1979 Cincinnati Bengals Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-12
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Homer Rice (4-12)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Roster
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Results

The Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 4 wins and 12 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Bengals racked up 337 points, but the leaky defense allowed 421, most in the league. Pete Johnson carried the ball for a team-best 865 yards for Cincinnati, and Archie Griffin also contributed to the rushing attack.

Ken Anderson tossed for 2,340 yards. Don Bass grabbed 58 passes for 724 yards. Isaac Curtis provided receiving help, too.

The opportunistic defense created 44 turnovers. Dick Jauron picked off 6 opponent throws.

Homer Rice coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Anderson33918955.823406.9164.7102.9734632480.7
Jack Thompson873944.84815.511.155.7501617842.4
Steve Kreider000000190.0
Totals42622853.528216.6174.0153.573 63511


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pete Johnson2438653.635 14
Archie Griffin1406884.963 0
Charles Alexander882863.217 1
Ken Anderson282358.421 2
Jack Thompson211165.521 5
Deacon Turner28863.110 1
Don Bass4358.814 0
Pat McInally11818.018 0
Tom Dinkel2147.00
Steve Kreider200.00
Nathan Poole1-3-3.0-3 0
Isaac Curtis2-11-5.5-4 0
Totals56023294.263 23


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Bass5872412.550 3
Archie Griffin434179.752 2
Dan Ross4151612.641 1
Isaac Curtis3260518.967 8
Pete Johnson241546.415 1
Charles Alexander11918.313 0
Billy Brooks821426.873 1
Jim Corbett33411.315 0
Steve Kreider3206.70
Deacon Turner2189.010 0
Pat McInally12424.024 0
Rick Walker11414.014 1
Nathan Poole1-10-10.0-10 0
Totals228282112.473 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Chris Bahr424095.2231356.579


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Pat McInally89367841.361

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vaughn Lusby322608.140 0
Mike Levenseller8465.821 0
Dick Jauron11010.010 0
Scott Burk100.00
Totals423167.540 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Deacon Turner55114920.936 0
Nathan Poole712818.324 0
Vaughn Lusby69215.328 0
Jim Browner68714.526 0
Howard Kurnick46015.020 0
Ross Browner22914.515 0
Ray Griffin11515.015 0
Totals81156019.336 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick Jauron6416.812 0
Ray Griffin416741.896 1
Marvin Cobb3196.314 0
Reggie Williams252.50
Jim Browner11515.015 0
Scott Perry11111.011 0
Wilson Whitley122.00
Jim LeClair100.00
Ken Riley100.00
Totals2026013.096 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Pete Johnson14100090
Chris Bahr1340079
Isaac Curtis0800048
Jack Thompson500030
Don Bass0300018
Archie Griffin0200012
Ken Anderson200012
Rick Walker10006
Charles Alexander100006
Dan Ross10006
Ray Griffin010006
Deacon Turner1000006
Howard Kurnick010006
Billy Brooks10006
Jim LeClair010006


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