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1974 Cincinnati Bengals: 7-7-0
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Home record: 4-3-0 (168 points scored, 117 allowed) Road record: 3-4-0 (115 points scored, 142 allowed) Head Coach: Paul Brown 283 points scored (10th of 26 teams), 259 points allowed (13th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 224 353 2,511 ( 4) 6.44 18 13 445 1,978 (12) 4.4 14 4,489 ( 4) 31 Defense: 186 359 1,790 ( 4) 4.53 13 9 497 2,152 (22) 4.3 16 3,942 (11) 20


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 11 Wayne Clark QB 14 6'2 203 27 4 U.S. International 13 Ken Riley DB 14 6'0 182 27 6 Florida A&M 14 Ken Anderson QB 13 6'1 211 25 4 Augustana (IL) 16 Horst Muhlmann K 14 6'1 220 34 6 None 18 Charlie Joiner WR 14 5'11 188 27 6 Grambling 19 Essex Johnson RB 5 5'9 200 28 7 Grambling 20 Lemar Parrish DB 13 5'11 185 26 5 Lincoln (Mo.) 22 Ken Sawyer DB 12 6'0 192 22 R Syracuse 23 Bernard Jackson DB 14 6'0 178 24 3 Washington State 25 Chip Myers WR 14 6'4 205 29 7 Northwestern Oklahoma State 26 Charlie Davis RB 14 5'11 200 22 R Colorado 29 Lyle Blackwood DB 13 6'0 190 23 2 Texas Christian 32 Bob Jones DB 14 6'1 194 23 2 Virginia Union 36 Lenvil Elliott RB 10 6'0 205 23 2 Northeast Missouri State 37 Tommy Casanova DB 14 6'2 195 24 3 Louisiana State 41 Dave Green P 14 5'11 208 25 2 Ohio 42 Boobie Clark RB 8 6'2 245 24 2 Bethune-Cookman 43 Ed Williams RB 14 6'2 245 24 1 Langston 44 Doug Dressler RB 13 6'3 228 26 4 Cal State-Chico 50 Vic Koegel LB 6 6'0 215 21 R Ohio State 51 Ken Avery LB 13 6'1 227 30 8 Southern Mississippi 52 Doug Adams LB 12 6'1 226 24 4 Ohio State 54 Bob Johnson C 10 6'5 262 28 7 Tennessee 55 Jim LeClair LB 8 6'2 235 24 3 North Dakota 56 Tim Kearney LB 12 6'2 230 23 3 Northern Michigan 57 Evan Jolitz LB 12 6'2 225 23 R Cincinnati 58 Al Beauchamp LB 14 6'2 232 30 7 Southern 60 Ron Pritchard LB 14 6'1 230 27 6 Arizona State 62 Dave Lapham OT 14 6'3 255 22 R Syracuse 64 John Shinners OG 13 6'2 255 27 6 Xavier 68 Bill Kollar DT 14 6'3 255 21 R Montana State 70 Ron Carpenter DT 14 6'4 260 26 5 North Carolina State 71 Rufus Mayes OT 14 6'5 258 26 6 Ohio State 72 Howard Fest OT 14 6'6 256 28 7 Texas 73 Pat Matson OG 14 6'1 245 30 9 Oregon 74 Mike Reid DT 14 6'3 255 27 5 Penn State 75 Stan Walters OT 14 6'6 262 26 3 Syracuse 76 Vern Holland OT 3 6'5 268 26 4 Tennessee State 77 Bob Maddox DE 14 6'5 232 25 1 Frostburg State 80 Ken Johnson DE 13 6'5 256 27 4 Indiana 81 Al Chandler TE 14 6'2 230 23 2 Oklahoma 82 Royce Berry DE 13 6'3 250 28 6 Houston 83 Sherman White DE 12 6'5 255 26 3 California 84 Bob Trumpy TE 13 6'6 228 29 7 Utah 85 Isaac Curtis WR 14 6'0 193 24 2 San Diego State 86 Johnnie McDaniel WR 14 6'1 193 23 R Lincoln (Mo.) 88 Bruce Coslet TE 14 6'3 227 28 6 Pacific
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Ken Anderson 328 213 64.9 2,667 8.13 12.5 18 5.5 10 3.0 36 292 95.7 Wayne Clark 22 9 40.9 98 4.45 10.9 0 0.0 3 13.6 1 1 15.2 Dave Green 2 1 50.0 22 11.00 22.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 89.6 Lenvil Elliott 1 1 100.0 17 17.00 17.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 118.8
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Chip Myers             32    383   12.0    1
Isaac Curtis           30    633   21.1   10
Doug Dressler          29    196    6.8    0
Charlie Joiner         24    390   16.2    1
Boobie Clark           23    194    8.4    1
Bob Trumpy             21    330   15.7    2
Charlie Davis          19    171    9.0    0
Lenvil Elliott         18    187   10.4    1
Ed Williams            13     98    7.5    1
Essex Johnson           8     85   10.6    1
Johnnie McDaniel        2     79   39.5    0
Bruce Coslet            2     24   12.0    0
Bernard Jackson         1     22   22.0    0
Al Chandler             1      9    9.0    0
Bob Johnson             1      3    3.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Charlie Davis          72    375    5.2    0
Lenvil Elliott         68    345    5.1    1
Ken Anderson           43    314    7.3    2
Boobie Clark           99    312    3.2    5
Doug Dressler          72    255    3.5    2
Ed Williams            58    238    4.1    3
Isaac Curtis            8     62    7.8    0
Essex Johnson          19     44    2.3    0
Charlie Joiner          4     20    5.0    0
Wayne Clark             1      8    8.0    1
Johnnie McDaniel        1      5    5.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Bernard Jackson        29    682   23.5    0
Charlie Davis          12    243   20.2    0
Johnnie McDaniel        3     64   21.3    0
Doug Dressler           3     32   10.7    0
Lemar Parrish           2     36   18.0    0
Ed Williams             2     33   16.5    0
Tommy Casanova          1     48   48.0    0
Lyle Blackwood          1     17   17.0    0
Lenvil Elliott          1      2    2.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Tommy Casanova         24    265   11.0    2    0
Lemar Parrish          18    338   18.8    1    2
Lyle Blackwood         10     29    2.9    3    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Dave Green 66 2,701 40.9 0 0 0 0 0 40.9 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Horst Muhlmann 1/1 2/2 5/9 3/6 0/0 11/18 32/35 65 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Al Beauchamp 1 34 0 Tommy Casanova 2 26 0 Bernard Jackson 1 17 0 Ken Riley 5 33 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 23 DT Bill Kollar 109 Montana State 2 48 RB Charlie Davis 20 Colorado 3 61 OG Dave Lapham 140 Syracuse [pick acquired from NO] 3 73 LB Evan Jolitz 12 Cincinnati 4 87 QB Mike Boryla 23 Stanford [pick acquired from NE] 4 98 OG Darryl White 10 Nebraska 4 103 WR Richard Williams 2 Abilene Christian [pick acquired from MIN] 5 114 RB Haskel Stanback 83 Tennessee [pick acquired from NO] 5 127 DT Richard Bishop 89 Louisville 6 152 DB Robin Sinclair Washington State 6 153 DB Bill Bryant 42 Grambling [pick acquired from WAS via NO] 7 177 DB Ken Sawyer 12 Syracuse 8 202 WR John McDaniel 96 Lincoln 9 231 DE Ed Johnson SMU 10 256 TE Chuck Herd Penn State 11 281 OT Ed Kezirian UCLA 12 306 DB Rudy McClinon Xavier 13 335 LB Ted Jornov Iowa State 14 360 OT Mike Phillips Cornell 15 385 RB Isaac Jackson Kansas State 16 410 DB Darryl Bishop Kentucky 17 439 RB Jim Smith North Carolina Central

Traded draft picks: none


Transactions:
01-09-1974traded Virgil Carter to Chargers for Wayne Clark
03-01-1974traded Reece Morrison (acq. 3/7/1974) to Chargers for the rights to Wayne Clark and $1 cash
03-07-1974traded a draft pick to Eagles for Dennis Wirgowski
03-08-1974traded Mike Boryla to Eagles for Philadelphia's #6 pick in the 1975 draft and #1 pick in the 1976 draft
07-1974traded Clint Longley to Cowboys for Dallas' #5 pick in the 1975 draft
07-10-1974traded Bill Bergey to Eagles for Philadelphia's #1 pick in the 1977 draft and #1 and #2 picks in the 1978 draft
07-31-1974traded Steve Chomyszak to Bills for Buffalo's #4 pick in the 1975 draft
08-14-1974traded Dave Lewis to Patriots for cash
08-21-1974traded Haskel Stanback and Tom DeLeone to Falcons for Atlanta's #3 pick in the 1975 draft
09-10-1974Lions claimed Tim George on waivers


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs Cleveland Browns        W 33-7      1-0-0
09/22/74    vs San Diego Chargers      L 17-20     1-1-0
09/29/74    at San Francisco 49ers     W 21-3      2-1-0
10/06/74    vs Washington Redskins     W 28-17     3-1-0
10/13/74    at Cleveland Browns        W 34-24     4-1-0
10/20/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 27-30     4-2-0
10/27/74    vs Houston Oilers          L 21-34     4-3-0
11/03/74    at Baltimore Colts         W 24-14     5-3-0
11/10/74    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     W 17-10     6-3-0
11/17/74    at Houston Oilers          L 3-20      6-4-0
11/24/74    vs Kansas City Chiefs      W 33-6      7-4-0
12/02/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 3-24      7-5-0
12/08/74    vs Detroit Lions           L 19-23     7-6-0
12/14/74    at Pittsburgh Steelers     L 3-27      7-7-0

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