FANDOM


1996 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Dave Shula (first 7 games)
Bruce Coslet (last 9 games)
Home Field Cinergy Field
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
1995 1997

The 1996 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 29th year in professional football and its 27th with the National Football League. The Dave Shula era comes to a sudden end when he is fired after a 1-6 start, as Jeff Blake struggles with turnovers. Former Bengals TE Bruce Coslet, former New York Jets head coach, and the team's offensive coordinator, would replace Shula as head coach. The move paid off right away as the Bengals won the first 3 games under Coslet. After losing two of their next three games, the Bengals closed the year with three straight wins to finish with an 7-9 record. [1] One bright spot during the season, was that WR Carl Pickens became the first member of the Bengals to have 100 receptions in a season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Willie Anderson Tackle Auburn
2 Marco Battaglia Tight End Rutgers
3 Ken Blackman Guard Illinois
4 Jevon Langford Defensive End Oklahoma State
6 Tom Tumulty Linebacker Pittsburgh
7 Rod Jones Tackle Kansas

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1996 Cincinnati Bengals staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Joe Wessel

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

[2]

RosterEdit

1996 Cincinnati Bengals roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 at St. Louis Rams L 26–16
62,659
2 September 8, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 27–14
55,880
3 September 15, 1996 New Orleans Saints W 30–15
45,412
4 Bye
5 September 29, 1996 Denver Broncos L 14–10
51,798
6 October 6, 1996 Houston Oilers L 30–27
44,680
7 October 13, 1996 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–10
58,875
8 October 20, 1996 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–21
63,218
9 October 27, 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–21
45,890
10 November 3, 1996 at Baltimore Ravens W 24–21
60,743
11 November 10, 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–24
57,265
12 November 17, 1996 at Buffalo Bills L 31–17
75,549
13 November 24, 1996 Atlanta Falcons W 41–31
44,868
14 December 1, 1996 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 30–27
57,408
15 December 8, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 21–14
43,022
16 December 15, 1996 at Houston Oilers W 21–13
15,131
17 December 22, 1996 Indianapolis Colts W 31–24
49,389

StandingsEdit

Template:1996 AFC Central standings

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Carl Pickens, Franchise Record, Most Receptions in One Season, 100 Receptions [3]
  • Carl Pickens, Led AFC, Receptions, 100 Receptions [4]

MilestonesEdit

  • Carl Pickens, 3rd 1000 Yard Receiving Season, 1,180 yards [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cylclopedia
  2. Coaching History. Bengals.com. Archived from the original on 17 June 2010. Retrieved on 2010-07-01.
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 451
  5. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.