2014 Cincinnati Bengals season

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2014 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Marvin Lewis
Owner Mike Brown
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 10–4–1
Division place 1st AFC North
Uniform
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The 2014 Cincinnati Bengals season is the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 47th overall and the twelfth under head coach Marvin Lewis.

2014 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 24 Darqueze Dennard Cornerback Michigan State
2 55 Jeremy Hill Running back LSU
3 88 Will Clarke Defensive end West Virginia
4 111[A] Russell Bodine Center North Carolina
5 164 A. J. McCarron Quarterback Alabama
6[A] 212[B] Marquis Flowers Linebacker Arizona
7 239 James Wright Wide receiver LSU
252[B] Lavelle Westbrooks Cornerback Georgia Southern

Staff[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front Office
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
Coaching Assistants

Coaching Staff
Management
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AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
OAK
SD
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
STL
SF
SEA

Current roster[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated December 3, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice Squad

AFC rostersNFC rosters

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Bengals' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 7 8:00 p.m. at Kansas City Chiefs L 39–41 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium WKRC Recap
2 August 16 7:00 p.m. New York Jets L 17–25 0–2 Paul Brown Stadium WKRC Recap
3 August 24 8:00 p.m. at Arizona Cardinals W 19–13 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium NBC Recap
4 August 28 7:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts W 35–7 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium WKRC Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens W 23–16 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 14 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons W 24–10 2–0 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 21 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans W 33–7 3–0 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
4 Bye
5 October 5 8:30 p.m. at New England Patriots L 17–43 3–1 Gillette Stadium NBC Recap
6 October 12 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers T 37–37 (OT) 3–1–1 Paul Brown Stadium Fox Recap
7 October 19 1:00 p.m. at Indianapolis Colts L 0–27 3–2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
8 October 26 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens W 27–24 4–2–1 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
9 November 2 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars W 33–23 5–2–1 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
10 November 6 8:25 p.m. Cleveland Browns L 3–24 5–3–1 Paul Brown Stadium NFLN[C] Recap
11 November 16 1:00 p.m. at New Orleans Saints W 27–10 6–3–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS Recap
12 November 23 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans W 22–13 7–3–1 NRG Stadium CBS Recap
13 November 30 1:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–13 8–3–1 Raymond James Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 7 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–42 8–4–1 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 14 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns W 30–0 9–4–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Fox[D] Recap
16 December 22 8:30 p.m. Denver Broncos W 37–28 10–4–1 Paul Brown Stadium ESPN[C] Recap
17 December 28 8:30 p.m.[E] at Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field NBC[E]

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason[edit]

Playoff round Date Kickoff (EST) Opponent (seed) Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
TBD January TBD, 2015 TBD p.m. TBD TBD TBD

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 6 9 0 8 23
Ravens 0 0 7 9 16

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
  • CIN – 10:25 Mike Nugent 49-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 49 yards, 4:35. (CIN 3–0)
  • CIN – 1:25 Mike Nugent 22-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, 2:42. (CIN 6–0)
Second quarter
  • CIN – 10:13 Mike Nugent 28-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 4:40. (CIN 9–0)
  • CIN – 4:36 Mike Nugent 47-yard FG. Drive: 8 plays, 27 yards, 3:15. (CIN 12–0)
  • CIN – 2:07 Mike Nugent 38-yard FG. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 2:23. (CIN 15–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – 10:28 Justin Tucker 38-yard FG. Drive: 14 plays, 48 yards, 5:23. (CIN 15–10)
  • BAL – 5:46 Steve Smith 80-yard TD pass from Joe Flacco, 2-point run failed. Drive: 6 plays, 92 yards, 2:43. (BAL 15–16)
  • CIN – 4:58 A. J. Green 77-yard pass from Andy Dalton, Andy Dalton-Mohamed Sanu pass. Drive: 2 plays, 80 yards, 0:48. (CIN 23–16)
Top passers
  • CIN – Andy Dalton: 25/38, 301 yards, 1 TD
  • BAL – Joe Flacco: 35/62, 345 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • CIN – A.J. Green: 6 receptions, 131 yards, 1 TD
  • BAL – Dennis Pitta: 10 receptions, 83 yards
Top tacklers

Week 2: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Two: Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 0 7 10
Bengals 3 7 14 0 24

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • CIN –

Week 3: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Three: Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 0 7 7
Bengals 10 9 7 7 33

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • CIN –

Week 5: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Five: Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 14 0 17
Patriots 14 6 14 9 43

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • NE –

Week 6: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Six: Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Panthers 7 3 14 10 3 37
Bengals 0 17 0 17 3 37

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • CIN –

Week 7: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Seven: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Colts 3 7 7 10 27

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • IND –

Week 8: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Eight: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 6 8 10 24
Bengals 7 0 10 10 27

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –

Week 9: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Nine: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 7 13 23
Bengals 0 12 7 14 33

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (6 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,057
  • Referee: Ron Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • JAX –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • JAX –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • JAX –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • JAX –
  • CIN –

Week 10: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Ten: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 10 7 0 24
Bengals 3 0 0 0 3

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CLE –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • CLE –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • CLE –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • CLE –
  • CIN –

Week 11: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Eleven: Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 6 7 7 27
Saints 3 0 0 7 10

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,073
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • NO –

Week 12: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Twelve: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 2 7 6 22
Texans 0 3 10 0 13

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,777
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • HOU –

Week 13: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Thirteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 0 14
Buccaneers 3 7 0 3 13

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 56,340
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots and Chris Fischer
  • Preview
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • TB –

Week 14: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 7 25 42
Bengals 0 14 7 0 21

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,512
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PIT –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • PIT –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • PIT –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • PIT –
  • CIN –

Week 15: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Fifteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 10 10 3 7 30
Browns 0 0 0 0 0

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • CLE –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • CLE –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • CLE –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • CLE –

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 0 21 0 28
Bengals 7 13 7 10 37

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DEN –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • DEN –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • DEN –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • DEN –
  • CIN –

Week 17: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Seventeen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST[E]
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC[E]): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Preview
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • PIT –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • PIT –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • PIT –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • PIT –

Postseason[edit]

AFC TBD Playoffs: vs. #TBD TBD[edit]

AFC TBD Playoffs: (#TBD) TBD at (#TBD) TBD – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
TBD 0 0 0 0 0
TBD 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: January TBD, 2015
  • Game time: TBD p.m. EST
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TBD –
  • TBD –
Top rushers
  • TBD –
  • TBD –
Top receivers
  • TBD –
  • TBD –
Top tacklers
  • TBD –
  • TBD –

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
xCincinnati Bengals 10 4 1 .700 3–2 7–4 348 317 W2
xPittsburgh Steelers 10 5 0 .667 3–2 8–3 409 351 W3
Baltimore Ravens 9 6 0 .600 2–3 6–5 389 292 L1
Cleveland Browns 7 8 0 .467 2–3 4–7 289 317 L4

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1 *New England Patriots East 12 3 0 .800 4–1 9–2 459 296 163 W3
2 yDenver Broncos West 11 4 0 .733 5–0 9–2 435 340 95 L1
3 xCincinnati Bengals North 10 4 1 .700 3–2 7–4 348 317 31 W2
4 yIndianapolis Colts South 10 5 0 .667 5–0 8–3 431 359 72 L1
Wild Cards
5 xPittsburgh Steelers North 10 5 0 .667 3–2 8–3 409 351 58 W3
6[a] San Diego Chargers West 9 6 0 .600 2–3 6–5 341 329 12 W1
  In the Hunt
7[a] Baltimore Ravens North 9 6 0 .600 2–3 5–6 389 292 97 L1
8[b] Houston Texans South 8 7 0 .533 3–2 7–4 349 290 59 W1
9[b] Kansas City Chiefs West 8 7 0 .533 2–3 6–5 334 267 67 L1
Eliminated from playoff contention
10[b] Miami Dolphins East 8 7 0 .533 3–2 6–5 364 336 28 W1
11[b] Buffalo Bills East 8 7 0 .533 3–2 4–7 326 280 46 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 0 .467 2–3 4–7 289 317 –28 L4
13[c] New York Jets East 3 12 0 .200 0–5 3–8 246 377 –131 L1
14[c] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 12 0 .200 1–4 2–9 232 389 –157 W1
15[c] Oakland Raiders West 3 12 0 .200 1–4 2–9 232 405 –173 W1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 13 0 .133 1–4 2–9 244 411 –167 L9
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b San Diego is ranked ahead of Baltimore based on head-to-head victory (Week 13, 34–33).
  2. ^ a b c d Miami is ranked ahead of Buffalo based on conference record. Houston is ranked ahead of Kansas City and Miami based on conference record. Kansas City is ranked ahead of Miami based on head-to-head victory (Week 3: 34–15).
  3. ^ a b c The New York Jets are ranked ahead of Jacksonville and Oakland based on record in conference record. Jacksonville is ranked ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–3 to 0–5).
  4. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched homefield advantage

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Bengals traded their original fourth- and sixth-round selections (Nos. 123 and 199 overall, respectively) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks' fourth-round selection (No. 111 overall).
  2. ^ a b Compensatory selection.
  3. ^ a b c d Simulcast on WLWT.
  4. ^ a b The Week 15 game at the Cleveland Browns, originally slated to air on CBS, was moved to Fox as a result of flexible scheduling.[1]
  5. ^ a b c d This game was chosen as the NBC Sunday night flex-game for Week 17.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL FLEXES CHARGERS-NINERS TO SATURDAY NIGHT". NBCSports.com. November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Rosental, Gregg (December 21, 2014). "Bengals-Steelers flexed to 'SNF' in Week 17". NFL.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

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