1990 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1990 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
General manager Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1989 1991 >

The 1990 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 23rd year in professional football and its 21st with the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals won the AFC Central division for the second time in three seasons.

This would be the last time the Bengals would make the playoffs until the 2005 NFL season. However as of 2013 they haven't won a playoff game since this season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1990 NFL Draft
1990 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 12 James Francis  Linebacker Baylor
2 38 Harold Green *  Running back South Carolina
3 65 Bernard Clark  Linebacker Miami (FL)
4 91 Mike Brennan  Offensive tackle Notre Dame
5 122 Lynn James  Wide receiver Arizona State
6 150 Don Odegard  Defensive back UNLV
7 177 Craig Ogletree  Linebacker Auburn
8 204 Doug Wellsandt  Tight end Washington State
9 234 Mitchell Price  Defensive back Tulane
10 261 Eric Crigler  Offensive tackle Murray State
11 288 Tim O'Connor  Offensive tackle Virginia
12 314 Andre Riley  Wide receiver Washington
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1990 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

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

1990 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent # Result Score Atten. Stadium
Sep 9 New York Jets W 25–20 56,467 Riverfront Stadium
Sep 16 at San Diego Chargers W 21–16 48,098 Jack Murphy Stadium
Sep 23 New England Patriots W 41–7 56,470 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 1 at Seattle Seahawks L 31–16 60,135 Kingdome
Oct 7 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–31 62,619 Anaheim Stadium
Oct 14 at Houston Oilers L 48–17 53,501 Houston Astrodome
Oct 22 at Cleveland Browns W 34–14 78,567 Cleveland Stadium
Oct 28 at Atlanta Falcons L 38–17 53,214 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Nov 4 New Orleans Saints L 21–7 60,067 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–3 60,064 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 25 Indianapolis Colts L 34–20 60,051 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–12 58,000 Three Rivers Stadium
Dec 9 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17 60,084 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 16 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–7 54,142 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dec 23 Houston Oilers W 40–20 60,044 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 30 Cleveland Browns W 21–14 60,041 Riverfront Stadium

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 10 7 3 20
Bengals 0 3 7 15 25

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 9
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 F, wind 9 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bengals 0 14 0 7 21
Chargers 13 3 0 0 16

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Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bengals 7 9 0 0 16
Steelers 6 0 3 3 12

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Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 228 462 L2

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Best performances[edit]

  • James Brooks, December 23, 1990, 201 rushing yards vs. Houston Oilers [6]

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Date Round Opponent # Result Score Atten. Stadium
January 6 Wildcard Houston Oilers W 41–14 60,012 Riverfront Stadium
January 13 Divisional at Los Angeles Raiders L 20–10 92,045 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 402 224 3031 24 22 77.0

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 195 1004 5.1 56 5
Ickey Woods 64 268 4.2 32 6

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Eddie Brown 44 706 16.0 50 9

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
James Francis 76 8.0 1 2 0
Barney Bussey 57 2.0 4 0 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 21 17 81.0% 44 41 93.2% 92
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 64 2705 70 0 42.3

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Stanford Jennings 29 584 20.1 33 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mitchell Price 10 191 19.1 33 0 29 251 8.7 66 1

Awards and records[edit]

Pro Bowl selections[edit]

All-Pros[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record, Most Passing Yards in One Game, 490 yards (achieved on October 7, 1990) [7]

Milestones[edit]

  • James Brooks, 1st 200 yard rushing game, December 23, 1990, 201 rushing yards vs. Houston Oilers [6]
  • James Brooks, 3rd 1000 yard rushing season (1,004 yards) [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1990 Cincinnati Bengals starters, roster, and players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-30.
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 292
  6. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 438
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 436

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