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1979 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Homer Rice
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

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 seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

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

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1240.750416262
Houston Oilers 1150.688362331
Cleveland Browns 970.563359352
Cincinnati Bengals 4120.250337421

RosterEdit

Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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