1991 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Sam Wyche
Home Field Riverfront Stadium
Record 3–13
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1990 1992

The 1991 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 24th year in professional football and its 22nd with the National Football League. Prior to the start of the season, the Bengals lost their patriarch when founder, former head coach and GM Paul Brown died at the age of 82. His son Mike would assume control of the franchise. The Bengals would stumble out the gate losing their first 8 games before defeating the Cleveland Browns 23-21 at Riverfront Stadium. The Bengals would only win two more games the rest of the season finishing with an awful 3-13 record. Following the season Coach Sam Wyche was fired and replaced by assistant Dave Shula. Shula, who served as the team's offensive coordinator after a stint with the Miami Dolphins under father Don and more recently the Dallas Cowboys under Jimmy Johnson as its' offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, is also a son of legendary former Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula. Upon his hiring as the Bengals' new head coach, he became the youngest head coach to ever be hired by an NFL team at age 32.


NFL DraftEdit



1991 Cincinnati Bengals final staff
Front Office
  • Chairman of the Board – Austin Eldon Knowlton
  • President – John Sawyer
  • Vice President/General Manager – Paul Brown
  • Assistant General Manager/Legal Counsel – Mike Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood


Regular seasonEdit


1991 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Attn. Stadium
Sept 1 at Denver Broncos L 45–14 72,855 Mile High Stadium
Sept 8 Houston Oilers L 30–7 56,463 Riverfront Stadium
Sept 15 at Cleveland Browns L 14–13 78,269 Cleveland Stadium
Sept 22 Washington Redskins L 34–27 52,038 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 6 Seattle Seahawks L 13–7 60,010 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 13 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–23 63,275 Texas Stadium
Oct 21 at Buffalo Bills L 35–16 80,131 Rich Stadium
Oct 27 at Houston Oilers L 35–3 58,634 Astrodome
Nov 3 Cleveland Browns W 23–21 55,077 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 10 Pittsburgh Steelers L 33–27 55,503 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 17 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10 63,189 Veterans Stadium
Nov 24 Los Angeles Raiders L 38–14 52,044 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 1 New York Giants W 27–24 45,063 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 9 at Miami Dolphins L 37–13 60,616 Joe Robbie Stadium
Dec 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–10 35,420 Three Rivers Stadium
Dec 22 New England Patriots W 29–7 46,394 Riverfront Stadium


Template:1991 AFC Central standings

Awards and recordsEdit



  1. Coaching History. Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved on March 13, 2011.

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