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1989 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Sam Wyche
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 8–8–0
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1989 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 20th in the National Football League. The Bengals' 404 points scored were the fourth-most in the NFL in 1989. Four of their eight losses on the season were by a touchdown or less.

The 1989 Bengals are the last NFL team to score 55 points or more twice in a single season:[1] Week Eight against Tampa Bay (57) and Week Fifteen against arch-rival Houston (61), both at home.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1989 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
2 7 35 Eric Ball Running Back UCLA
2 27 55 Freddie Childress Offensive Tackle Arkansas
3 27 83 Erik Wilhelm Quarterback Oregon State
4 5 89 Kerry Owens Linebacker Arkansas
4 27 111 Rob Woods Offensive Tackle Arizona
5 26 183 Natu Tuatagaloa Defensive End California
6 27 166 Craig Taylor Running Back West Virginia
7 27 194 Kendal Smith Wide Receiver Utah State
8 27 222 Chris Chenault Linebacker Kentucky
9 27 250 Richard Stephens Guard Tulsa
10 5 256 Cornell Holloway Defensive Back Pittsburgh
10 27 278 Bob Jean Quarterback New Hampshire
11 27 306 Dana Wells Defensive Tackle Arizona
12 27 334 Scott Jones Offensive Tackle Washington

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

1989 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Attendance Stadium
Sept 10 at Chicago Bears L 17–10
64,730
Soldier Field
Sept 17 Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–10
53,885
Riverfront Stadium
Sept 25 Cleveland Browns W 21–14 <center>55,996 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 1 at Kansas City Chiefs W 21–17
61,165
Arrowhead Stadium
Oct 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–16
52,785
Three Rivers Stadium
Oct 15 Miami Dolphins L 20–13
58,184
Riverfront Stadium
Oct 22 Indianapolis Colts L 23–12
57,642
Riverfront Stadium
Oct 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 56–23
57,225
Riverfront Stadium
Nov 5 at Los Angeles Raiders L 28–7
51,080
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Nov 13 at Houston Oilers L 26–14
60,694
Astrodome
Nov 19 Detroit Lions W 42–7
55,720
Riverfront Stadium
Nov 26 at Buffalo Bills L 24–7
80,074
Rich Stadium
Dec 3 at Cleveland Browns W 21–0
76,236
Cleveland Stadium
Dec 10 Seattle Seahawks L 24–17
54,744
Riverfront Stadium
Dec 17 Houston Oilers W 61–7
57,510
Riverfront Stadium
Dec 25 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–21
58,829
Metrodome

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Cleveland Browns 961.594334254
Pittsburgh Steelers 970.563265326
Houston Oilers 970.563365412
Cincinnati Bengals 880.500404285

RosterEdit

Cincinnati Bengals 1989 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Boomer Esiason 258 455 5,525 28 11
Erik Wilhelm 30 56 425 4 2
Turk Schonert 0 2

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Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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