1986 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1986 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1985 1987 >

The 1986 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 19th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals were one of two teams with ten wins[1] that failed to make the AFC playoffs in 1986.

On December 12, 2011, Sports Illustrated published an article about the current lives and issues faced by the men who comprised that roster 25 years later, which was the first time the magazine had looked at injury and aging issues through the prism of a single team's entire roster. [2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1986 NFL Draft
1986 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Joe Kelly  Linebacker Washington
1 21 Tim McGee  Wide receiver Tennessee
2 38 Lewis Billups  Defensive back North Alabama
3 58 Jim Skow  Defensive end Nebraska
3 65 Mike Hammerstein  Defensive tackle Michigan
3 78 David Fulcher *  Defensive back Arizona State
4 91 Eric Kattus  Tight end Michigan
4 99 Doug Gaynor  Quarterback Long Beach State
5 123 Leon White  Linebacker BYU
6 152 Gary Hunt  Defensive back Memphis
7 177 Pat Franklin  Running back Texas State
8 204 David Douglas  Guard Tennessee
9 230 Cary Whittingham  Linebacker BYU
10 262 Jeff Shaw  Defensive tackle Salem (WV)
11 289 Tim Stone  Offensive tackle Kansas State
11 294 Tom Flaherty  Linebacker Northwestern
12 316 Steve Bradley  Quarterback Indiana
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[3]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–14
43,430
2 September 14, 1986 Buffalo Bills W 36–33
52,714
3 September 18, 1986 at Cleveland Browns W 30–13
78,779
4 September 28, 1986 Chicago Bears L 44–7
55,146
5 October 5, 1986 at Green Bay Packers W 34–28
51,230
6 October 13, 1986 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–22
54,283
7 October 19, 1986 Houston Oilers W 31–28
53,844
8 October 26, 1986 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–9
50,815
9 November 2, 1986 at Detroit Lions W 24–17
52,423
10 November 9, 1986 at Houston Oilers L 32–28
32,130
11 November 16, 1986 Seattle Seahawks W 34–7
54,410
12 November 23, 1986 Minnesota Vikings W 24–20
53,003
13 November 30, 1986 at Denver Broncos L 34–28
58,705
14 December 7, 1986 at New England Patriots W 31–7
60,633
15 December 14, 1986 Cleveland Browns L 34–3
58,062
16 December 21, 1986 New York Jets W 52–21
51,619

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns(1) 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 391 310 W5
Cincinnati Bengals 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 409 394 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 10 0 .625 3–3 4–8 307 336 L1
Houston Oilers 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 274 329 W2

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 469 273 3959 24 17 87.7

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 205 1087 5.3 56 5
Larry Kinnebrew 131 519 4.0 39 8
Stanley Wilson 68 379 5.6 58 8

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Cris Collinsworth 62 1024 16.5 46 10

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 113 1.0 0 0 2
Louis Breeden 56 0.0 7 1 0
Emmanual King 70 9.0 0 2 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 32 17 53.1% 51 50 98.0 101
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Jeff Hayes 56 1965 52 2 35.1

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Tim McGee 43 1007 23.4 94 0 3 21 7.0 9 0
Mike Martin 4 83 20.8 21 0 13 96 7.4 14 0

Awards and records[edit]

  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Passing Yards in One Game, 425 yards (vs. New York Jets, on December 21, 1986) [4]
  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Passing Yards in One Season, 3,959 yards [5]
  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record, Most Touchdown Passes in One Game, 5 Passes (Achieved on December 21, 1986) [5]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1986 Seattle Seahawks
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated: One Team, 25 Years On "In a first-ever comprehensive survey of football's long-term effects on an entire NFL roster, SI polled the former members of the 1986 Bengals, whose physical and psychological conditions a quarter century later range from near complete normalcy to near total disability. But no matter their current hardships, the vast majority say they have no regrets."
  3. ^ "1986 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 439
  5. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 437
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 441

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