1991 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1991 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1990 1992 >

The 1991 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 24th year in professional football and its 22nd with the National Football League. Prior to the start of the season, the Bengals lost their patriarch when founder, former head coach and general manager Paul Brown died at the age of 82. His son Mike would assume control of the franchise. The Bengals would stumble out the gate losing their first eight games before defeating the Cleveland Browns 23–21 at Riverfront Stadium. The Bengals would only win two more games the rest of the season finishing with a 3–13 record.

The Bengals' pass defense would surrender 7.586 yards per pass attempt in 1991, one of the ten worst totals in NFL history.[1]

Following the season head coach Sam Wyche was fired and replaced by assistant Dave Shula. Shula, the son of former Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts head coach Don Shula, served as the team's wide receivers coach after a stint with the Miami Dolphins under his father, and the Dallas Cowboys as its offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach under head coach Jimmy Johnson. Upon his hiring as the Bengals' head coach, he became the youngest head coach to ever be hired by an NFL team at age 32.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1991 NFL Draft
1991 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 18 Alfred Williams *  Linebacker Colorado
2 52 Lamar Rogers  Defensive end Auburn
3 72 Bob Dahl  Guard Notre Dame
4 99 Donald Hollas  Quarterback Rice
4 109 Rob Carpenter  Wide receiver Syracuse
5 130 Mike Arthur  Center Texas A&M
6 157 Richard Fain  Cornerback Florida
7 184 Fernandus Vinson  Safety North Carolina State
8 211 Mike Dingle  Running back South Carolina
9 241 Shane Garrett  Wide receiver Texas A&M
10 268 Jim Lavin  Guard Georgia Tech
11 295 Chris Smith  Tight end Brigham Young
12 322 Antoine Bennett  Cornerback Florida A&M
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Austin Eldon Knowlton
  • President – John Sawyer
  • Vice President/General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Assistant General Manager/Legal Counsel – 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

[3]

Roster[edit]

1991 Cincinnati Bengals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

1991 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Attn. Stadium
Sep 1 at Denver Broncos L 45–14 72,855 Mile High Stadium
Sep 8 Houston Oilers L 30–7 56,463 Riverfront Stadium
Sep 15 at Cleveland Browns L 14–13 78,269 Cleveland Stadium
Sep 22 Washington Redskins L 34–27 52,038 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 6 Seattle Seahawks L 13–7 60,010 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 13 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–23 63,275 Texas Stadium
Oct 21 at Buffalo Bills L 35–16 80,131 Rich Stadium
Oct 27 at Houston Oilers L 35–3 58,634 Houston Astrodome
Nov 3 Cleveland Browns W 23–21 55,077 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 10 Pittsburgh Steelers L 33–27 55,503 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 17 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10 63,189 Veterans Stadium
Nov 24 Los Angeles Raiders L 38–14 52,044 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 1 New York Giants W 27–24 45,063 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 9 at Miami Dolphins L 37–13 60,616 Joe Robbie Stadium
Dec 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–10 35,420 Three Rivers Stadium
Dec 22 New England Patriots W 29–7 46,394 Riverfront Stadium

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 11 5 0 .688 386 251
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 292 344
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 293 298
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 263 435

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 413 233 2883 13 16 72.5

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Harold Green 158 731 4.6 75 2
Ickey Woods 36 97 2.7 12 4

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Eddie Brown 59 837 14.0 53 2
Tim McGee 51 802 15.7 52 4

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
David Fulcher 95 0.0 4 4 3
Tim Krumrie 68 4.0 0 1 1

Kicking/Punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 29 23 79.3% 27 27 100.0% 96
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 64 2795 62 0 43.7

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Shane Garrett 13 214 16.5 24 0 1 7 7.0 7 0
Eric Bell 13 262 20.2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mitchell Price 5 91 18.2 22 0 14 203 14.5 78 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: Ryan Kalil ad: Carolina D not up to the task
  2. ^ "1991 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coaching History". Bengals.com. Archived from the original on April 25, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 

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