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1974 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Paul Brown
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1973 1975

The 1974 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's seventh year in professional football and its fifth with the National Football League. Cincinnati traded Bill Bergey to Philadelphia for two first-round draft choices and a third-round pick in 1977. Jim LeClair replaced Bergey at middle linebacker. Ken Anderson won the NFL passing championship and completed a club-record 64.9 percent of his attempts. Cornerback Lemar Parrish led the NFL in punt returns.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1974 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 23 23 Bill Kollar Defensive Tackle Montana State
2 22 48 Charlie Davis Running Back Colorado
3 9 61 Dave Lapham Guard Syracuse
3 21 73 Evan Jolitz Linebacker Cincinnati
4 9 87 Mike Boryla Quarterback Stanford
4 20 98 Darryl White Guard Nebraska
4 25 103 Richard Williams Wide Receiver Abilene Christian
5 10 114 Haskel Stanback Running Back Tennessee
5 23 127 Richard Bishop Defensive Tackle Louisville
6 22 152 Robin Sinclair Defensive Back Washington State
6 23 153 William Bryant Defensive Back Grambling
7 21 177 Ken Sawyer Defensive Back Syracuse
8 20 202 John McDaniel Wide Receiver Lincoln
9 23 231 Edward Johnson Defensive End Southern Methodist
10 22 256 Chuck Herd Tight End Penn State
11 21 281 Ed Kezirian Offensive Tackle UCLA
12 20 306 Rudy McClinon Defensive Back Xavier
13 23 335 Ted Jornou Linebacker Iowa State
14 22 360 Mike Phillips Offensive Tackle Cornell
15 21 385 Isaac Jackson Running Back Kansas State
16 20 410 Darryl Bishop Defensive Back Kentucky
17 23 439 Jim Smith Running Back North Carolina Central

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

1974 Cincinnati Bengals schedule
Date Opponent Result Score Attendance Stadium
September 15 Cleveland Browns W 33–7
53,113
Riverfront Stadium
September 22 San Diego Chargers L 17–20
51,178
Riverfront Stadium
September 29 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–3
49,895
Candlestick Park
October 6 Washington Redskins W 28–17
56,175
Riverfront Stadium
October 13 at Cleveland Browns W 34–24 70,897</center> Cleveland Stadium
October 20 at Oakland Raiders L 27–30
51,821
Oakland Coliseum
October 27 Houston Oilers L 21–34
55,434
Riverfront Stadium
November 3 at Baltimore Colts W 24–14
36,110
Memorial Stadium
November 10 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10
57,532
Riverfront Stadium
November 17 at Houston Oilers L 3–20
44,054
Astrodome
November 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 33–6
49,777
Riverfront Stadium
December 2 at Miami Dolphins L 3–24
71,962
Miami Orange Bowl
December 8 Detroit Lions L 19–23
45,159
Riverfront Stadium
December 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27
42,878
Three Rivers Stadium

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 .750 305 189 W-2
Cincinnati Bengals 7 7 0 .500 283 259 L-3
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 236 282 W-1
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 251 344 L-2

Team leadersEdit

  • Passing: Ken Anderson (328 Att, 213 Comp, 2667 Yds, 64.9 Pct, 18 TD, 10 Int, 95.7 Rating)
  • Rushing: Charlie Davis (72 Att, 375 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 29 Long, 0 TD)
  • Receiving: Isaac Curtis (30 Rec, 633 Yds, 21.1 Avg, 77 Long, 10 TD)
  • Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 65 points (11 FG; 32 PAT)

RosterEdit

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and recordsEdit

Pro Bowl SelectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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