1974 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1974 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's seventh year in professional football and its fifth with the National Football League. Cincinnati traded Bill Bergey to Philadelphia for two first-round draft choices and a third-round pick in 1977. Jim LeClair replaced Bergey at middle linebacker. Ken Anderson won the NFL passing championship and completed a club-record 64.9 percent of his attempts. Cornerback Lemar Parrish led the NFL in punt returns.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1974 NFL Draft
1974 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Bill Kollar  Defensive tackle Montana State
2 48 Charlie Davis  Running back Colorado
3 61 Dave Lapham  Guard Syracuse
3 73 Evan Jolitz  Linebacker Cincinnati
4 87 Mike Boryla *  Quarterback Stanford
4 98 Darryl White  Guard Nebraska
4 103 Richard Williams  Wide receiver Abilene Christian
5 114 Haskel Stanback  Running back Tennessee
5 127 Richard Bishop  Defensive tackle Louisville
6 152 Robin Sinclair  Defensive back Washington State
6 153 Bill Bryant  Defensive back Grambling State
7 177 Ken Sawyer  Defensive back Syracuse
8 202 John McDaniel  Wide receiver Lincoln (MO)
9 231 Edward Johnson  Defensive end SMU
10 256 Chuck Herd  Tight end Penn State
11 281 Ed Kezirian  Offensive tackle UCLA
12 306 Rudy McClinon  Defensive back Xavier
13 335 Ted Jornou  Linebacker Iowa State
14 360 Mike Phillips  Offensive tackle Cornell
15 385 Isaac Jackson  Running back Kansas State
16 410 Darryl Bishop  Defensive back Kentucky
17 439 Jim Smith  Running back North Carolina Central
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1974 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Quarterbacks/Receivers – Bill Walsh
  • Offensive Backfield – Jack Donaldson
  • Offensive Line – Bill Johnson
Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

1974 Cincinnati Bengals schedule
Date Opponent Result Score Attendance Stadium
September 15 Cleveland Browns W 33–7
53,113
Riverfront Stadium
September 22 San Diego Chargers L 17–20
51,178
Riverfront Stadium
September 29 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–3
49,895
Candlestick Park
October 6 Washington Redskins W 28–17
56,175
Riverfront Stadium
October 13 at Cleveland Browns W 34–24 70,897 Cleveland Stadium
October 20 at Oakland Raiders L 27–30
51,821
Oakland Coliseum
October 27 Houston Oilers L 21–34
55,434
Riverfront Stadium
November 3 at Baltimore Colts W 24–14
36,110
Memorial Stadium
November 10 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10
57,532
Riverfront Stadium
November 17 at Houston Oilers L 3–20
44,054
Astrodome
November 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 33–6
49,777
Riverfront Stadium
December 2 at Miami Dolphins L 3–24
71,962
Miami Orange Bowl
December 8 Detroit Lions L 19–23
45,159
Riverfront Stadium
December 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27
42,878
Three Rivers Stadium

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 4–2 7–3–1 305 189 W2
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–4 236 282 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–6 283 259 L3
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 1–5 3–8 251 344 L2

Team stats[edit]

1974 Cincinnati Bengals Team Stats
TEAM STATS Bengals Opponents
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
TOTAL NET YARDS
Avg Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
NET YARDS RUSHING
Avg. Per Game
Total Rushes
NET YARDS PASSING
Avg. Per Game
Sacked Yards Lost
Gross Yards
Att. Completions
Completion Pct.
Intercepted
PUNTS-AVERAGE
PENALTIES-YARDS
FUMBLES-BALL LOST
TOUCHDOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Returns
Score by Periods 1 2 3 4 Tot
Bengals
Opponents

Team leaders[edit]

  • Passing: Ken Anderson (328 Att, 213 Comp, 2667 Yds, 64.9 Pct, 18 TD, 10 Int, 95.7 Rating)
  • Rushing: Charlie Davis (72 Att, 375 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 29 Long, 0 TD)
  • Receiving: Isaac Curtis (30 Rec, 633 Yds, 21.1 Avg, 77 Long, 10 TD)
  • Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 65 points (11 FG; 32 PAT)

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and records[edit]

Pro Bowl Selection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]