1977 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1977 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Bill Johnson
Owner Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 8–6–0
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's tenth year in professional football and its eighth with the National Football League. A loss to Houston in the final game cost the Bengals a spot in the playoffs. The team finished with an 8–6 record.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1977 NFL Draft
1977 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Eddie Edwards  Defensive end Miami (FL)
1 8 Wilson Whitley  Defensive tackle Houston
1 22 Mike Cobb  Tight end Michigan State
2 49 Pete Johnson *  Running back Ohio State
3 76 Mike Voight  Running back North Carolina
4 85 Rick Walker  Tight end UCLA
4 103 Mike Wilson  Offensive tackle Georgia
4 105 Jerry Anderson  Defensive back Oklahoma
5 133 Ray Phillips  Linebacker Nebraska
6 160 Tommy Duniven  Quarterback Texas Tech
7 187 Louis Breeden *  Defensive back North Carolina Central
7 194 Jim Corbett  Tight end Pittsburgh
8 214 Jose St. Victor  Guard Syracuse
9 245 Willie Zachary  Wide receiver Central State (OH)
10 272 Bob Bialik  Punter Hillsdale
11 292 Joel Parrish  Guard Georgia
11 299 Carl Allen  Defensive back Southern Miss
12 326 Alex Percival  Wide receiver Morehouse
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1977 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

1977 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Attendance Stadium
September 18 Cleveland Browns L 3–13
52,847
Riverfront Stadium
September 25 Seattle Seahawks W 42–20
45,579
Riverfront Stadium
October 2 at San Diego Chargers L 3–24
40,352
San Diego Stadium
October 9 at Green Bay Packers W 17–7
53,653
Milwaukee County Stadium
October 17 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–20
47,950
Three Rivers Stadium
October 23 Denver Broncos L 13–24
54,395
Riverfront Stadium
October 30 Houston Oilers W 13–10 (OT)
53,194
Riverfront Stadium
November 6 at Cleveland Browns W 10–7
81,932
Cleveland Stadium
November 13 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–42
45,371
Metropolitan Stadium
November 20 Miami Dolphins W 23–17
46,733
Riverfront Stadium
November 27 New York Giants W 30–13
32,705
Riverfront Stadium
December 4 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–7
38,488
Arrowhead Stadium
December 10 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10
36,133
Riverfront Stadium
December 18 at Houston Oilers L 16–21
46,212
Astrodome

Season summary[edit]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 3 0 10
Browns 0 7 0 0 7

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Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 6 0 7 13
Bengals 20 7 0 3 30

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Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 9 5 0 .643 4–2 7–5 283 243
Cincinnati Bengals 8 6 0 .571 3–3 6–6 238 235
Houston Oilers 8 6 0 .571 3–3 6–6 299 230
Cleveland Browns 6 8 0 .429 2–4 5–7 269 267

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1977 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com