: 13 plays, 82 yards, 7:56.
  • DEN – Demaryius Thomas 55-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (Brandon McManus kick), 4:23. Broncos 29–17. Drive: 4 plays, 83 yards, 1:39.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos, Andy Dalton's 300-yard streak was stopped, throwing for just 206 yards. It was also his second straight game in which he did not throw a touchdown pass. With the loss, the Bengals dropped to 1–2 and third place in the AFC North.

Week 4: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Four: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 0 0 0

7

Bengals 10 6 3 3

22

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 8:25 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,834
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NFLN): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 22-yard field goal, 4:12. Bengals 13–7. Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards, 8:25.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 43-yard field goal, 1:06. Bengals 16–7. Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:01.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 22-yard field goal, 6:09. Bengals 19–7. Drive: 9 plays, 85 yards, 4:16.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 47-yard field goal, 13:30. Bengals 22–7. Drive: 10 plays, 45 yards, 5:25.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Bengals wore white and black Color Rush uniforms for this game. With the win, the Bengals improved to 2–2.

Week 5: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Five: Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 14

14

Cowboys 7 14 7 0

28

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,653
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • DAL – Dak Prescott 5-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 14:43. Cowboys 14–0. Drive: 11 plays, 89 yards, 6:33.
  • DAL – Cole Beasley 14-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 4:09. Cowboys 21–0. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:38.

Third quarter

  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 60-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 11:38. Cowboys 28–0. Drive: 1 play, 60 yards, 0:09.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 7-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 10:10. Cowboys 28–7. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 5:13.
  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 5-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 2:39. Cowboys 28–14. Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 5:03.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the Bengals dropped to 2–3.

Week 6: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Six: Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 3

17

Patriots 3 7 15 10

35

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 66 °F (19 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 66,829
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 46-yard field goal, 12:06. Patriots 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 2:54.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Andy Dalton 2-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 3:10. Bengals 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:26.
  • NE – James White 15-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 1:01. Patriots 10–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:09.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 5-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 11:14. Bengals 14–10. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:46.
  • NE – Andy Dalton sacked by Dont'a Hightower for a safety, 7:05. Bengals 14–12.
  • NE – Rob Gronkowski 4-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 5:00. Patriots 19–14. Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 2:05.
  • NE – James White 4-yard pass from Tom Brady (kick failed, wide left), 2:58. Patriots 25–14. Drive: 4 plays, 53 yards, 1:35.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 25-yard field goal, 12:34. Patriots 25–17. Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards, 5:24.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 31-yard field goal, 6:04. Patriots 28–17. Drive: 12 plays, 62 yards, 6:30.
  • NE – LeGarrette Blount 1-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 0:57. Patriots 35–17. Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards, 2:35.

Top passers

  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 21/31, 254 yards, TD
  • NE – Tom Brady – 29/35, 376 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

  • CIN – Giovani Bernard – 15 rushes, 49 yards
  • NE – LeGarrette Blount – 13 rushes, 50 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • CIN – A. J. Green – 6 receptions, 88 yards
  • NE – Rob Gronkowski – 7 receptions, 162 yards, TD

Newly acquired Brandon LaFell returned to New England for the first time after leaving the Patriots in the offseason. With the loss, the Bengals dropped to 2–4.

Week 7: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Seven: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 10 7 0

17

Bengals 7 14 10 0

31

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CLE – Cody Parkey 28-yard field goal, 13:26. Bengals 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 5:16.
  • CLE – Isaiah Crowell 1-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), 6:20. Browns 10–7. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 5:39.
  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 44-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 4:09. Bengals 14–10. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:11.
  • CIN – A. J. Green 48-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 0:00. Bengals 21–10. Drive: 7 plays, 85 yards, 1:03.

Third quarter

  • CLE – Kevin Hogan 28-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), 10:43. Bengals 21–17. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:17.
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 74-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 9:47. Bengals 28–17. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:56.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 36-yard field goal, 4:19. Bengals 31–17. Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards, 3:16.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With their fourth straight win over the Browns, the Bengals improved to 3–4. With the Ravens' loss to the Jets, the Bengals moved into a tie for second in the AFC North.

Week 8: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

NFL International Series

Week Eight: Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 3 7 10

27

Bengals 7 0 13 7

27

at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 20-yard field goal, 8:16. Redskins 10–7. Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 4:04.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 15-yard pass from Andy Dalton (kick failed, wide left), 10:42. Bengals 13–10. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:18.
  • CIN – Andy Dalton 1-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 5:15. Bengals 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 3:58.
  • WAS – Jordan Reed 23-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 3:02. Bengals 20–17. Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 2:13.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 33-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:30. Redskins 24–20. Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards, 4:18.
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 1-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 6:54. Bengals 27–24. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:36.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 40-yard field goal, 1:07. Tied 27–27. Drive: 10 plays, 45 yards, 2:08.

Overtime

  • No scoring plays

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Bengals hosted the Washington Redskins in London between a shootout between Kirk Cousins and Andy Dalton. Unfortunately, the Bengals could not score in overtime nor the Redskins and thus allowed a tie for the third time in 10 years and first tie since tying with the Carolina Panthers 37–37 in 2014, leaving their record at 3–4–1.

Week 10: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Ten: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 10 0

20

Giants 7 7 0 7

21

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 25-yard field goal, 4:19. Bengals 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:54.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 10-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 1:17. Giants 14–10. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:02.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 9-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 13:58. Bengals 17–14. Drive: 2 plays, 13 yards, 1:02.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 38-yard field goal, 8:52. Bengals 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 3:33.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 3-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 14:05. Giants 21–20. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 2:51.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the Bengals fell to 3–5–1. They also fell to 0–4 all time against the Giants on the road.

Week 11: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Eleven: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 3 3 3

16

Bengals 6 6 0 0

12

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 7-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 8:52. Bills 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:23.
  • CIN – Andy Dalton 2-yard run (kick failed, hit right upright), 2:34. Bills 7–6. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:18.

Second quarter

  • BUF – Dan Carpenter 26-yard field goal, 9:03. Bills 10–6. Drive: 4 plays, −5 yards, 2:05.
  • CIN – Tyler Boyd 1-yard pass from Andy Dalton (kick failed, hit right upright), 3:10. Bengals 12–10. Drive: 13 plays, 66 yards, 5:53.

Third quarter

  • BUF – Dan Carpenter 54-yard field goal, 10:25. Bills 13–12. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 4:35.

Fourth quarter

  • BUF – Dan Carpenter 20-yard field goal, 12:05. Bills 16–12. Drive: 15 plays, 88 yards, 8:12.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Not only did the Bengals lose 16–12 and drop to 3–6–1, but lost star wide receiver A. J. Green to a pulled hamstring in the first quarter.

Week 12: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Twelve: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 6 5

14

Ravens 10 6 0 3

19

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,903
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • BAL – Breshad Perriman 14-yard pass from Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker kick), 10:15. Ravens 7–0. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:45.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 52-yard field goal, 5:39. Ravens 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 2 yards, 2:41.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 23-yard field goal, 14:50. Ravens 10–3. Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards, 5:49.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 57-yard field goal, 1:40. Ravens 13–3. Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 2:55.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 54-yard field goal, 0:00. Ravens 16–3. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 1:01.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 3-yard pass from Andy Dalton (kick failed, wide right), 4:16. Ravens 16–9. Drive: 11 plays, 86 yards, 4:58.

Fourth quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 36-yard field goal, 12:16. Ravens 19–9. Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 7:00.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 36-yard field goal, 6:00. Ravens 19–12. Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 2:50.
  • CIN – Sam Koch out of bounds in end zone for a safety, 0:00. Ravens 19–14.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the Bengals fell to 3–7–1. Also, their 5-game winning streak against the Ravens was snapped.

Week 13: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Thirteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 7

14

Bengals 10 9 10 3

32

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 55,456
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Peter Schrager
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 32-yard field goal, 10:22. Bengals 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 39 yards, 3:43.
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 2-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 1:32. Bengals 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 4:12.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Mike Nugent 33-yard field goal, 6:23. Bengals 13–0. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 2:46.
  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 13-yard pass from Andy Dalton (kick failed, wide right), 0:07. Bengals 19–0. Drive: 12 plays, 93 yards, 3:07.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 8-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 11:21. Bengals 26–0. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 3:39.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 26-yard field goal, 4:07. Bengals 29–0. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:53.
  • PHI – Zach Ertz 13-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick), 2:30. Bengals 29–7. Drive: 6 plays, 38 yards, 1:37.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Darren Sproles 2-yard run (Caleb Sturgis kick), 6:53. Bengals 29–14. Drive: 15 plays, 61 yards, 6:04.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 38-yard field goal, 2:50. Bengals 32–14. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:02.

Top passers

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Top receivers

With the win, the Bengals improved to 4–7–1. They also improved to 4–0–1 all time at home against Philadelphia.

Week 14: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Fourteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 13 7 0 3

23

Browns 0 0 7 3

10

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 28 °F (−2 °C), snow
  • Game attendance: 60,028
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 5-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent kick), 5:06. Bengals 20–0. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:37.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • CLE – Cody Parkey 30-yard field goal, 14:14. Bengals 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 4:06.
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 44-yard field goal, 8:38. Bengals 23–10. Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:36.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the Bengals improved to 5–7–1, and are still in playoff contention.

Week 15: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Fifteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 6 6 9

24

Bengals 10 10 0 0

20

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 24 °F (−4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,096
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 23-yard field goal, 7:39. Bengals 3–0. Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards, 7:21.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 45-yard field goal, 3:42. Tied 3–3. Drive: 7 plays, 28 yards, 3:57.
  • CIN – Andy Dalton 1-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 0:00. Bengals 10–3. Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:42.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 4-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 9:02. Bengals 17–3. Drive: 10 plays, 82 yards, 4:16.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal, 5:25. Bengals 17–6. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 3:37.
  • CIN – Randy Bullock 22-yard field goal, 2:51. Bengals 20–6. Drive: 7 plays, 22 yards, 2:34.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal, 0:06. Bengals 20–9. Drive: 11 plays, 54 yards, 2:45.

Third quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 40-yard field goal, 10:38. Bengals 20–12. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 4:22.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal, 2:05. Bengals 20–15. Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards, 4:18.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 30-yard field goal, 12:25. Bengals 20–18. Drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 2:36.
  • PIT – Eli Rogers 24-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (pass failed), 7:29. Steelers 24–20. Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 3:22.

Top passers

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Top receivers

With their fourth straight loss to the Steelers, the Bengals fell to 5–8–1, and were eliminated from playoff contention and were condemned to their first losing season since 2010.

Week 16: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Sixteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 0 7

10

Texans 0 0 3 9

12

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 43-yard field goal, 0:00. Bengals 3–0. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards, 4:58.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Nick Novak 25-yard field goal, 9:05. Tied 3–3. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:55.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Nick Novak 22-yard field goal, 13:31. Texans 6–3. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 6:34.
  • CIN – Brandon LaFell 86-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick), 10:45. Bengals 10–6. Drive: 3 plays, 91 yards, 0:55.
  • HOU – Alfred Blue 24-yard run (kick blocked), 8:41. Texans 12–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:04.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

As time expired, Randy Bullock missed the game-winning field goal sending the Bengals to 5–9–1. Dalton also set a new career-high of losses in a single season.

Week 17: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Seventeen: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 0 0 7

10

Bengals 14 6 0 7

27

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 54,944
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Carter Blackburn and Chris Simms
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Rex Burkhead 5-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 10:17. Bengals 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 3:49.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 30-yard field goal, 3:12. Bengals 7–3. Drive: 13 plays, 63 yards, 7:05.
  • CIN – C. J. Uzomah 1-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick), 0:00. Bengals 14–3. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:12.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 23-yard field goal, 6:09. Bengals 17–3. Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 4:57.
  • CIN – Randy Bullock 24-yard field goal, 0:03. Bengals 20–3. Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards, 2:25.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • BAL – Kenneth Dixon 1-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 8:37. Bengals 20–10. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 3:12.
  • CIN – Rex Burkhead 5-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 2:20. Bengals 27–10. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, 2:24.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the Bengals ended their season at 6–9–1.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2016 AFC North standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2016 AFC standings

StaffEdit

2016 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 10 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

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