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2004 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Home Field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd AFC North
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2004 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 37th year in professional football and its 35th with the National Football League. The Bengals began to focus on the future, as the team traded All-Pro Rb Corey Dillon to the New England Patriots, clearing the way for Rudi Johnson to start at HB, while giving QB Carson Palmer the starting job at quarterback. Palmer and the young Bengals would struggle early, losing five of their first seven games. However, as the season wore on, and Palmer grew comfortable on the field, the Bengals began to hit their stride, as they climbed back to .500 at 6-6, before an sprained knee sent Palmer to the sidelines in a hard fought 35-28 road loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Patriots. However, the with wins in their final two games the Bengals would finish 8-8 for the second year in a row as Rudi Johnson finished sixth in the NFL in rushing with 1,454 yards, giving Bengals fans hope for the future.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2004 Cincinnati Bengals staff

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Marvin Lewis
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Paul Alexander

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chip Morton
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Oliver

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RosterEdit

2004 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 at New York Jets L 24–31
77,230
2 September 19, 2004 Miami Dolphins W 16–13
65,705
3 September 26, 2004 Baltimore Ravens L 9–23
65,575
4 October 3, 2004 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–18
62,402
5 Bye
6 October 17, 2004 at Cleveland Browns L 17–34
73,263
7 October 25, 2004 Denver Broncos W 23–10
65,806
8 October 31, 2004 at Tennessee Titans L 20–27
68,932
9 November 7, 2004 Dallas Cowboys W 26–3
65,721
10 November 14, 2004 at Washington Redskins W 17–10
87,786
11 November 21, 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–19
65,780
12 November 28, 2004 Cleveland Browns W 58–48
65,677
13 December 5, 2004 at Baltimore Ravens W 27–26
69,695
14 December 12, 2004 at New England Patriots L 28–35
68,756
15 December 19, 2004 Buffalo Bills L 17–33
65,378
16 December 26, 2004 New York Giants W 23–22
64,606
17 January 2, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles W 38–10
67,074

StandingsEdit

AFC North
2004 AFC North standings W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 15 1 0 .938 5-1 11-1 408 231 W14
Baltimore Ravens 9 7 0 .563 2–4 5–7 317 268 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 374 372 W2
Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 276 390 W1


Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

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