1987 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1987 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–11
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 18th in the National Football League (NFL). The team could not improve upon its 10–6 playoff year of the previous campaign, as the team dipped to a record of 4–11 in a season shortened by one game due to another players' strike, in which replacement players were used for four games.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1987 NFL Draft
1987 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Jason Buck  Defensive end BYU
2 49 Eric Thomas *  Defensive back Tulane
3 76 Leonard Bell  Defensive back Indiana
3 77 Skip McClendon  Defensive end Arizona State
4 103 Jim Riggs  Tight end Clemson
5 130 Marc Logan  Running back Kentucky
5 139 Greg Horne  Punter Arkansas
6 157 Sonny Gordon  Defensive back Ohio State
7 188 Chris Thatcher  Guard Lafayette
8 215 Solomon Wilcots  Defensive back Colorado
9 242 Craig Raddatz  Linebacker Wisconsin
10 269 David McCluskey  Running back Georgia
11 296 Jim Warne  Offensive tackle Arizona State
12 328 John Holifield  Running back West Virginia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Assistant General Manager – Mike Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Dick LeBeau
  • Defensive Line – Bill Urbanik
  • Linebackers – Dick Selcer

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Location Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–21 Hoosier Dome
59,387
2 September 20, 1987 San Francisco 49ers L 27–26 Riverfront Stadium
53,498
September 27, 1987 at Los Angeles Rams canceled Anaheim Stadium
3 October 4, 1987 San Diego Chargers L 10–9 Riverfront Stadium
26,209
4 October 11, 1987 at Seattle Seahawks W 17–10 Kingdome
31,739
5 October 18, 1987 Cleveland Browns L 34–0 Riverfront Stadium
40,179
6 October 25, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–20 Three Rivers Stadium
53,692
7 November 1, 1987 Houston Oilers L 31–29 Riverfront Stadium
52,700
8 November 8, 1987 Miami Dolphins L 20–14 Riverfront Stadium
53,840
9 November 15, 1987 at Atlanta Falcons W 16–10 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
25,758
10 November 22, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–16 Riverfront Stadium
59,910
11 November 29, 1987 at New York Jets L 27–20 The Meadowlands
41,135
12 December 6, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–27 Riverfront Stadium
46,489
13 December 13, 1987 at Cleveland Browns L 38–24 Cleveland Stadium
77,331
14 December 20, 1987 New Orleans Saints L 41–24 Riverfront Stadium
43,424
15 December 27, 1987 at Houston Oilers L 21–17 Houston Astrodome
49,775

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Cleveland Browns 10 5 0 .667 390 239
Houston Oilers 9 6 0 .600 345 349
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 7 0 .533 285 299
Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 0 .267 285 370

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Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 440 240 3321 16 19 73.1

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Larry Kinnebrew 145 570 3.9 52 8

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Eddie Brown 44 608 13.8 47 3
Mike Martin 20 394 19.7 54 3

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 88 3.5 0 0 0
Reggie Williams 75 6.0 0 1 2
Robert Jackson 70 0 3 0 1
David Fulcher 72 3 3 1 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 30 24 80.0% 27 25 92.6 97
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Scott Fulhage 52 2168 58 0 41.7

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Barney Bussey 21 406 19.3 34 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Martin 3 51 17.0 20 0 28 277 9.9 21 0

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 

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