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2001 Cincinnati Bengals season

2001 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Dick LeBeau
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 6th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 2000      2002 >

The 2001 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 34th year in professional football and its 32nd with the National Football League. In the first full season with Dick LeBeau as head coach, the Bengals abandoned their plans for developing QB Akili Smith as their starter, by acquiring Quarterback John Kitna from the Seattle Seahawks. The Bengals would win their first two games with Kitna behind center, and sat at 4-3 through the first seven games of the season. However, the Bengals would struggle again, losing their next seven games as QB John Kitna struggled with inconsistency, throwing 22 interceptions while throwing only 12 Touchdown passes. The Bengals would win their final two games to close the season with a mediocre 6-10 record, their 11 straight season without tallying a winning record. Despite the team's struggles, All-Pro RB Corey Dillon had another stellar year, rushing for 1,315 yards.[1]

2001 would turn out to be an important year for the team, as players such as Justin Smith, Chad Johnson, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh were drafted, all those players would be important to Cincinnati in later years.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft
2001 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 4 4 Justin Smith Defensive End Missouri
2 5 36 Chad Johnson Wide Receiver Oregon State
3 4 66 Sean Brewer Tight End San Jose State
4 5 100 Rudi Johnson Running Back Auburn
5 4 135 Victor Leyva Guard Arizona State
6 5 168 Riall Johnson Linebacker Stanford
7 4 204 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Wide Receiver Oregon State
[2]

Personnel

Staff

[3]

Roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 New England Patriots W 23–17
51,521
2 September 23, 2001 Baltimore Ravens W 21–10
51,121
3 September 30, 2001 at San Diego Chargers L 28–14
56,048
4 October 7, 2001 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–7
62,335
5 October 14, 2001 Cleveland Browns W 24–14
64,217
6 October 21, 2001 Chicago Bears L 24–0
63,408
7 October 28, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 31–27
69,343
8 Bye
9 November 11, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 30–13
57,161
10 November 18, 2001 Tennessee Titans L 20–7
63,865
11 November 25, 2001 at Cleveland Browns L 18–0
72,918
12 December 2, 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–13
52,135
13 December 9, 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars L 14–10
44,920
14 December 16, 2001 at New York Jets L 15–14
77,745
15 December 23, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens L 16–0
68,987
16 December 30, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–23
63,751
17 January 6, 2002 at Tennessee Titans W 23–21
68,798

Standings

AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .812 352 212
Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 303 265
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 285 319
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 336 388
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 294 286
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 226 309

Team Leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
John Kitna 581 313 3216 12 22 61.1

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 340 1315 3.9 96 10

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Peter Warrick 70 667 9.5 33 1
Darnay Scott 57 819 14.4 49 2
Corey Dillon 34 228 6.7 17 3

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 109 6.0 1 1 0
Reinard Wilson 37 9.0 0 1 2
Artrell Hawkins 59 0.0 3 2 1
Kevin Kaesviharn 25 0.0 3 0 0

Kicking/Punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Neil Rackers 28 17 60.7% 24 23 95.8% 74
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Nick Harris 84 3372 57 1 40.1

Special Teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Curtis Keaton 42 891 21.2 64 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Peter Warrick 0 0 0.0 0 0 18 116 6.4 31 0
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 10 185 18.5 23 0 12 163 13.6 86 0

Awards and Records

Pro Bowl Selections

Milestones

References

  • 2001 Final Statistics
  • Bengals on Pro Football Reference
  • Bengals Schedule on jt-sw.com
  • Bengals History on Official Site

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