2011 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Home Field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 3rd AFC North
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wild Card Playoffs (Texans), 10–31
Pro Bowlers WR A.J. Green
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
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The 2011 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 44th season as a professional sports franchise and its 42nd season as a member of the National Football League (NFL). The team improved on its 2010 season, where it finished with a record of 4–12 and placed fourth in the AFC North. This marked the 21st season under the leadership of owner and team president Mike Brown. It also marked the ninth season under head coach Marvin Lewis, who the team re-signed following the 2010 season. The Bengals played all of their home games at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Offseason[edit | edit source]

2011 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Selection Player Position College
1 4 A.J. Green Wide Receiver Georgia
2 35 Andy Dalton Quarterback TCU
3 66 Dontay Moch Linebacker Nevada
4 101 Clint Boling Offensive Guard Georgia
5 134 Robert Sands Safety West Virginia
6 167 Ryan Whalen Wide Receiver Stanford
7 207 Korey Lindsey Cornerback Southern Illinois
7 246 [a] Jay Finley Running Back Baylor
^[a] Compensatory selection.

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The Bengals' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
August 12 at Detroit Lions L 3–34 0–1 Ford Field Local 12 WKRC* Recap
August 21 at New York Jets L 7–27 0–2 New Meadowlands Stadium Local 12 WKRC* Recap
August 25 Carolina Panthers W 24–13 1–2 Paul Brown Stadium Local 12 WKRC* Recap
September 1 Indianapolis Colts L 13–17 1–3 Paul Brown Stadium Local 12 WKRC* Recap
 *  Indicates that the game will be broadcast locally in the Cincinnati television market on Local 12 WKRC. The game will also rebroadcast on the NFL Network later that week.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 at Cleveland Browns W 27–17 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 at Denver Broncos L 22–24 1–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High CBS Recap
3 September 25 San Francisco 49ers L 8–13 1–2 Paul Brown Stadium Fox Recap
4 October 2 Buffalo Bills W 23–20 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 9 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–20 3–2 Everbank Field CBS Recap
6 October 16 Indianapolis Colts W 27–17 4–2 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
7 Bye week
8 October 30 at Seattle Seahawks W 34–12 5–2 CenturyLink Field CBS Recap
9 November 6 at Tennessee Titans W 24–17 6–2 LP Field CBS Recap
10 November 13 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–24 6–3 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 20 at Baltimore Ravens L 24–31 6–4 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 27 Cleveland Browns W 23–20 7–4 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–35 7–5 Heinz Field CBS Recap
14 December 11 Houston Texans L 19–20 7–6 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 18 at St. Louis Rams W 20–13 8–6 Edward Jones Dome CBS Recap
16 December 24 Arizona Cardinals W 23–16 9–6 Paul Brown Stadium Fox Recap
17 January 1 Baltimore Ravens L 16–24 9–7 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
     Indicates that the game was blacked out locally due to low ticket sales.

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1: at Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 10 3 0 14 27
Browns 0 14 3 0 17

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
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First quarter
  • CIN Nugent 24 yard FG (10 plays-35 yards, 4:40)
  • CIN Gresham 2 yard pass from Dalton (Nugent kick) (7-41, 4:04)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CLE Dawson 20 yard FG (10-50, 4:50)
Fourth quarter
  • CIN Green 41 yard pass from Gradkowski (Nugent kick) (5-62, 1:51)
  • CIN Benson 39 yard run (Nugent kick) (3-46, 0:18)

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Top passers
  • CIN – Bruce Gradkowski – 5/12, 92 YDS, TD, 0 INT
  • CLE – Colt McCoy – 19/40, 213 YDS, 2 TD, INT
Top rushers
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 25 CAR, 121 YDS, TD
  • CLE – Peyton Hillis – 17 CAR, 57 YDS
Top receivers
  • CIN – Jermaine Gresham – 8 REC, 58 YDS, TD
  • CLE – Mohamed Massaquoi – 3 REC, 77 YDS
Top tacklers
  • CIN – Reggie Nelson – 7 TKL, 2 AST, SK
  • CLE – D'Qwell Jackson – 10 TKL, AST, 2 SK

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With the win the Bengals began the season 1-0 and secured their first regular season opening day win since 2007.

Week 2: at Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

Week Two: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 3 12 7 22
Broncos 7 3 7 7 24

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information
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First quarter
  • DEN McGahee 1 yard run (Matt Prater kick) (15-80, 8:30)
Second quarter
  • CLE Nugent 45 yard FG (6-14, 3:02)
  • DEN Prater 34 yard FG (16-64, 6:21)
Third quarter
  • DEN Decker 25-yard pass from Orton (Prater kick) (5-59, 2:12)
  • CLE Nugent 37 yard FG (7-61, 2:03)
  • CLE Caldwell 10 yard pass from Dalton (pass failed) (6-72, 3:14)
  • CLE Nugent 23 yard FG (4-9, 1:13)
Fourth quarter
  • DEN Decker 52 yard pass from Orton (Prater kick) (5-80, 2:35)
  • CLE Green 5 yard pass from Dalton (Nugent kick) (4-80, 2:13)

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Top passers
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 27/41, 332 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT
  • DEN – Kyle Orton – 15/25, 195 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 16 CAR, 29 YDS
  • DEN – Willis McGahee – 28 CAR, 101 YDS, TD
Top receivers
  • CIN – Jerome Simpson – 4 REC, 136 YDS
  • DEN – Eric Decker – 5 REC, 113 YDS, 2 TD
Top tacklers
  • CIN – Thomas Howard – 7 TKL, AST
  • DEN – Wesley Woodyard – 10 TKL, 3 AST

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With the loss, the Bengals fell to 1-1.

Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]

Week Three: San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 3 10 13
Bengals 3 0 0 5 8

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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First quarter
  • CIN Nugent 22 yard FG (12-76, 6:16)
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN Nugent 23 yard FG (5-11, 1:25)
  • SF Kendall Hunter 7 yard run (Akers kick) (10-72, 5:05)
  • SF Akers 53 yard FG (4-(-3), 1:38)
  • CIN Andy Lee ran out of bounds in end zone for a Safety

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Top passers
  • SF – Alex Smith – 20/30, 201 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 17/32, 157 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore – 17 CAR, 42 YDS
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 17 CAR, 64 YDS
Top receivers
  • SF – Vernon Davis – 8 REC, 114 YDS
  • CIN – Andre Caldwell – 6 REC, 53 YDS
Top tacklers
  • SF – NaVorro Bowman – 7 TKL, 4 AST
  • CIN – Reggie Nelson – 7 TKL, 2 AST

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With the loss, the Bengals were left in last place in the AFC North at 1-2.

Week 4: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]

Week Four: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 17 0 3 20
Bengals 3 0 10 10 23

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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First quarter
  • CIN Nugent 31 yard FG (9-34, 5:04)
Second quarter
  • BUF Rian Lindell 43 yard FG (9-56, 3:29)
  • BUF Bryan Scott 43 yard interception return (Lindell kick)
  • BUF Jackson 2 yard run (Lindell kick)
Third quarter
  • CIN Nugent 21 yard FG (7-78, 3:37)
  • CIN Gresham 17 yard pass from Dalton (Nugent kick) (7-72, 3:55)
Fourth quarter
  • BUF Lindell 23 yard FG (17-75, 9:04)
  • CIN Dalton 3 yard run (Nugent kick) (10-80, 4:19)
  • CIN Nugent 43 yard FG (7-56, 1:48)

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Top passers
  • BUF – Ryan Fitzpatrick – 20/34, 199 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 18/36, 298 YDS, TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • BUF – Fred Jackson – 17 CAR, 66 YDS, TD
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 19 CAR, 104 YDS
Top receivers
  • BUF – Steve Johnson – 4 REC, 58 YDS
  • CIN – A.J. Green – 4 REC, 118 YDS
Top tacklers
  • BUF – George Wilson – 8 TKL, 4 AST
  • CIN – Rey Maualuga – 3 TKL, 8 AST

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 2-2.

Week 5: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

Week Five: Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 6 0 17 30
Jaguars 7 6 0 7 20

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
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First quarter
  • JAC Jones-Drew 6 yard run (Josh Scobee kick) (10-80, 5:25)
  • CIN Green 37 yard pass from Dalton (Nugent kick) (12-69, 6:18)
Second quarter
  • JAC Scobee 19 yard FG (4-1, 1:33)
  • JAC Scobee 20 yard FG (8-48, 3:08)
  • CIN Gresham 3 yard pass from Dalton (kick failed) (10-52, 3:42)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN Nugent 47 yard FG (4-8, 1:26)
  • JAC Hill 74 yard pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick) (3-80, 1:17)
  • CIN Scott 2 yard run (Nugent kick)
  • CIN Atkins 10 yard fumble return (Nugent kick)

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Top passers
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 21/33, 179 YDS, 2 TD, INT
  • JAC – Blaine Gabbert – 15/28, 221 YDS, TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 24 CAR, 52 YDS
  • JAC – Maurice Jones-Drew – 19 CAR, 85 YDS, TD
Top receivers
  • CIN – A.J. Green - 8 REC, 90 YDS, TD
  • JAC – Jason Hill – 5 REC, 118 YDS, TD
Top tacklers
  • CIN – Rey Maualuga – 3 TKL, 3 AST
  • JAC – Daryl Smith – 7 TKL, 2 AST

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 3-2.

Week 6: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 10 17
Bengals 7 3 10 7 27

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 60° F, Sunny
  • Game attendance: 52,068
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots (blacked out locally)
Game information
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First quarter
  • CIN A.J. Green 11 yard pass from Dalton (Nugent kick) (6-44, 2:16)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CIN Benson 1 yard run (Nugent kick) (6-52, 2:59)
  • CIN Nugent 43 yard FG (11-56, 6:00)
Fourth quarter
  • IND Vinatieri 46 yard FG (9-52, 2:24)
  • IND Dwight Clark 1 yard pass from Painter (Vinatieri kick) (10-74, 4:14)
  • CIN Dunlap 35 yard fumble return (Nugent kick)

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Top passers
  • IND – Curtis Painter – 23/34, 188 YDS, TD, INT
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 25/32, 264 YDS, TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
  • IND – Delone Carter – 14 CAR, 45 YDS
  • CIN – Cedric Benson – 16 CAR, 57 YDS, TD
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne – 5 REC, 58 YDS
  • CIN – Jerome Simpson – 6 REC, 101 YDS
Top tacklers
  • IND – Kavell Conner – 4 TKL, 5 AST
  • CIN – Reggie Nelson – 4 TKL, 3 AST

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With the win, the Bengals went into their bye week at 4-2.

Week 8: at Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]

Week Eight: Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 10 7 0 17 34
Seahawks 0 3 3 6 12

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:15 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 56° F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 66,004
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information
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Top passers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 5-2.

Week 9: at Tennessee Titans[edit | edit source]

Week Nine: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 10 24
Titans 3 14 0 0 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
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Top passers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • TEN –

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 6-2 and won 5 straight games for the first time since 1988.

Week 10: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit | edit source]

Week Ten: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 3 7 0 24
Bengals 7 3 7 0 17

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 62° F, Cloudy & Windy
  • Game attendance: 63,262
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
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With the loss, the Bengals fell to 6-3.

Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens[edit | edit source]

Week Eleven: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 7 10 24
Ravens 0 14 10 7 31

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 67° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,320
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
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Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –

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With the loss the Bengals fell to 6-4.

Week 12: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

Week Twelve: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 10 3 0 20
Bengals 7 0 10 6 23

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 57°F, Rain
  • Game attendance: 48,260
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information
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First quarter
  • CLE - C. McCoy 24 yd. TD pass to J. Norwood. (P. Dawson kick) (11:01)
  • CIN - C. Benson 16 yd. TD Run (M. Nugent kick) (:28)
Second quarter
  • CLE - P. Dawson 32 yd. field goal (9:25)
  • CLE - C. McCoy 3 yd. TD pass to G. Little. (P. Dawson kick) (:09)
Third quarter
  • CIN - M. Nugent 23 yd. field goal (8:55)
  • CLE - P. Dawson 54 yd. field goal (3:57)
  • CIN - A. Dalton 22 yd. TD pass to J. Gresham. (M. Nugent kick) (1:58)
Fourth quarter
  • CIN - M. Nugent 40 yd. field goal (11:01)
  • CIN - M. Nugent 26 yd. field goal (:41)

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Top passers
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Top tacklers

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 7-4 and swept the Browns for the first time since 2009.

Week 13: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit | edit source]

Week Thirteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 0 0 7
Steelers 0 28 7 0 35

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 59° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 63,697
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Game information
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With the loss, the Bengals fell to 7-5 and were swept by the Steelers for the 2nd straight season.

Week 14: vs. Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

Week Fourteen: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 0 7 10 20
Bengals 6 10 3 0 19

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 34° F, Clear
  • Game attendance: 41,202
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon (blacked out locally)
Game information
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Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –

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With the loss, the Bengals fell to 7-6.

Week 15: at St. Louis Rams[edit | edit source]

Week Fifteen: Cincinnati Bengals at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 0 10 7 20
Rams 0 6 0 7 13

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 56,431
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
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Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • CIN –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • STL –

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With the win, the Bengals improved to 8-6.

Week 16: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]

Week Sixteen: Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 16 16
Bengals 10 10 3 0 23

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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With the win, the Bengals improved to 9-6 and secured their first winning season since 2009 and 4th since 1990.

Week 17: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit | edit source]

Week Seventeen: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 7 0 7 24
Bengals 3 0 7 6 16

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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First quarter
  • BAL: R. Rice 70 yd. TD run (B. Cundiff kick)
  • BAL: B.Cundiff 42 yd. Field Goal
  • CIN: M.Nugent 46 yd. Field Goal
Second quarter
  • BAL: D.Pitta 9 yd. pass from J.Flacco (B.Cundiff kick)
Third quarter
  • CIN: B.Scott 25 yd. run (M.Nugent kick)
Fourth quarter
  • CIN: M.Nugent 46 yd. Field Goal
  • BAL: R.Rice 51 yd. run (B.Cundiff kick)
  • CIN: M.Nugent 23 yd. Field Goal

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Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –

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With the loss, the Bengals ended the regular season with a record of 9-7 and were swept by the Ravens for the first time since 2008. However, with the Denver Broncos loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bengals earned a wild card spot in the playoffs by capturing the #6 seed.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:2011 AFC North standings

Postseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final Score Team record
Wild Card January 7 at Houston Texans (3) L 10–31 0–1 Reliant Stadium NBC Recap

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: at #3 Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 0 0 10
Texans 7 10 7 7 31

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
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Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –

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Entering the postseason as the AFC's #6 seed, the Bengals began their playoff run at Reliant Stadium in the AFC Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans, looking to avenge their Week 14 loss.

Cincinnati struck first in the opening quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Cedric Benson, but the Texans answered with running back Arian Foster getting an 8-yard touchdown run. The Bengals replied in the second quarter with a 37-yard field goal from kicker Mike Nugent, yet Houston regained the lead with kicker Neil Rackers making a 39-yard field goal, followed by defensive end J.J. Watt returning an interception 29 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute left in the first half. From there, Houston took control as quarterback T.J. Yates completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Andre Johnson in the third quarter, followed by Foster getting a 42-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

With the loss, Cincinnati's season came to an end with an overall record of 9-8.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati Bengals 2011 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Assistants

Final roster[edit | edit source]

2011 Cincinnati Bengals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 8 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Television Blackouts[edit | edit source]

Six of the Bengal's eight home games were blacked out locally due to poor ticket sales. Dating back to 2010, seven consecutive games were blacked out locally. That streak ended in week 10 when the Bengals hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. There were three more blackouts before the Bengals sold out the final home game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens, a game with playoff implications for both teams. Attendance for the week 16 home game against the Arizona Cardinals was only around 41,000 with a stadium capacity of 65,000. [2]

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. http://www.fox19.com/story/16394213/bengals-move-kickoff-time-offer-deals-to-sell-out-new-years-day-game
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