1994 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1994 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Dave Shula
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 27th year in professional football and its 25th with the National Football League.

On October 2 history was made at Riverfront Stadium, when Dave Shula and the Bengals faced father Don Shula’s Miami Dolphins in the first father-son coaching match up in NFL history. The elder Shula would emerge victorious 23–7, as the Bengals were in the midst of a 0–8 start for the third time in four years. As of the 2012 season, the 1993 and 1994 Bengals are the most recent franchise to be the last winless NFL team in consecutive seasons.[1]

The Bengals would go on to complete another miserable 3–13 season (their third in four years), as Jeff Blake become the new Quarterback of the future, bringing the David Klingler era to a crashing end.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1994 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Dan Wilkinson  Defensive tackle Ohio State
2 30 Darnay Scott  Wide receiver San Diego State
3 66 Jeff Cothran  Fullback Ohio State
3 86 Steve Shine  Linebacker Northwestern
4 104 Corey Sawyer  Cornerback Florida State
5 132 Trent Pollard  Offensive tackle Eastern Washington
6 162 Kimo von Oelhoffen  Defensive tackle Boise State
6 184 Jerry Reynolds  Offensive tackle UNLV
7 195 Ramondo Stallings  Defensive end San Diego State
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 Cleveland Browns L 20–28
52,778
2 September 11, 1994 at San Diego Chargers L 10–27
53,217
3 September 18, 1994 New England Patriots L 28–31
46,640
4 September 25, 1994 at Houston Oilers L 13–20
44,253
5 October 2, 1994 Miami Dolphins L 7–23
55,056
6 Bye
7 October 16, 1994 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–14
55,353
8 October 23, 1994 at Cleveland Browns L 13–37
77,588
9 October 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys L 20–23
57,096
10 November 6, 1994 at Seattle Seahawks W 20–17
46,630
11 November 13, 1994 Houston Oilers W 34–31
54,908
12 November 20, 1994 Indianapolis Colts L 13–17
55,566
13 November 27, 1994 at Denver Broncos L 13–15
69,714
14 December 4, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers L 15–38
53,401
15 December 11, 1994 at New York Giants L 20–27
67,530
16 December 18, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals L 7–28
50,110
17 December 24, 1994 Philadelphia Eagles W 33–30
39,923

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 .750 316 234 L1
Cleveland Browns 11 5 0 .688 340 204 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 276 406 W1
Houston Oilers 2 14 0 .125 226 352 W1

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Team Leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Jeff Blake 306 156 2154 14 9 76.9

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Derrick Fenner 141 468 3.3 21 1
Steve Broussard 94 403 4.3 37 2

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Carl Pickens 71 1127 15.9 70 11

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Steve Tovar 122 3.0 1 3 2
Alfred Williams 48 9.5 0 1 1
Louis Oliver 63 1.0 3 1 0

Kicking/Punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Doug Pelfrey 33 28 84.8% 25 24 96.0% 104
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 79 3461 64 1 43.8

Special Teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Eric Ball 42 915 21.8 43 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Corey Sawyer 1 14 14.0 14 0 26 307 11.8 82 1

Awards and records[edit]

  • Doug Pelfrey, Franchise Record, Most Field Goals in One Game, 6 (achieved on November 6, 1994) [5]
  • Jeff Blake, AFC offensive player of the month for November

Milestones[edit]

  • Carl Pickens, 1st 1000 Yard Receiving Season (1,127 yards) [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Last Winless NFL Team(s) in Each Season
  2. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cylclopedia
  3. ^ "1994 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 441

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