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1987 Cincinnati Bengals season

 

1987 Cincinnati Bengals season

1987 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 4–11
Division place 4th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1986      1988 >

The 1987 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 18th in the National Football League. The team could not improve upon its 10-6 playoff year of the previous campaign, as the team dipped to a record of 4-11 in a season shortend by one game due to another players' strike, in which replacement players were used for four games.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1987 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 17 17 Jason Buck Defensive end Brigham Young
2 21 49 Eric Thomas Defensive Back Tulane
3 20 76 Leonard Bell Defensive Back Indiana
3 21 77 Skip McClendon Defensive End Arizona State
4 19 103 Jim Riggs Tight End Clemson
5 18 130 Marc Logan Running Back Kentucky
5 27 139 Greg Horne Punter Arkansas
6 17 157 Sonny Gordon Defensive Back Ohio State
7 20 188 Chris Thatcher Guard Lafayette College
8 20 215 Solomon Wilcots Defensive Back Colorado
9 19 242 Craig Raddatz Linebacker Wisconsin
10 18 269 David McCluskey Running Back Georgia
11 17 296 Jim Warne Offensive Tackle Arizona State
12 21 328 John Holifeld Running Back West Virginia

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Location Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–21 Hoosier Dome
59,387
2 September 20, 1987 San Francisco 49ers L 27–26 Riverfront Stadium
53,498
September 27, 1987 at Los Angeles Rams canceled Anaheim Stadium
3 October 4, 1987 San Diego Chargers L 10–9 Riverfront Stadium
26,209
4 October 11, 1987 at Seattle Seahawks W 17–10 Kingdome
31,739
5 October 18, 1987 Cleveland Browns L 34–0 Riverfront Stadium
40,179
6 October 25, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–20 Three Rivers Stadium
53,692
7 November 1, 1987 Houston Oilers L 31–29 Riverfront Stadium
52,700
8 November 8, 1987 Miami Dolphins L 20–14 Riverfront Stadium
53,840
9 November 15, 1987 at Atlanta Falcons W 16–10 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
25,758
10 November 22, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–16 Riverfront Stadium
59,910
11 November 29, 1987 at New York Jets L 27–20 The Meadowlands
41,135
12 December 6, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–27 Riverfront Stadium
46,489
13 December 13, 1987 at Cleveland Browns L 38–24 Cleveland Stadium
77,331
14 December 20, 1987 New Orleans Saints L 41–24 Riverfront Stadium
43,424
15 December 27, 1987 at Houston Oilers L 21–17 Houston Astrodome
49,775

Standings

Team Leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 440 240 3321 16 19 73.1

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Larry Kinnebrew 145 570 3.9 52 8

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Eddie Brown 44 608 13.8 47 3
Mike Martin 20 394 19.7 54 3

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 88 3.5 0 0 0
Reggie Williams 75 6.0 0 1 2
Robert Jackson 70 0 3 0 1
David Fulcher 72 3 3 1 1

Kicking/Punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 30 24 80.0% 27 25 92.6 97
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Scott Fulhage 52 2168 58 0 41.7

Special Teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Barney Bussey 21 406 19.3 34 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Martin 3 51 17.0 20 0 28 277 9.9 21 0

Awards and records

References

  • 1987 Bengals
  • Bengals on Pro Football Reference
  • Bengals Schedule on jt-sw.com
  • Bengals History on Official Site

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