1979 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1979 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Homer Rice
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 12th year in professional football and its tenth with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1979 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 3 3 Jack Thompson Quarterback Washington State
1 12 12 Charles Alexander Running Back LSU
2 2 30 Dan Ross Tight End Northeastern
3 3 59 Barney Cotton Guard Nebraska
4 2 84 James White Defensive Tackle Albany State
4 9 91 Vaughn Lusby Defensive Back Arkansas
5 3 113 Casey Merrill Defensive End UC-Davis
6 2 139 Steve Kreider Wide Receiver Lehigh
7 3 168 Max Montoya Offensive Tackle UCLA
8 2 194 Howie Kurnick Linebacker Cincinnati
9 3 223 Scott Burk Defensive Back Oklahoma State
10 2 250 Nathan Poole Running Back Louisville
11 3 278 Ken Bungarda Defensive End Missouri
12 1 304 Jim Browner Defensive Back Notre Dame

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 10–0
74,788
2 September 9, 1979 at Buffalo Bills L 51–24
43,504
3 September 16, 1979 New England Patriots L 20–14
41,805
4 September 23, 1979 Houston Oilers L 30–27
45,615
5 September 30, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–13
63,179
6 October 7, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–7
40,041
7 October 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
52,381
8 October 21, 1979 at Cleveland Browns L 28–27
75,119
9 October 28, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles W 37–13
42,036
10 November 4, 1979 at Baltimore Colts L 38–28
37,740
11 November 11, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 26–24
40,782
12 November 18, 1979 at Houston Oilers L 42–21
49,829
13 November 25, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 34–28
25,103
14 December 2, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–17
46,521
15 December 9, 1979 at Washington Redskins L 28–14
52,882
16 December 16, 1979 Cleveland Browns W 16–12
42,183

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(2) 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 416 262
Houston Oilers(4) 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 362 331
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 359 352
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 337 421

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]