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2002 Cincinnati Bengals season

 

2002 Cincinnati Bengals season

2002 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Dick LeBeau
Home field Paul Brown Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 4th AFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 2001      2003 >

The 2002 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 35th year in professional football and its 33rd with the National Football League. With a record of 2–14, however, they were the worst team in football in 2002. The Bengals struggles continued as they lost their first seven contests losing by average of 19 points in each game. The Bengals would finally garner their first victory Week 8 by soundly defeating the expansion Houston Texans on the road 38–3. The winning would not last long, however, as the Bengals lost their next six games to fall to 1–13.

In their final game at home, the Bengals would stun the New Orleans Saints 20–13 to earn their second win on the season, but there would be no saving the Bengals from setting a new franchise record for losses as they finished the season with a 27–9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on the road to finish with a league worst 2–14 record. This resulted in the Bengals owner Mike Brown firing head coach Dick LeBeau and replacing him with offensive assistant Marvin Lewis.

By being the worst team in 2002, they earned the first pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, which they would use to draft Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Carson Palmer out of USC, and releasing embattled quarterback Akili Smith.[1]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 2002 NFL Draft
2002 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 10 10 Levi Jones Tackle Arizona St.
2 9 41 Lamont Thompson Defensive Back Washington St.
3 2 67 Matt Schobel Tight End TCU
4 11 109 Travis Dorsch Punter Purdue
6 9 181 Marquand Manuel Defensive Back Florida St.
7 8 219 Joey Evans Defensive End North Carolina
[2]

Personnel

Staff

[3]

Roster

Quarterbacks

  1. 3 Jon Kitna
  2. 11 Akili Smith
  3. 12 Gus Frerotte

Running Backs

  1. 28 Corey Dillon
  2. 36 Brandon Bennett
  3. 32 Rudi Johnson

Wide Receivers

  1. 80 Peter Warrick
  2. 83 Danny Farmer

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff Time Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 San Diego Chargers L 34–6 CBS 1:00pm
53,705
2 September 15, 2002 at Cleveland Browns L 20–7 CBS 1:00pm
73,358
3 September 22, 2002 at Atlanta Falcons L 30–3 ESPN 8:30pm
68,129
4 September 29, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 35–7 FOX 1:00pm
57,234
5 October 6, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts L 28–21 CBS 1:00pm
56,570
6 October 13, 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–7 CBS 1:00pm
63,900
7 Bye
8 October 27, 2002 Tennessee Titans L 30–24 CBS 1:00pm
52,822
9 November 3, 2002 at Houston Texans W 38–3 CBS 1:00pm
69,827
10 November 10, 2002 at Baltimore Ravens L 38–27 CBS 1:00pm
69,024
11 November 17, 2002 Cleveland Browns L 27–20 CBS 1:00pm
64,060
12 November 24, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 29–21 CBS 1:00pm
60,473
13 December 1, 2002 Baltimore Ravens L 27–23 CBS 1:00pm
44,878
14 December 8, 2002 at Carolina Panthers L 52–31 CBS 1:00pm
66,799
15 December 15, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars L 29–15 CBS 1:00pm
42,092
16 December 22, 2002 New Orleans Saints W 20–13 FOX 1:00pm
43,544
17 December 29, 2002 at Buffalo Bills L 27–9 CBS 1:00pm
47,850

Standings

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (3) Pittsburgh Steelers 10 5 1 .656 6–0 8–4 390 345 W3
y (6) Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 344 320 W2
Baltimore Ravens 7 9 0 .438 3–3 7–5 316 354 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 279 456 L1

Team Leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Jon Kitna 473 294 3178 16 16 79.1

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 314 1311 4.2 67 7

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Chad Johnson 69 1166 16.9 72 5
Peter Warrick 53 606 11.4 37 6

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 171 1.5 0 2 4
Justin Smith 67 6.5 0 1 0
Artrell Hawkins 92 2.0 2 1 2
Kevin Kaesviharn 62 0.0 2 1 0

Kicking/Punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Neil Rackers 18 15 83.3% 32 30 93.8% 75
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Nick Harris 65 2608 57 1 40.1

Special Teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Brandon Bennett 49 1231 25.1 94 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 13 288 22.2 44 0 24 117 4.9 34 0

Awards and records

Pro Bowl Selections

Milestones

References

External links

  • Cincinnati Bengals 2003 statistics
  • Bengals on Pro Football Reference
  • Bengals Schedule on jt-sw.com
  • Bengals History on Official Site

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