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1978 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Bill JohnsonHomer Rice>
LinebackersHoward Brinker
ReceiversBoyd Dowler
Offensive LineMike McCormack
QuarterbacksHomer Rice
Offensive BacksGeorge Sefcik
Defensive LineChuck Studley
Defensive BacksCharley Winner
StrengthKim Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978ATampa Bay Buccaneers0-17LTampa, FLTampa Stadium60106
Sat8/12/1978HDetroit Lions10-14LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46243
Sat8/19/1978HChicago Bears27-3WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium47685
Sat8/26/1978AGreen Bay Packers17-14WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54927
Sun9/3/1978HKansas City Chiefs23-24LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium41810
Sun9/10/1978ACleveland Browns10-13LOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72691
Sun9/17/1978HPittsburgh Steelers3-28LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium50260
Sun9/24/1978HNew Orleans Saints18-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40455
Sun10/1/1978ASan Francisco 49ers12-28LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park41107
Mon10/9/1978AMiami Dolphins0-21LMiami, FLOrange Bowl54729
Sun10/15/1978HNew England Patriots3-10LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium48699
Sun10/22/1978ABuffalo Bills0-5LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium47754
Sun10/29/1978HHouston Oilers28-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium50532
Sun11/5/1978ASan Diego Chargers13-22LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium43639
Mon11/13/1978HOakland Raiders21-34LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium51374
Sun11/19/1978APittsburgh Steelers6-7LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47578
Sun11/26/1978AHouston Oilers10-17LHouston, TXAstrodome43245
Sun12/3/1978HAtlanta Falcons37-7WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium25336
Mon12/11/1978ALos Angeles Rams20-19WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum47471
Sun12/17/1978HCleveland Browns48-16WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46985
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
14Ken AndersonQB6-321229Augustana (Illinois)1212
10Chris BahrK5-1017025Penn State160
84Don BassTE6-221922Houston168
34Louis BreedenLCB5-1118525Richmond Technical Institute; North Carolina Central1616
82Billy BrooksWR6-320225Oklahoma1512
79Ross BrownerRDE6-326524Notre Dame119
74Glenn BujnochLOG6-626525Texas A&M1616
67Gary BurleyLDE6-328226Wharton County JC; Pittsburgh1616
58Blair BushC6-327322Washington1616
50Glenn CameronRILB-LLB6-222825Florida1514
42Boobie ClarkFB6-224529Bethune-Cookman146
24Marvin CobbSS6-018825Southern California1615
81Jim CorbettTE6-421823Pittsburgh165
85Isaac CurtisWR6-019228California; San Diego State1616
25Tony DavisRB5-1121025Nebraska140
56Tom DePasoLOLB6-222322Penn State122
51Chris DevlinLOLB6-222825Penn State11
52Tom DinkelLOLB-LLB6-324032Kansas161
66Mark DonahueOG6-325122Michigan151
73Eddie EdwardsRDE-RDT6-525724Arizona Western JC; Miami (Florida)1616
36Lenvil ElliottHB6-020727Truman State103
45Archie GriffinHB5-918824Ohio State168
44Ray GriffinCB5-1018522Ohio State150
53Bo HarrisLB6-323525Louisiana State88
16Rob HertelQB6-219523Southern California30
76Vern HollandROT6-526730Tennessee State1616
72Ron HuntOT6-626023Oregon30
30Dick JauronFS-SS6-019028Yale166
54Bob JohnsonC6-525832Tennessee130
46Pete JohnsonFB6-027224Ohio State1611
62Dave LaphamROG6-425926Syracuse1616
83Dennis LawWR6-118223East Tennessee State142
59Jim LeClairLILB-MLB6-323428North Dakota1616
71Rufus MayesOT6-525531Ohio State98
87Pat McInallyP-WR6-621025Harvard161
22Melvin MorganFS-CB6-018625Gulf Coast JC; Mississippi Valley State151
32Scott PerryFS6-018024Williams1310
59Ray PhillipsROLB6-423024Marshalltown JC; Nebraska20
68Dave PureiforyDL6-125529Eastern Michigan70
11John ReavesQB6-321028Florida94
13Ken RileyRCB6-018531Florida A&M1616
51Tom RuudLB6-223025Nebraska70
54Ron ShumonLB6-122723Wichita State130
22Deacon TurnerHB5-1121023Bakersfield CC; San Diego State165
79Ted VincentDT6-426222Wichita State160
88Rick WalkerTE6-423523Santa Ana JC; UCLA1515
75Wilson WhitleyMG-LDT6-326523Houston1616
57Reggie WilliamsROLB-RLB6-023024Dartmouth1615
77Mike WilsonLOT6-528023Georgia99
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ross Browner18DTNotre Damefrom PHI
Blair Bush116CWashington
Ray Griffin235DBOhio Statefrom PHI
Deacon Turner245RBSan Diego State
Ted Vincent372DTWichita State
Don Bass383WRHouston
Dennis Law499WREast Tennessee State
Tom Dinkel5126LBKansas
Rob Hertel5131QBSouthern Californiafrom CHIB
Steve Geise6155RBPenn State
Joe Branson7182DBLivingstone
Danny Bass7193GElonfrom DEN
Bill Miller8211TWestern Illinois
Ron Shumon9238LBWichita State
Tom DePaso10267LBPenn State
Cal Prince11292RBLouisvillefrom STL
Mark Donahue11294GMichigan
Kim Featsent12323WRKent State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals307946970
Opponents Totals6610653563
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals271105141258222636.3110956
Opponents Totals269121118308523835.71231074
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chris Bahr0262989.7163053.3074
Pete Johnson70000042
Don Bass50000030
Isaac Curtis30000018
Archie Griffin30000018
Scott Perry30000018
Billy Brooks20000012
Tony Davis20000012
Rick Walker20000012
Ken Anderson1000006
Dick Jauron1000006
Gary Burley0000012
(Team)0000012
Team Totals29262989.7163053.32252
Opponents Totals34303488.2162369.61284
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Chris Bahr163053.30/05/74/86/121/3
Team Totals163053.30/05/74/86/121/2
Opponents Totals162369.64/7/5/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Pete Johnson1807624.250t7
Archie Griffin1324843.7300
Deacon Turner843334.0650
Boobie Clark401874.7200
Ken Anderson291675.8161
Lenvil Elliott29752.6120
Tony Davis21572.7152
John Reaves6508.3200
Tom Dinkel12020.0200
Isaac Curtis111.010
Rob Hertel100.000
Dennis Law1-1-1.0-10
Don Bass1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals52621314.16510
Opponents Totals60723963.970t16
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Anderson31917354.212422197.012.857103.1226.930237198258.0
John Reaves1447451.4627905.510.751t32.185.686172951.6
Archie Griffin3266.71217.010.518133.300.00021126.4
Rob Hertel4125.0392.39.0900.000.000939.6
Team Totals47025053.219030396.512.257143.0306.438298274156.7
Opponents Totals39619348.718325206.413.153143.5205.133284223660.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Isaac Curtis4773715.7573
Archie Griffin352848.1273
Pete Johnson312367.6340
Billy Brooks3050616.9452
Don Bass2744716.651t4
Pat McInally1518912.6490
Jim Corbett1218715.6510
Rick Walker1212610.5282
Lenvil Elliott121008.3180
Boobie Clark11736.6260
Deacon Turner11504.580
Dennis Law58116.2200
Tony Davis22311.5140
Team Totals250303912.25714
Opponents Totals193252013.15314
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Jauron45213.024t1
Scott Perry35919.739t2
Ken Riley33311.0170
Louis Breeden3258.3180
Melvin Morgan16464.0640
Ron Shumon14848.0480
Marvin Cobb11313.0130
Jim LeClair11111.0110
Reggie Williams11111.0110
Eddie Edwards122.020
Tom Dinkel111.010
Team Totals2031916.0643
Opponents Totals302117.0402
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat McInally91391943.16501025558316134.7
Chris Bahr410827.04101268220.5
Team Totals95402742.46501127564324334.1
Opponents Totals108449641.670264
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Davis2281305.9120
Dennis Law2541064.2170
Louis Breeden61-12-2.010
Dick Jauron323210.7150
Don Bass3082.770
Team Totals59152644.5170
Opponents Totals5845649.7520
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Griffin3778721.3390
Don Bass713819.7330
Archie Griffin49423.5260
Tony Davis35117.0210
Dennis Law23015.0170
Deacon Turner12424.0240
Jim Corbett11515.0150
Louis Breeden11212.0120
Boobie Clark11111.0110
Ted Vincent122.020
Team Totals58116420.1390
Opponents Totals49110522.6480
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Anderson8303-80
Don Bass101101
Louis Breeden210100
Ross Browner00033210
Glenn Bujnoch0010100
Boobie Clark100000
Isaac Curtis200000
Tony Davis210100
Tom Dinkel0003300
Eddie Edwards0002200
Lenvil Elliott100000
Archie Griffin630300
Ray Griffin0001100
Bo Harris0001100
Rob Hertel1000-50
Vern Holland0010100
Bob Johnson0001100
Pete Johnson4202-20
Dave Lapham0020200
Dennis Law110100
Scott Perry0001100
John Reaves2000-170
Ken Riley0001100
Deacon Turner410100
Rick Walker100000
Wilson Whitley00022100
Reggie Williams00011300
Team Totals3620161733291
Opponents Totals36171718352
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