1972 Cincinnati Bengals Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Paul Brown (8-6)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
1972 Cincinnati Bengals Roster
1972 Cincinnati Bengals Results

The Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Bengals ran up 299 points, and the rigid defensive squad gave up 229. Essex Johnson carried the ball for a team-best 825 yards for Cincinnati.

Ken Anderson threw for 1,918 yards. Chip Myers grabbed 57 passes for 792 yards. Bob Trumpy contributed to the receiving game, too.

Tommy Casanova and Lemar Parrish each picked off 5 opponent throws.

Paul Brown coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Anderson30117156.819186.472.372.3651815574.0
Virgil Carter824757.35797.133.744.93663771.1
Fred Willis11100.01616.000.000.01600118.8
Totals38421957.025136.5102.6112.965 24192


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Essex Johnson2128253.919 4
Doug Dressler1285654.443 6
Jess Phillips482074.320 1
Fred Willis421273.012 0
Paul Robinson21944.515 0
Ken Anderson22944.318 3
Virgil Carter12574.814 2
Dave Lewis11515.015 0
Steve Conley382.70
Reece Morrison122.00
Charlie Joiner122.00
Totals49119964.143 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chip Myers5779213.942 3
Bob Trumpy4450011.438 2
Doug Dressler393488.933 1
Essex Johnson2942014.565 2
Speedy Thomas1717110.118 1
Jess Phillips10505.015 0
Fred Willis9465.110 0
Charlie Joiner813316.625 0
Bruce Coslet5489.617 1
Drew Buie155.00
Totals219251311.565 10


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Horst Muhlmann313096.8402767.5111


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dave Lewis66277742.160

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Casanova302899.666 1
Lemar Parrish151419.451 1
Essex Johnson273.50
Totals474379.366 2

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bernard Jackson2150924.262 0
Lemar Parrish1534823.245 0
Charlie Joiner58817.625 0
Tommy Casanova13434.034 0
Dave Lewis11515.015 0
Essex Johnson11313.013 0
Guy Dennis11111.011 0
Mike Kelly100.00
Totals46101822.162 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Casanova510821.633 0
Lemar Parrish59018.033 2
Doug Adams34414.719 0
Ken Riley300.00
Neal Craig27638.063 1
Al Beauchamp188.00
Bernard Jackson100.00
Totals2032616.363 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Horst Muhlmann27300111
Doug Dressler6100042
Essex Johnson420000036
Ken Anderson300018
Lemar Parrish10200018
Chip Myers300018
Bob Trumpy200012
Virgil Carter200012
Bruce Coslet10006
Speedy Thomas10006
Jess Phillips100006
Tommy Casanova1000006
Neal Craig10006
Sherman White00012


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