1995 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1995 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Dave Shula
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1995 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 28th year in professional football and its 26th with the National Football League. With Jeff Blake now firmly entrenched as the starting QB, the Bengals won their first two games, an amazing contrast to being as of the 2012 season, the most recent franchise to be the last winless team in successive seasons.[1]

However, the Bengals would come back towards earth, losing their next two, heading into a rematch with Don Shula and the Miami Dolphins, in which the Bengals lost 26–23. The Bengals would go on to play competitive football the rest of the season, but could not avoid their fifth straight losing season at 7–9.

One of the season’s biggest disappointments was running back Ki-Jana Carter who the Bengals took with first overall pick out of Penn State. Carter would suffer a knee injury in training camp forcing him to miss his entire rookie season. He would never fully recover, in an injury plagued career.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1995 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Ki-Jana Carter  Running back Penn State
3 69 Melvin Tuten  Offensive tackle Syracuse
4 102 Sam Shade  Defensive back Alabama
5 139 David Dunn  Wide receiver Fresno State
6 175 Ryan Grigson  Offensive tackle Purdue
7 213 John Walsh  Quarterback BYU
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Joe Wessel

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 at Indianapolis Colts W 24–21
42,445
2 September 10, 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–17
48,318
3 September 17, 1995 at Seattle Seahawks L 21–24
39,492
4 September 24, 1995 Houston Oilers L 28–38
46,332
5 October 1, 1995 Miami Dolphins L 23–26
52,671
6 October 8, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–19
41,732
7 Bye
8 October 19, 1995 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–9
56,684
9 October 29, 1995 Cleveland Browns L 26–29
58,639
10 November 5, 1995 Oakland Raiders L 17–20
51,265
11 November 12, 1995 at Houston Oilers W 32–25
32,998
12 November 19, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–49
54,636
13 November 26, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–13
68,249
14 December 3, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 10–24
60,318
15 December 10, 1995 Chicago Bears W 16–10
38,642
16 December 17, 1995 at Cleveland Browns L 10–26
55,875
17 December 24, 1995 Minnesota Vikings W 27–24
34,568

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 407 327
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 349 374
Houston Oilers 7 9 0 .438 348 324
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 289 356
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250 275 404

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Team Leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Jeff Blake 567 326 3822 28 17 82.1

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Harold Green 171 661 3.9 23 2
Eric Bieniemy 98 381 3.9 27 3

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Carl Pickens 99 1234 12.5 68 17

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Steve Tovar 99 1.0 1 2 0
John Copeland 61 9.0 0 2 0
Bracy Walker 85 0.0 4 1 2

Kicking/Punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Doug Pelfrey 36 29 80.6% 34 34 100.0% 121
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 68 2861 61 0 42.1

Special Teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
David Dunn 50 1092 21.8 45 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Corey Sawyer 2 50 25.0 28 0 9 58 6.4 21 0

Awards and records[edit]

Conference Leaders[edit]

Franchise Records[edit]

Pro Bowl Selections[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Last Winless NFL Team(s) in Each Season
  2. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cylclopedia
  3. ^ "1995 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 291
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 451
  6. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/daviddunn/2500488/careerstats