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2001 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Dick LeBeau
Home Field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 6th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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2000 2002

The 2001 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 34th year in professional football and its 32nd with the National Football League. In the first full season with Dick LeBeau as head coach, the Bengals abandoned their plans for developing QB Akili Smith as their starter, by acquiring Quarterback John Kitna from the Seattle Seahawks. The Bengals would win their first two games with Kitna behind center, and sat at 4-3 through the first seven games of the season. However, the Bengals would struggle again, losing their next seven games as QB John Kitna struggled with inconsistency, throwing 22 interceptions while throwing only 12 Touchdown passes. The Bengals would win their final two games to close the season with a mediocre 6-10 record, their 11 straight season without tallying a winning record. Despite the team's struggles, All-Pro RB Corey Dillon had another stellar year, rushing for 1,315 yards. [1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Justin Smith Defensive End Missouri
2 Chad Johnson Wide Receiver Oregon State
3 Sean Brewer Tight End San Jose State
4 Rudi Johnson Running Back Auburn
5 Victor Leyva Guard Arizona State
6 Riall Johnson Linebacker Stanford
7 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Wide Receiver Oregon State
[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Cincinnati Bengals final staff
Front Office
  • President – Mike Brown
  • Senior Vice President – Pete Brown
  • Vice President – Paul Brown
  • Directors of Pro/College Personnel – Jim Lippincott, Duke Tobin

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Bob Bratkowski
  • Quarterbacks – Ken Anderson
  • Running Backs – Jim Anderson
  • Wide Receivers – Steve Mooshagian
  • Tight Ends – Frank Verducci
  • Offensive Line – Paul Alexander
  • Offensive Assistant – John Garrett
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Mark Duffner
  • Defensive Line – Tim Krumrie
  • Cornerbacks – Kevin Coyle
  • Safeties – Ray Horton
  • Defensive Assistant – Louie Cioffi

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Rodney Holman

[3]

RosterEdit

2001 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 9, 2001 New England Patriots W 23–17
51,521
2 September 23, 2001 Baltimore Ravens W 21–10
51,121
3 September 30, 2001 at San Diego Chargers L 28–14
56,048
4 October 7, 2001 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–7
62,335
5 October 14, 2001 Cleveland Browns W 24–14
64,217
6 October 21, 2001 Chicago Bears L 24–0
63,408
7 October 28, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 31–27
69,343
8 Bye
9 November 11, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 30–13
57,161
10 November 18, 2001 Tennessee Titans L 20–7
63,865
11 November 25, 2001 at Cleveland Browns L 18–0
72,918
12 December 2, 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–13
52,135
13 December 9, 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars L 14–10
44,920
14 December 16, 2001 at New York Jets L 15–14
77,745
15 December 23, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens L 16–0
68,987
16 December 30, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–23
63,751
17 January 6, 2002 at Tennessee Titans W 23–21
68,798

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Pittsburgh Steelers 1330.812352212
Baltimore Ravens 1060.625303265
Cleveland Browns 790.438285319
Tennessee Titans 790.438336388
Jacksonville Jaguars 6100.375294286
Cincinnati Bengals 6100.375226309

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/cincy/bengals.html Season statistics and summary at Sports E-Cyclopedia]
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  3. Coaching History. Bengals.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved on August 5, 2011.

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