2005 Cincinnati Bengals season

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2005 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coachMarvin Lewis
OwnerMike Brown
Home fieldPaul Brown Stadium
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st AFC North
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Steelers) 31–17
Pro BowlersT Willie Anderson
WR Chad Johnson
QB Carson Palmer
CB Deltha O'Neal
K Shayne Graham

The 2005 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 36th season in the National Football League, the 38th overall and the third under head coach Marvin Lewis. It was the team's first season with a winning record, playoff berth, and division title since 1990. In the fourteen seasons and 224 games in between (1991–2004), the Bengals' record was 71–153, a 0.317 winning percentage.[1] It would be the Bengals' lone playoff appearance in a span of 18 years (1991–2008). QB Carson Palmer got off to a strong start on his way to a solid 3836-yard season with 32 Touchdown passes, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. Receiving many of Palmer's passes was Chad Johnson, who followed teammate Palmer to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, racking up an impressive 1,432 yards in receiving with nine TDs, many of which were followed by unique celebrations that made him a regular star on the sports highlight shows.

Following a 42–29 win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals faced the Steelers again this time in Pittsburgh, where the Bengals offense continued to fly behind Carson Palmer who had three Touchdown passes and 227 yards passing in an impressive 38–31 win that gave the Bengals first place in the AFC North at 9–3. The Bengals would not relinquish first place winning the next two games to clinch the division with two weeks to go. On December 18, with a 41–17 win over the Detroit Lions, the Bengals clinched a playoff spot.[2] After clinching the division the Bengals played cautiously and dropped their final two games to finish with an 11–5 record, beating out the eventual Super Bowl champion Steelers, who finished with an identical record, on a tiebreaker situation.[3]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2005 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 David Pollack  Linebacker Georgia
2 48 Odell Thurman  Linebacker Georgia
3 83 Chris Henry  Wide receiver West Virginia
4 119 Eric Ghiaciuc  Center Central Michigan
5 153 Adam Kieft  Offensive tackle Central Michigan
6 190 Tab Perry  Wide receiver UCLA
7 233 Jonathan Fanene  Defensive end Utah
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

2005 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Marvin Lewis
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Paul Alexander

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chip Morton
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Oliver

Roster[edit]

2005 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, 8 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

In addition to their regular games with AFC North rivals, the Bengals played teams from the AFC South and NFC North as per the schedule rotation, and also played intraconference games against the Bills and the Chiefs based on divisional positions from 2004.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Final score Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 at Cleveland Browns W 27–13 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
2 September 18 Minnesota Vikings W 37–8 2–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
3 September 25 at Chicago Bears W 24–7 3–0 Soldier Field Recap
4 October 3 at Houston Texans W 16–10 4–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–23 4–1 Alltel Stadium Recap
6 October 16 at Tennessee Titans W 31–23 5–1 The Coliseum Recap
7 October 23 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–27 5–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Green Bay Packers W 21–14 6–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
9 November 13 at Baltimore Ravens W 21–9 7–2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
10 Bye
11 November 20 Indianapolis Colts L 37–45 7–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
12 November 27 Baltimore Ravens W 42–29 8–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
13 December 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–31 9–3 Heinz Field Recap
14 December 11 Cleveland Browns W 23–20 10–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
15 December 18 at Detroit Lions W 41–17 11–3 Ford Field Recap
16 December 24 Buffalo Bills L 27–37 11–4 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
17 January 1 at Kansas City Chiefs L 3–37 11–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
• Bengals 0 17100 27
Browns 3 703 13

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Week 8 vs Packers[edit]

Week Eight: Green Bay Packers (1–5) at Cincinnati Bengals (5–1)
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 7 0714
Bengals 7 7 0721

at Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • 58 °F (14 °C) • Wind SW 9 miles per hour (14 km/h; 7.8 kn)
  • Game attendance: 65,940
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • Gamebook

Standings[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 5–1 7–5 421 350 L2
(6) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 389 258 W4
Baltimore Ravens 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 232 301 W1
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 265 299 L1

Postseason[edit]

Wild Card vs Steelers[edit]

AFC Wild Card Game: (#6) Pittsburgh Steelers (11–5) at (#3) Cincinnati Bengals (11–5)
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 14 14331
Bengals 10 7 0017

at Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, Ohio

On January 8, 2006, the Cincinnati Bengals took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening round of the playoffs making it the Bengals’ first playoff appearance of the decade. Early in the game, disaster struck for the Bengals when Steelers lineman Kimo von Oelhoffen hit Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer's knee, resulting in a tear of Palmer's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Backup quarterback Jon Kitna took over and did very well, giving Cincinnati leads of 10–0 and 17–7 at points of the game. All seemed well for the Bengals until the Steelers dominated with 24 unanswered points and knocked the Cincinnati Bengals out of the playoffs with a final score of 31–17.[6] The Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl.

Team leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Carson Palmer 509 345 3836 32 12 101.1

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Rudi Johnson 337 1458 4.3 33 12

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Chad Johnson 97 1432 14.8 70 9

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Odell Thurman 148 1.5 5 4 0
Justin Smith 92 6.0 0 1 1
Deltha O'Neal 63 0.0 10 0 1

Kicking and punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Shayne Graham 32 28 87.5% 47 47 100.0% 131
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Kyle Larson 60 2591 75 1 43.2

Special teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Tab Perry 64 1562 24.4 94 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Keiwan Ratliff 0 0 0.0 0 0 28 157 5.6 13 0

Awards and records[edit]

Pro Bowl Selections[edit]

All-Pro Award[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Carson Palmer's first six starts of the season, combined with his last three starts of 2004, made him only the second passer in NFL history to post nine straight games with a passer rating of 100 or more (Peyton Manning, 2004)
  • Carson Palmer led the NFL in three major passing categories – TD passes (32), completion percentage (67.8) and TD-INT differential (32–12)[7]
  • Rudi Johnson, 2nd 1000 yard rushing season (1,458 yards)[8]
  • Chad Johnson 4th 1000 yard receiving season [9]
  • Tab Perry, 1st 1000 yard return season (1,562 yards)[10]

Records[edit]

  • Cincinnati Bengals Chad Johnson and T. J. Houshmandzadeh set Bengals records for most receptions (175) and receiving yards (2,388) by a duo.
  • The Bengals established a home season attendance record of 526,469 to break the mark of 524,248 set a season earlier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In multiple seasons, from 1991 to 2004, playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, in the regular season, sorted by descending Date.
  2. ^ Curnette, Mark (December 19, 2005). "Biggest splash of them all". Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on January 3, 2006.
  3. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cyclopedia
  4. ^ "2005 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  5. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2016-Sep-16.
  6. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cyclopedia
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/chadjohnson/2504651/profile
  8. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JohnRu00.htm
  9. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JohnCh01.htm
  10. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PerrTa00.htm

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