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1972 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach: Paul Brown
LinebackersVince Costello
Offensive BacksJack Donaldson
Offensive LineBill Johnson
Defensive LineChuck Studley
ReceiversBill Walsh
Defensive BacksChuck Weber
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972AGreen Bay Packers14-24LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Sat8/12/1972HDetroit Lions28-20WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55799
Sat8/19/1972HMiami Dolphins17-35LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55808
Mon8/28/1972APhiladelphia Eagles34-20WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium44232
Sun9/3/1972NCleveland Browns27-21WColumbus, OHOhio Stadium84816
Sat9/9/1972HAtlanta Falcons14-44LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55804
Sun9/17/1972ANew England Patriots31-7WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun9/24/1972HPittsburgh Steelers15-10WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium54292
Sun10/1/1972ACleveland Browns6-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81564
Sun10/8/1972HDenver Broncos21-10WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55812
Sun10/15/1972AKansas City Chiefs23-16WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79068
Sun10/22/1972ALos Angeles Rams12-15LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum73385
Sun10/29/1972HHouston Oilers30-7WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59409
Sun11/5/1972APittsburgh Steelers17-40LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun11/12/1972HOakland Raiders14-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59485
Sun11/19/1972HBaltimore Colts19-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium49512
Sun11/26/1972AChicago Bears13-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun12/3/1972HNew York Giants13-10WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59523
Sat12/9/1972HCleveland Browns24-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59524
Sun12/17/1972AHouston Oilers61-17WHouston, TXAstrodome32428
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 AdamsMLB6'022223Ohio State14
14Ken AndersonQB6'321223Augustana (Illinois)13
57Ken AveryRLB6'122528Southern Mississippi13
58Al BeauchampLLB6'223528Southern University14
66Bill BergeyMLB6'224027Arkansas State12
82Royce BerryLDE6'324526Houston14
89Drew BuieWR6'218225Catawba4
70Ron CarpenterRDT-LDE6'426124North Carolina State14
11Virgil CarterQB6'118527Brigham Young10
37Tommy CasanovaRS6'220222Louisiana State14
79Steve ChomyszakRDT6'527028Syracuse13
38Steve ConleyRB6'222523Arizona Western JC; Kansas1
88Bruce CosletTE6'322626Pacific10
34Neal CraigLS6'118924Fisk14
50Tom DeLeoneC6'225222Ohio State130
63Guy DennisLOG-ROG6'225425Florida13
44Doug DresslerRB6'322824Marin JC; Chico State14
72Howard FestLOG6'626326Texas14
76Vern HollandROT6'526724Tennessee State14
23Bernie JacksonLCB6'017322Los Angeles Pierce JC; Washington State14
54Bob JohnsonC6'525826Tennessee14
19Essex JohnsonRB5'919726Grambling State14
80Ken JohnsonLDE-RDE6'626525Indiana11
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118625Grambling State6
56Tim KearneyLB6'222622Northern Michigan1
24Ernie KellermannLS-RS6'018429Miami (Ohio)14
87Mike KellyTE6'421524Davidson13
68Steve LawsonOG6'326523Kansas3
55Jim LeClairLLB6'323422North Dakota14
15Dave LewisP6'221627Stanford14
73Pat MatsonROG6'124628Oregon14
71Rufus MayesLOT6'525525Ohio State6
26Reece MorrisonRB6'020627Texas State6
16Horst MuhlmannK6'121032none140
25Chip MyersWR6'420327Northwestern Oklahoma State1414
20Lemar ParrishLCB5'1118125Lincoln (Missouri)1414
53Bill PetersonRLB6'322827San Jose State14
30Jess PhillipsRB6'120825Michigan State13
60Ron PritchardRLB-LLB6'123625Arizona State7
27Al RandolphS6'219928Iowa2
74Mike ReidLDT6'325525Penn State14
13Ken RileyRCB6'018525Florida A&M12
18Paul RobinsonRB6'019928Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona4
17Speedy ThomasWR6'117525Laney JC; Utah11
84Bob TrumpyTE6'622627Illinois; Utah12
75Stan WaltersLOT6'627024Syracuse8
40Pete WatsonTE6'121022Tufts2
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525024Laney JC; California1313
33Fred WillisRB6'020925Boston College5
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Sherm White12DECalifornia
Tommy Casanova229DBLouisiana State
Jim LecCair354LBNorth Dakota
Bernie Jackson481DBWashington State
Tom DeLeone5106COhio State
Steve Conley7158RBKansas
Dan Kratzer8185WRMissouri Valley
Stan Walters9210TSyracuse
Brian Foster10237DBColorado
Kent Pederson11261TEUC Santa Barbara
Rick Wegis12289DBCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
James Hamilton13314QBArkansas State
Steve Porter14341WRIndiana
Hosea Minnieweather15366DTJackson State
John Wiegmann16393WRCal Poly (Pomona)
Dave Green17418KOhio University
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals366299102
Opponents Totals37794271
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals255112122217919640.376738
Opponents Totals2079892174617027.169581
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Horst Muhlmann0303196.8274067.50111
Doug Dressler70000042
Essex Johnson60000036
Ken Anderson30000018
Chip Myers30000018
Lemar Parrish30000018
Virgil Carter20000012
Bob Trumpy20000012
Tommy Casanova1000006
Bruce Coslet1000006
Neal Craig1000006
Jess Phillips1000006
Speedy Thomas1000006
Sherm White0000012
Team Totals31303196.8274067.51299
Opponents Totals24232495.8202969.01229
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Horst Muhlmann274067.56/76/109/125/81/3
Team Totals274067.56/76/109/125/81/3
Opponents Totals202969.04/7/8/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Essex Johnson2128253.9194
Doug Dressler1285654.443t6
Jess Phillips482074.3201
Fred Willis421273.0120
Paul Robinson21944.5150
Ken Anderson22944.3183
Virgil Carter12574.8142
Dave Lewis11515.0150
Steve Conley382.750
Charlie Joiner122.020
Reece Morrison122.020
Team Totals49119964.143t16
Opponents Totals40618154.54111
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Anderson30117156.812319186.411.265t72.372.318155176374.0
Virgil Carter824757.3315797.112.33633.744.963754271.1
Fred Willis11100.001616.016.01600.000.00016118.8
Team Totals38421957.015425136.511.565t102.6112.924192232173.6
Opponents Totals35016747.716320335.812.268t113.1205.738296173752.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Chip Myers5779213.9423
Bob Trumpy4450011.4382
Doug Dressler393488.9331
Essex Johnson2942014.565t2
Speedy Thomas1717110.1181
Jess Phillips10505.0150
Fred Willis9465.1100
Charlie Joiner813316.6250
Bruce Coslet5489.6171
Drew Buie155.050
Team Totals219251311.565t10
Opponents Totals167203312.268t11
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Casanova510821.6330
Lemar Parrish59018.033t2
Doug Adams34414.7190
Ken Riley300.000
Neal Craig27638.063t1
Al Beauchamp188.080
Bernie Jackson100.000
Team Totals2032616.363t3
Opponents Totals11706.4280
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Lewis66277742.16006152250538.0
Team Totals66277742.16006152250538.0
Opponents Totals84355942.4620437
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Casanova30192899.666t1
Lemar Parrish1521419.451t1
Essex Johnson2073.570
Team Totals47214379.366t2
Opponents Totals26161525.9540
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bernie Jackson2150924.2620
Lemar Parrish1534823.2450
Charlie Joiner58817.6250
Tommy Casanova13434.0340
Dave Lewis11515.0150
Essex Johnson11313.0130
Guy Dennis11111.0110
Mike Kelly100.000
Team Totals46101822.1620
Opponents Totals4498422.4340
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Anderson5000-200
Al Beauchamp102200
Bill Bergey0002200
Ron Carpenter0001100
Virgil Carter2101-60
Steve Chomyszak0010100
Steve Conley0001100
Neal Craig0020200
Doug Dressler400000
Bernie Jackson200000
Bob Johnson1000-30
Essex Johnson410100
Charlie Joiner100000
Mike Kelly100000
Jim LeClair0001100
Lemar Parrish4011-190
Jess Phillips100000
Speedy Thomas110100
Stan Walters0020200
Sherm White0001100
Fred Willis100000
Team Totals28208917-480
Opponents Totals3091918371
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