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 10–5–1
Division place 2nd AFC North
Playoff finish Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) Lost 26–10
Pro Bowlers DT Geno Atkins
QB Andy Dalton
WR A. J. Green
P Kevin Huber
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2014 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 47th overall and the twelfth under head coach Marvin Lewis. The Bengals qualified for the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season, but lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the first round, extending their playoff losing streak to 7 games, 3rd longest losing streak (in terms of games played) in NFL history behind the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs who both have 8.[1]

2014 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL draft
2014 Cincinnati Bengals 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 Russell Bodine Center North Carolina
5 164 A. J. McCarron Quarterback Alabama
6 212 Marquis Flowers Linebacker Arizona
7 239 James Wright Wide receiver LSU
252 Lavelle Westbrooks Cornerback Georgia Southern
Compensatory selection
Draft trades
  • 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).

Staff[edit]

2014 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Coaching Assistants

Final roster[edit]

2014 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
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 7 at Kansas City Chiefs L 39–41 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
2 August 16 New York Jets L 17–25 0–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Arizona Cardinals W 19–13 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
4 August 28 Indianapolis Colts W 35–7 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

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

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 4, 2015 at Indianapolis Colts (4) L 10–26 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

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
  • Recap, Gamebook
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 7 3 0 7 17
Steelers 7 13 0 7 27

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,697
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
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 Wild Card Playoffs: at #4 Indianapolis Colts[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) Cincinnati Bengals at (#4) Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 0 0 10
Colts 7 6 10 3 26

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 –

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 W4
(5) Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 L1
(6) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 L5

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] *New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] zDenver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] yPittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] yIndianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 wCincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 wBaltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7). Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record. Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13). San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ 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
w – Clinched wild card
x – Clinched playoff berth
y – Clinched division
z – Clinched first-round bye
* – Clinched homefield advantage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals' playoff losing streak hits seven games". YahooSports.com. 
  2. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

External links[edit]