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1971 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 4-10-0 .286
Head Coach: Paul Brown
LinebackersVince Costello
Offensive BacksJack Donaldson
Offensive LineBill Johnson
Defensive LineChuck Studley
ReceiversBill Walsh
Defensive BacksChuck Weber
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1971AMiami Dolphins27-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl64005
Sat8/14/1971ADetroit Lions31-24WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54365
Mon8/23/1971HPittsburgh Steelers20-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55491
Sat8/28/1971HSt. Louis Cardinals22-21WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55493
Sat9/4/1971HGreen Bay Packers27-24WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55477
Sat9/11/1971AWashington Redskins17-17TWashington, DCRFK Stadium39105
Sun9/19/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles37-14WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55880
Sun9/26/1971APittsburgh Steelers10-21LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48448
Sun10/3/1971AGreen Bay Packers17-20LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Sun10/10/1971HMiami Dolphins13-23LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60099
Sun10/17/1971HCleveland Browns24-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60284
Sun10/24/1971AOakland Raiders27-31LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54699
Sun10/31/1971AHouston Oilers6-10LHouston, TXAstrodome37947
Sun11/7/1971HAtlanta Falcons6-9LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59604
Sun11/14/1971ADenver Broncos24-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun11/21/1971HHouston Oilers28-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59390
Sun11/28/1971HSan Diego Chargers31-31WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59580
Sun12/5/1971ACleveland Browns27-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82705
Sun12/12/1971HPittsburgh Steelers13-21LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60022
Sun12/19/1971ANew York Jets21-35LNew York, NYShea Stadium63151
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Doug AdamsMLB6'022222Ohio State11
14Ken AndersonQB6'321222Augustana (Illinois)11
51Ken AveryRLB6'122527Southern Mississippi14
58Al BeauchampLLB6'223527Southern University14
66Bill BergeyMLB6'224026Arkansas State14
82Royce BerryLDE6'324525Houston14
70Ron CarpenterRDE6'426123North Carolina State14
11Virgil CarterQB6'118526Brigham Young10
79Steve ChomyszakRDT6'527027Syracuse14
23Al ColemanLS-RS6'118527Jackson State; Tennessee State4
88Bruce CosletTE6'322625Pacific14
10Eric CrabtreeWR5'1118627Pittsburgh7
34Neal CraigLS-RCB6'118923Fisk12
63Guy DennisC-ROG6'225424Florida14
44Doug DresslerRB6'322823Marin JC; Chico State14
29Sandy DurkoRS6'118523Southern California14
27Ken DyerS6'318525Arizona State1
59Larry ElyMLB6'123024Iowa6
72Howard FestLOG-LOT6'626325Texas14
35Mike HaffnerWR6'220529UCLA3
26Jimmy HarrisLCB5'1117325Houston; Howard Payne2
76Vern HollandROT6'526723Tennessee State14
54Bob JohnsonC6'525825Tennessee14
19Essex JohnsonRB5'919725Grambling State14
80Ken JohnsonDE6'626524Indiana9
78Willie JonesRDT6'226529Kansas State5
87Mike KellyTE6'421523Davidson14
40Ronnie LambRB6'222728South Carolina12
58Steve LawsonOG6'326522Kansas7
15Dave LewisP6'221626Stanford14
83Ed MarshallWR6'520024Ranger JC; Cameron13
73Pat MatsonROG6'124627Oregon14
71Rufus MayesLOT6'525524Ohio State14
16Horst MuhlmannK6'121031none140
25Chip MyersWR6'420326Northwestern Oklahoma State107
20Lemar ParrishLCB5'1118124Lincoln (Missouri)1414
53Bill PetersonRLB-LLB6'322826San Jose State14
30Jess PhillipsRB6'120824Michigan State14
74Mike ReidLDT6'325524Penn State14
13Ken RileyRCB6'018524Florida A&M13
18Paul RobinsonRB6'019927Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona14
81Nick RomanLDE6'323724Ohio State12
31Fletcher SmithLS6'218228Tennessee State14
17Speedy ThomasWR6'117524Laney JC; Utah12
84Bob TrumpyTE-WR6'622626Illinois; Utah14
33Fred WillisFB6'020924Boston College14
75Ernie WrightLOT6'426832Ohio State7
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Vern Holland115TTennessee State
Steve Lawson241GKansas
Ken Anderson367QBAugustana (Illinois)
Fred Willis493RBBoston College
Art May5110DETuskegeefrom NYJ
Neal Craig7171DBFisk
Freddie Herring8197DBTennessee State
Gary Gustafson9223LBMontana State
Jack Stambaugh10249GOregon
Ed Marshall11275WRCameron
Rod Hayden12301DEMemphis
Dave Knapman13327TECentral Washington
Irvin Mallory14353DBVirginia Union
Bob Thomas15379RBArizona State
Mark Debevc16405LBOhio State
Sam Pearson17432DBWestern Kentucky
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals58649171
Opponents Totals447148102
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2361091151282921
Opponents Totals213931021872722
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Horst Muhlmann03131100.0203655.6091
Fred Willis70000042
Essex Johnson60000036
Bruce Coslet40000024
Bob Trumpy30000018
Eric Crabtree20000012
Lemar Parrish20000012
Speedy Thomas20000012
Ken Anderson1000006
Al Beauchamp1000006
Doug Dressler1000006
Chip Myers1000006
Jess Phillips1000006
Paul Robinson1000006
Virgil Carter011100.00001
Team Totals323232100.0203655.60284
Opponents Totals32313296.9142263.60265
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Horst Muhlmann203655.66/65/84/94/101/3
Team Totals203655.66/65/84/94/101/3
Opponents Totals142263.65/4/4/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Willis1355904.4367
Essex Johnson855226.186t4
Jess Phillips944204.5310
Paul Robinson492134.3171
Doug Dressler542043.8131
Ken Anderson221255.7161
Virgil Carter8425.3190
Ronnie Lamb5132.670
Sandy Durko177.070
Dave Lewis661.090
Eric Crabtree111.010
Speedy Thomas2-1-0.500
Team Totals46221424.686t14
Opponents Totals44617784.06311
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Virgil Carter22213862.27716247.311.890t104.573.213122150286.2
Ken Anderson1317255.0557775.910.84453.843.12315961872.6
Dave Lewis10330.07181.86.01300.000.0422-439.6
Fred Willis2150.0184.08.0800.000.000860.4
Team Totals36521458.614024276.611.390t154.1113.040303212479.8
Opponents Totals35515744.217123826.715.274t195.4277.630254212853.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Trumpy4053113.3443
Chip Myers2728610.6201
Fred Willis242239.3290
Speedy Thomas2232714.990t2
Jess Phillips221255.7191
Bruce Coslet2135617.071t4
Doug Dressler191457.6260
Essex Johnson1425818.467t2
Eric Crabtree141027.3122
Paul Robinson8475.9160
Ed Marshall2189.0100
Mike Kelly199.090
Team Totals214242711.390t15
Opponents Totals157238215.274t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lemar Parrish710515.065t1
Al Beauchamp6538.818t1
Ken Riley5224.4210
Sandy Durko44611.5250
Bill Bergey11616.0160
Bill Peterson11616.0160
Al Coleman11515.0150
Neal Craig100.000
Fletcher Smith100.000
Team Totals2727310.165t2
Opponents Totals1121919.948t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Lewis72322944.85608
Doug Dressler13434.03400
Team Totals73326344.75608304279938.3
Opponents Totals73298840.9590145
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lemar Parrish129937.8470
Sandy Durko611142.370
Speedy Thomas44102.570
Essex Johnson35289.3140
Team Totals25291455.8470
Opponents Totals4183047.4671
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Robinson1833518.6370
Lemar Parrish1329622.8300
Fred Willis48120.3320
Jess Phillips24924.5310
Ronnie Lamb24221.0250
Essex Johnson24020.0210
Doug Dressler12020.0200
Mike Kelly100.000
Team Totals4386320.1370
Opponents Totals39102426.3800
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Anderson5202-90
Ken Avery0001100
Royce Berry0001100
Virgil Carter5303-60
Steve Chomyszak0001100
Bruce Coslet300000
Doug Dressler100000
Sandy Durko100000
Howard Fest0020210
Essex Johnson100000
Ken Johnson0001100
Mike Kelly0010100
Dave Lewis210100
Ed Marshall100000
Pat Matson0030340
Chip Myers100000
Lemar Parrish1022141
Jess Phillips320200
Ken Riley0002200
Paul Robinson110100
Nick Roman0001100
Fletcher Smith0003300
Speedy Thomas100000
Fred Willis310100
Team Totals291316122841
Opponents Totals2112612180
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