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1990 Cincinnati Bengals season

1990 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Sam Wyche
Owner Paul Brown
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1989      1991 >

The 1990 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 23rd year in professional football and its 21st with the National Football League. The Bengals won the AFC Central division for the second time in three seasons.

This would be the last time the Bengals would make the playoffs until the 2005 NFL season. However as of 2012 they haven't won a playoff game since this season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1990 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 12 12 James Francis Linebacker Baylor
2 13 38 Harold Green Running Back South Carolina
3 12 65 Bernard Clark Linebacker Miami
4 10 91 Mike Brennan Offensive Tackle Notre Dame
5 13 122 Lynn James Wide Receiver Arizona State
6 13 150 Don Odegard Defensive Back UNLV
7 12 177 Craig Ogletree Linebacker Auburn
8 11 204 Doug Wellsandt Tight End Washington State
9 14 234 Mitchell Price Defensive Back Tulane
10 13 261 Eric Crigler Offensive Tackle Murray St.
11 12 288 Tim O'Connor Offensive Tackle Virginia
12 10 314 Andre Riley Wide Receiver Washington
[1]

Regular season

Schedule

1990 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
Date Opponent # Result Score Atten. Stadium
Sept 9 New York Jets W 25–20 56,467 Riverfront Stadium
Sept 16 at San Diego Chargers W 21–16 48,098 Jack Murphy Stadium
Sept 23 New England Patriots W 41–7 56,470 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 1 at Seattle Seahawks L 31–16 60,135 Kingdome
Oct 7 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–31 62,619 Anaheim Stadium
Oct 14 at Houston Oilers L 48–17 53,501 Houston Astrodome
Oct 22 at Cleveland Browns W 34–14 78,567 Cleveland Stadium
Oct 28 at Atlanta Falcons L 38–17 53,214 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Nov 4 New Orleans Saints L 21–7 60,067 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–3 60,064 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 25 Indianapolis Colts L 34–20 60,051 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–12 58,000 Three Rivers Stadium
Dec 9 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17 60,084 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 16 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–7 54,142 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dec 23 Houston Oilers W 40–20 60,044 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 30 Cleveland Browns W 21–14 60,041 Riverfront Stadium

Season Summary

Week 1

1 2 34Total
Jets 0 10 7320
Bengals 0 3 71525

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: Sunday, September 9
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 F, wind 9 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2

1 234Total
• Bengals 0 1407 21
Chargers 13 300 16

[2]


Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 360 352 W2
Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 405 307 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 292 240 L1
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 228 462 L2

[3]

Best Performances

  • James Brooks, December 23, 1990, 201 rushing yards vs. Houston Oilers [4]

Roster

Quarterbacks
  • 7 Boomer Esiason
  • 10 Todd Philcox
  • 4 Erik Wilhelm

Running Backs

  • 42 Eric Ball
  • 21 James Brooks
  • 28 Harold Green
  • 36 Stanford Jennings
  • 20 Craig Taylor
  • 30 Ickey Woods

Wide Receivers

  • 86 Michael Barber
  • 81 Eddie Brown
  • 80 Lynn James
  • 85 Tim McGee
  • 83 Kendal Smith

Tight Ends

  • 82 Rodney Holman
  • 84 Eric Kattus
  • 87 Jim Riggs
Offensive Linemen
  • 74 Brian Blados T/G
  • 60 Mike Brennan T
  • 68 Paul Jetton G/C
  • 64 Bruce Kozerski C/G/T
  • 73 Ken Moyer G/T/C
  • 78 Anthony Munoz T
  • 75 Bruce Reimers G/T
  • 76 Kirk Scrafford T/G
  • 63 Joe Walter T/G

Defensive Linemen

  • 99 Jason Buck DE/DT
  • 98 David Grant DE/NT
  • 71 Mike Hammerstein DE/NT
  • 69 Tim Krumrie NT/DT
  • 72 Skip McClendon DE
  • 96 Natu Tuatagaloa DE
Linebackers
  • 53 Leo Barker
  • 55 Ed Brady
  • 57 Bernard Clark
  • 50 James Francis
  • 52 Craig Ogletree
  • 59 Kevin Walker
  • 51 Leon White
  • 91 Carl Zander

Defensive Backs

  • 24 Lewis Billups
  • 27 Barney Bussey
  • 45 Carl Carter
  • 29 Rickey Dixon
  • 33 David Fulcher
  • 25 Rod Jones
  • 32 Mitchell Price
  • 22 Eric Thomas
  • 41 Solomon Wilcots

Special Teams

  • 3 Jim Breech K
  • 11 Lee Johnson P

[5]

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Playoff

Date Round Opponent # Result Score Atten. Stadium
January 6 Wildcard Houston Oilers W 41–14 60,012 Riverfront Stadium
January 13 Divisional at Los Angeles Raiders L 20–10 92,045 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Team Leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 402 224 3031 24 22 77.0

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
James Brooks 195 1004 5.1 56 5
Ickey Woods 64 268 4.2 32 6

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Eddie Brown 44 706 16.0 50 9

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
James Francis 76 8.0 1 2 0
Barney Bussey 57 2.0 4 0 1

Kicking/Punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 21 17 81.0% 44 41 93.2% 92
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 64 2705 70 0 42.3

Special Teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Stanford Jennings 29 584 20.1 33 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mitchell Price 10 191 19.1 33 0 29 251 8.7 66 1

Awards and Records

Pro Bowl Selections

All-Pros

Records

  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record, Most Passing Yards in One Game, 490 yards (achieved on October 7, 1990) [6]

Milestones

  • James Brooks, 1st 200 yard rushing game, December 23, 1990, 201 rushing yards vs. Houston Oilers [4]
  • James Brooks, 3rd 1000 yard rushing season (1,004 yards) [7]

References

  • 1990 Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1990 Final Statistics
  • Bengals on Pro Football Reference
  • Bengals Schedule on jt-sw.com
  • Bengals History on Official Site

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