2000 Cincinnati Bengals season

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2000 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Bruce Coslet
Dick LeBeau
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 1
Timeline
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< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 33rd year in professional football and its 31st with the National Football League. Corey Dillon would rank fifth in the NFL with 1,435 rushing yards and set a franchise record for most rushing yards in one season.[1] On October 22, 2000, Dillon set a franchise record by rushing for 278 yards in one game.[1] After being shutout in two their first three games and a home loss to the Browns 24–7 in week 1, Coach Bruce Coslet resigned; he would be replaced by former All-Pro Detroit Lions DB and Bengal defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Under LeBeau, the Bengals dropped their first three games, with an evenutal long losing strek finally coming to an end on October 22 against the Denver Broncos at the new Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals would stun the Broncos 31–21 as RB Corey Dillon set a single game record by rushing for 278 yards. The Bengals would use it as springboard to win their next game in Cleveland despite not scoring a Touchdown. The Bengals offense would continue to struggle as rookie QB Akili Smith, the teams #1 draft pick out of Oregon was overwhelmed by the NFL game. Corey Dillon would go on to set a team record by rushing for 1,435 yards, but with Smith's struggles as starting QB, the team floundered with a season ending record of 4–12. [2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2000 NFL Draft
2000 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Peter Warrick  Wide receiver Florida State
2 34 Mark Roman  Defensive back LSU
3 66 Ron Dugans  Wide receiver Florida State
4 97 Curtis Keaton  Running back James Madison
5 133 Robert Bean  Defensive back Mississippi State
6 169 Neil Rackers *  Placekicker Illinois
7 210 Brad St. Louis  Tight end Southwest Missouri State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Anderson
  • Running Backs – Jim Anderson
  • Wide Receivers – Steve Mooshagian
  • Tight Ends – Frank Verducci
  • Offensive Line – Paul Alexander
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 10, 2000 Cleveland Browns L 24–7
64,006
3 September 17, 2000 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–0
45,653
4 September 24, 2000 at Baltimore Ravens L 37–0
68,481
5 October 1, 2000 Miami Dolphins L 31–16
61,535
6 October 8, 2000 Tennessee Titans L 23–14
63,406
7 October 15, 2000 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 15–0
54,328
8 October 22, 2000 Denver Broncos W 31–21
61,603
9 October 29, 2000 at Cleveland Browns W 12–3
73,118
10 November 5, 2000 Baltimore Ravens L 27–7
54,759
11 November 12, 2000 at Dallas Cowboys L 23–6
62,170
12 November 19, 2000 at New England Patriots L 16–13
60,292
13 November 26, 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers L 48–28
63,925
14 December 3, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 24–13
50,289
15 December 10, 2000 at Tennessee Titans L 35–3
68,498
16 December 17, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–14
50,469
17 December 24, 2000 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16–7
64,902

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Tennessee Titans 13 3 0 .813 346 191
Baltimore Ravens 12 4 0 .750 333 165
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 321 255
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 9 0 .438 367 327
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 185 359
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 161 419

Team Leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Akili Smith 267 118 1253 3 6 52.8

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 315 1435 4.6 80 7

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Peter Warrick 51 592 11.6 46 4

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 109 2.0 2 0 0
Tom Carter 43 0.0 2 0 0
Oliver Gibson 52 4.0 0 0 0
Steve Foley 43 4.0 1 2 1
Cory Hall 41 4.0 1 0 0

Kicking/Punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Neil Rackers 21 12 57.1% 21 21 100.0% 57
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Daniel Pope 94 3775 57 0 40.2

Special Teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Tremain Mack 50 1036 20.7 50 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Carl Pickens 7 106 15.1 29 0 34 225 6.6 27 0

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Best performances[edit]

  • Corey Dillon, October 22, 2000, 278 rushing yards vs. the Denver Broncos[7]
  • Corey Dillon, December 3, 2000, 216 rushing yards vs. the Arizona Cardinals[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  2. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cyclopedia
  3. ^ "2000 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. 202
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 436
  6. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MackTr00.htm
  7. ^ a b http://www.nfl.com/player/coreydillon/2500396/gamelogs?season=2000