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1979 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Homer Rice
LinebackersHoward Brinker
Quarterbacks/ReceiversBoyd Dowler
Special TeamsFrank Gansz
Offensive LineMike McCormack
Defensive LineDick Modzelewski
Offensive BacksGeorge Sefcik
Defensive BacksCharley Winner
StrengthKim Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979ADetroit Lions40-28WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome53238
Sat8/11/1979HGreen Bay Packers20-5WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium44284
Sat8/18/1979AChicago Bears13-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field53831
Sat8/25/1979HTampa Bay Buccaneers13-24LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium44120
Sun9/2/1979ADenver Broncos0-10LDenver, COMile High Stadium74788
Sun9/9/1979ABuffalo Bills24-51LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium43504
Sun9/16/1979HNew England Patriots14-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium41805
Sun9/23/1979HHouston Oilers27-30LOTCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium45615
Sun9/30/1979ADallas Cowboys13-38LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63179
Sun10/7/1979HKansas City Chiefs7-10LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40041
Sun10/14/1979HPittsburgh Steelers34-10WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium52381
Sun10/21/1979ACleveland Browns27-28LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75119
Sun10/28/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles37-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium42036
Sun11/4/1979ABaltimore Colts28-38LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium37740
Sun11/11/1979HSan Diego Chargers24-26LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40782
Sun11/18/1979AHouston Oilers21-42LHouston, TXAstrodome49829
Sun11/25/1979HSt. Louis Cardinals34-28WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium25103
Sun12/2/1979APittsburgh Steelers17-37LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46521
Sun12/9/1979AWashington Redskins14-28LWashington, DCRFK Stadium52882
Sun12/16/1979HCleveland Browns16-12WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium42183
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
40Charles AlexanderFB6'122522Louisiana State163
14Ken AndersonQB6'321230Augustana (Illinois)1515
10Chris BahrK-P5'1017026Penn State160
84Don BassWR6'221923Houston1613
34Louis BreedenLCB5'1118526Richmond Technical Institute; North Carolina Central1010
82Billy BrooksWR6'320226Oklahoma44
21Jim BrownerSS6'120824Notre Dame166
79Ross BrownerRDE6'326525Notre Dame1616
74Glenn BujnochLOG6'626526Texas A&M1515
28Scott BurkS6'219323Oklahoma State160
67Gary BurleyLDE6'328227Wharton County JC; Pittsburgh1616
58Blair BushC6'327323Washington1212
50Glenn CameronLB6'222826Florida154
24Marvin CobbSS-LCB6'018826Southern California1413
81Jim CorbettTE6'421824Pittsburgh101
70Barney CottonOG6'626123Nebraska130
85Isaac CurtisWR6'019229California; San Diego State1614
52Tom DinkelLLB6'324033Kansas163
66Mark DonahueLOG6'325123Michigan165
73Eddie EdwardsLDT6'525725Arizona Western JC; Miami (Florida)1414
45Archie GriffinRB5'918825Ohio State1615
44Ray GriffinRCB5'1018523Ohio State125
53Bo HarrisLLB-RLB6'323526Louisiana State1514
76Vern HollandROT6'526731Tennessee State1616
30Dick JauronFS6'019029Yale1613
54Bob JohnsonC6'525833Tennessee50
46Pete JohnsonFB6'027225Ohio State1613
86Steve KreiderWR6'319221Lehigh150
59Howie KurnickLB6'221922Cincinnati150
62Dave LaphamROG-C6'425927Syracuse1615
55Jim LeClairMLB6'323429North Dakota1615
88Mike LevensellerWR6'118023Washington State120
29Vaughn LusbyCB5'1018823Arkansas160
87Pat McInallyP-WR6'621026Harvard160
72Mack MitchellDE6'724627Houston131
65Max MontoyaROG6'527523UCLA119
32Scott PerryFS6'018025Williams144
35Nathan PooleRB5'921023Louisville160
13Ken RileyRCB6'018532Florida A&M1313
89Dan RossTE6'424022Northeastern1616
51Tom RuudLB6'223026Nebraska161
12Jack ThompsonQB6'322023Washington State91
22Deacon TurnerRB5'1121024Bakersfield CC; San Diego State161
83Rick WalkerTE6'423524Santa Ana JC; UCLA100
63Mike WhiteLDT6'526622Albany State160
75Wilson WhitleyRDT6'326524Houston1413
57Reggie WilliamsRLB6'023025Dartmouth1211
77Mike WilsonLOT6'528024Georgia1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jack Thompson13QBWashington State
Charles Alexander112RBLouisiana Statefrom WAS
Dan Ross230TENortheastern
Barney Cotton359GNebraska
Mike White484DTAlbany State
Vaughn Lusby491DBArkansasfrom CHIB
Casey Merrill5113DECalifornia-Davis
Steve Kreider6139WRLehigh
Max Montoya7168TUCLA
Howie Kurnick8194LBCincinnati
Scott Burk9223DBOklahoma State
Nathan Poole10250RBLouisville
Ken Bungarda11278DTMissouri
Jim Browner12304DBNotre Dame
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals8311575640
Opponents Totals571401061153
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals289138131208223435.088744
Opponents Totals3341331752610922348.9101871
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pete Johnson150000090
Chris Bahr0404295.2132356.5079
Isaac Curtis80000048
Jack Thompson50000030
Don Bass30000018
Ken Anderson20000012
Archie Griffin20000012
Charles Alexander1000006
Billy Brooks1000006
Ray Griffin1000006
Howie Kurnick1000006
Jim LeClair1000006
Dan Ross1000006
Deacon Turner1000006
Rick Walker1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals43404393.0132356.50337
Opponents Totals52495294.2202774.10421
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Chris Bahr132356.50/04/63/74/82/2
Team Totals132356.50/04/63/74/82/2
Opponents Totals202774.11/4/7/7/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Pete Johnson2438653.635t14
Archie Griffin1406884.9630
Charles Alexander882863.3171
Ken Anderson282358.4212
Jack Thompson211165.5215
Deacon Turner28863.1101
Don Bass4358.8140
Pat McInally11818.0180
Tom Dinkel2147.090
Steve Kreider200.000
Nathan Poole1-3-3.0-30
Isaac Curtis2-11-5.5-40
Team Totals56023294.26323
Opponents Totals52822194.23622
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ken Anderson33918955.814023406.912.473t164.7102.946324201680.7
Jack Thompson873944.8434815.512.35011.155.71617830342.4
Steve Kreider0000019-9
Team Totals42622853.518328216.612.473t174.0153.563511231072.9
Opponents Totals49227555.919739087.914.259275.5204.132216369283.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don Bass5872412.5503
Archie Griffin434179.752t2
Dan Ross4151612.6411
Isaac Curtis3260518.967t8
Pete Johnson241546.415t1
Charles Alexander11918.3130
Billy Brooks821426.873t1
Jim Corbett33411.3150
Steve Kreider3206.780
Deacon Turner2189.0100
Pat McInally12424.0240
Rick Walker11414.014t1
Nathan Poole1-10-10.0-100
Team Totals228282112.473t17
Opponents Totals275390814.25927
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Jauron6416.8120
Ray Griffin416741.896t1
Marvin Cobb3196.3140
Reggie Williams252.530
Jim Browner11515.0150
Scott Perry11111.0110
Wilson Whitley122.020
Jim LeClair100.000
Ken Riley100.000
Team Totals2026013.096t1
Opponents Totals1530520.3682
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat McInally89367841.36121219325311334.2
Team Totals91367840.46121219325311334.2
Opponents Totals71281239.65618316
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Vaughn Lusby3242608.1400
Mike Levenseller82465.8210
Dick Jauron121010.0100
Scott Burk1100.000
Team Totals4293167.5400
Opponents Totals4893256.8170
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Deacon Turner55114920.9360
Nathan Poole712818.3240
Vaughn Lusby69215.3280
Jim Browner68714.5260
Howie Kurnick46015.0200
Ross Browner22914.5150
Ray Griffin11515.0150
Team Totals81156019.3360
Opponents Totals63125820.0630
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Anderson100000
Jim Browner0002200
Ross Browner0001100
Scott Burk101100
Isaac Curtis100000
Mark Donahue0010100
Eddie Edwards0002200
Archie Griffin300000
Ray Griffin0001100
Dick Jauron0003300
Pete Johnson610100
Steve Kreider100000
Howie Kurnick00022381
Dave Lapham0010100
Jim LeClair00011271
Mike Levenseller112300
Vaughn Lusby202200
Nathan Poole211200
Ken Riley00033310
Dan Ross0010140
Tom Ruud0010100
Jack Thompson310100
Deacon Turner300000
Wilson Whitley0002200
Reggie Williams0001100
Team Totals2416824321002
Opponents Totals39241214260
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