1989 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1989 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1988 1990 >

The 1989 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 20th in the National Football League (NFL) and 22nd overall. The Bengals' 404 points scored were the fourth-most in the NFL in 1989. Four of their eight losses on the season were by a touchdown or less.

The 1989 Bengals are the last NFL team to score 55 points or more twice in a single season:[1] Week Eight against Tampa Bay (57) and Week Fifteen against arch-rival Houston (61), both at home.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1989 NFL Draft
1989 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 35 Eric Ball  Running back UCLA
2 55 Freddie Childress  Offensive tackle Arkansas
3 83 Erik Wilhelm  Quarterback Oregon State
4 89 Kerry Owens  Linebacker Arkansas
4 111 Rob Woods  Offensive tackle Arizona
5 138 Natu Tuatagaloa  Defensive end California
6 166 Craig Taylor  Running back West Virginia
7 194 Kendal Smith  Wide receiver Utah State
8 222 Chris Chenault  Linebacker Kentucky
9 250 Richard Stephens  Guard Tulsa
10 256 Cornell Holloway  Defensive back Pittsburgh
10 278 Bob Jean  Quarterback New Hampshire
11 306 Dana Wells  Defensive tackle Arizona
12 334 Scott Jones  Offensive tackle Washington
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 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

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent # Result Score Attendance Stadium
Sep 10 at Chicago Bears L 17–10
64,730
Soldier Field
Sep 17 Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–10
53,885
Riverfront Stadium
Sep 25 Cleveland Browns W 21–14
55,996
Riverfront Stadium
Oct 1 at Kansas City Chiefs W 21–17
61,165
Arrowhead Stadium
Oct 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–16
52,785
Three Rivers Stadium
Oct 15 Miami Dolphins L 20–13
58,184
Riverfront Stadium
Oct 22 Indianapolis Colts L 23–12
57,642
Riverfront Stadium
Oct 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 56–23
57,225
Riverfront Stadium
Nov 5 at Los Angeles Raiders L 28–7
51,080
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Nov 13 at Houston Oilers L 26–14
60,694
Astrodome
Nov 19 Detroit Lions W 42–7
55,720
Riverfront Stadium
Nov 26 at Buffalo Bills L 24–7
80,074
Rich Stadium
Dec 3 at Cleveland Browns W 21–0
76,236
Cleveland Stadium
Dec 10 Seattle Seahawks L 24–17
54,744
Riverfront Stadium
Dec 17 Houston Oilers W 61–7
57,510
Riverfront Stadium
Dec 25 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–21
58,829
Metrodome

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns(2) 9 6 1 .594 3–3 6–5–1 334 254 W2
Houston Oilers(4) 9 7 0 .563 3–3 6–6 365 412 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers(5) 9 7 0 .563 1–5 6–6 265 326 W3
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 5–1 6–6 404 285 L1

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 455 258 3525 28 11 92.1

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 221 1239 5.6 65 7

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Tim McGee 65 1211 18.6 74 8
Rodney Holman 50 736 14.7 73 9

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
David Fulcher 107 0 8 1 4
Jason Buck 63 6 0 1 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 14 12 85.7% 38 37 97.4% 73
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 61 2446 62 2 40.1

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Stanford Jennings 26 525 20.2 33 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Martin 0 0 0.0 0 0 15 107 7.1 17 0

Awards and records[edit]

Pro Bowl selections[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]