1983 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1983 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Forrest Gregg
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 16th year in professional football and its 14th with the National Football League (NFL).

The Bengals started the season by losing six of their first seven games and finished 7–9. Despite the losing record, the Bengals claimed the top overall defense in the NFL. In the offseason, Forrest Gregg resigned as head coach and Sam Wyche was named as his replacement.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1983 NFL Draft
1983 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 25 Dave Rimington  Center Nebraska
2 53 Ray Horton  Defensive back Washington
3 81 Jimmy Turner  Defensive back UCLA
4 109 Steve Maidlow  Linebacker Michigan State
5 137 Jeff Christensen  Quarterback Eastern Illinois
6 152 Kiki DeAyala  Linebacker Texas
6 165 Larry Kinnebrew  Running back Tennessee State
7 193 James Griffin  Defensive back Middle Tennessee
8 221 Mike Martin  Wide receiver Illinois
9 248 Stanley Wilson  Running back Oklahoma
10 276 Tim Krumrie *  Defensive tackle Wisconsin
11 304 Gary Williams  Wide receiver Ohio State
12 332 Andre Young  Linebacker Bowling Green
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 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]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 Los Angeles Raiders L 20–10
50,956
2 September 11, 1983 Buffalo Bills L 10–6
46,839
3 September 15, 1983 at Cleveland Browns L 17–7
79,700
4 September 25, 1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–17
56,023
5 October 2, 1983 Baltimore Colts L 34–31
48,104
6 October 10, 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–14
56,086
7 October 16, 1983 at Denver Broncos L 24–17
74,305
8 October 23, 1983 Cleveland Browns W 28–21
50,047
9 October 30, 1983 Green Bay Packers W 34–14
53,349
10 November 6, 1983 at Houston Oilers W 55–14
39,706
11 November 13, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs L 20–15
44,711
12 November 20, 1983 Houston Oilers W 38–10
46,375
13 November 28, 1983 at Miami Dolphins L 38–14
74,506
14 December 4, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–10
55,832
15 December 11, 1983 Detroit Lions W 17–9
45,728
16 December 17, 1983 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–14
51,565

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers(3) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 355 303 L1
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 356 342 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 4–2 4–8 346 302 L1
Houston Oilers 2 14 0 .125 1–5 1–11 288 460 L1

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 10 0 3 20
Bengals 0 0 3 7 10

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • LA (9:05) – Marcus Allen 1 yard run (Chris Bahr kick) – Raiders 14–0
  • LA (4:59) – Chris Bahr 38 yard field goal – Raiders 17–0
Third Quarter
  • CIN (9:23) – Jim Breech 36 yard field goal – Raiders 17–3
Fourth Quarter
  • LA (12:25) – Chris Bahr 39 yard field goal – Raiders 20–3
  • CIN (1:00) – M.L. Harris 9 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick) – Raiders 20–10
Raiders
Bengals

Awards and records[edit]

  • Passing: Ken Anderson (297 Att, 198 Comp, 2333 Yds, 66.7 Pct, 12 TD, 13 Int, 85.6 Rating)
  • Rushing: Pete Johnson (210 Att, 763 Yds, 3.6 Avg, 16 Long, 14 TD)
  • Receiving: Cris Collinsworth (66 Rec, 1130 Yds, 17.1 Avg, 63 Long, 5 TD)
  • Scoring: Jim Breech, 87 points (16 FG; 39 PAT)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 

External links[edit]