1975 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1975 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 11–3–0
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's eighth year in professional football and its sixth with the National Football League.

The Bengals opened with six straight wins and went on to post an 11–3 record, their best regular-season mark. The Bengals qualified as the AFC wild card team for the playoffs, but they lost to Oakland, 31–28, in the playoffs. Ken Anderson won his second NFL passing championship. A serious blow was the loss of defensive tackle Mike Reid, who retired at age 26 to pursue a career in music.

The team qualified for the postseason for the third time in just eight years of existence, but 1975 would be the last time that the Bengals until 1981.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1975 NFL Draft
1975 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 14 Glenn Cameron  Linebacker Florida
2 39 Al Krevis  Offensive tackle Boston College
3 55 Gary Burley  Defensive end Pittsburgh
3 64 Gary Sheide  Quarterback BYU
3 77 Bo Harris  Linebacker LSU
4 97 Stan Fritts  Running back North Carolina State
5 120 Pat McInally *  Wide receiver Harvard
5 122 Jeff West  Punter Cincinnati
6 142 Tom Shuman  Quarterback Penn State
6 145 Rollen Smith  Defensive back Arkansas
7 170 Chris Devlin  Linebacker Penn State
8 195 Ricky Davis  Defensive back Alabama
9 220 Greg Dubinetz  Guard Yale
9 227 Lofell Williams  Wide receiver Virginia Union
10 245 Rockey Felker  Defensive back Mississippi State
11 276 Marvin Cobb  Defensive back USC
12 301 Jack Novak  Tight end Wisconsin
13 326 Ron Rosenberg  Linebacker Montana
14 351 Frank Haywood  Defensive tackle North Carolina State
15 376 Greg Enright  Placekicker Southern Oregon
16 401 John Tuttle  Wide receiver Kansas State
17 432 Elvin Charity  Defensive back Yale
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1975 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

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

1975 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Week Date Opponent W-L Score Attendance Stadium
1 September 21 Cleveland Browns W 24–17
52,874
Riverfront Stadium
2 September 28 at New Orleans Saints W 21–0
52,531
Louisiana Superdome
3 October 5 at Houston Oilers W 21–19
45,321
Astrodome
4 October 12 New England Patriots W 27–10
51,220
Riverfront Stadium
5 October 19 Oakland Raiders W 14–10
48,122
Riverfront Stadium
6 October 26 at Atlanta Falcons W 21–14
45,811
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
7 November 2 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–30
58,418
Riverfront Stadium
8 November 9 at Denver Broncos W 17–16
49,919
Mile High Stadium
9 November 17 Buffalo Bills W 33–24
56,666
Riverfront Stadium
10 November 23 at Cleveland Browns L 23–35
56,427
Cleveland Stadium
11 November 30 Houston Oilers W 23–19
46,128
Riverfront Stadium
12 December 7 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–0
56,984
Veterans Stadium
13 December 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–35
48,889
Three Rivers Stadium
14 December 21 San Diego Chargers W 47–17
46,474
Riverfront Stadium

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 3 14 0 17
Bengals 14 3 7 0 24

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Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 17 0 7 31
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0

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Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 373 162 L1
Cincinnati Bengals(4) 11 3 0 .786 3–3 8–3 340 246 W1
Houston Oilers 10 4 0 .714 2–4 7–4 293 226 W3
Cleveland Browns 3 11 0 .214 1–5 2–8 218 372 L1

Team stats[edit]

1975 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 (377 Att, 228 Comp, 3169 Yds, 60.5 Pct, 21 TD, 11 Int, 93.9 Rating)
  • Rushing: Boobie Clark (167 Att, 594 Yds, 3.6 Avg, 17 Long, 4 TD)
  • Receiving: Isaac Curtis (44 Rec, 934 Yds, 21.2 Avg, 55 Long, 7 TD)
  • Scoring: Dave Green, 70 points (10 FG; 40 PAT)

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Playoffs[edit]

1975 AFC Division Playoffs
Date Opponent W-L Score Attendance Stadium
December 28 at Oakland Raiders L 28–31
53,030
Oakland Coliseum

Awards and records[edit]

  • Ken Anderson, Led NFL, Passer Rating, 93.9 Rating [4]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 447