1979 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1979 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Homer Rice
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 12th year in professional football and its tenth with the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1979 NFL draft
1979 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Jack Thompson  Quarterback Washington State
1 12 Charles Alexander  Running back LSU
2 30 Dan Ross *  Tight end Northeastern
3 59 Barney Cotton  Guard Nebraska
4 84 Mike White  Defensive tackle Albany State
4 91 Vaughn Lusby  Defensive back Arkansas
5 113 Casey Merrill  Defensive end UC Davis
6 139 Steve Kreider  Wide receiver Lehigh
7 168 Max Montoya *  Guard UCLA
8 194 Howie Kurnick  Linebacker Cincinnati
9 223 Scott Burk  Defensive back Oklahoma State
10 250 Nathan Poole  Running back Louisville
11 278 Ken Bungarda  Offensive tackle Missouri
12 304 Jim Browner  Defensive back Notre Dame
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1979 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

1979 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 10–0
74,788
2 September 9, 1979 at Buffalo Bills L 51–24
43,504
3 September 16, 1979 New England Patriots L 20–14
41,805
4 September 23, 1979 Houston Oilers L 30–27
45,615
5 September 30, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–13
63,179
6 October 7, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–7
40,041
7 October 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
52,381
8 October 21, 1979 at Cleveland Browns L 28–27
75,119
9 October 28, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles W 37–13
42,036
10 November 4, 1979 at Baltimore Colts L 38–28
37,740
11 November 11, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 26–24
40,782
12 November 18, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 42–21
49,829
13 November 25, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 34–28
25,103
14 December 2, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–17
46,521
15 December 9, 1979 at Washington Redskins L 28–14
52,882
16 December 16, 1979 Cleveland Browns W 16–12
42,183

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(2) 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 416 262 W1
Houston Oilers(4) 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 362 331 L1
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 359 352 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 337 421 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1979 Cincinnati Bengals starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 

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