1992 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 1992 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 25th year in professional football and its 23rd with the National Football League (NFL). They finished the year with five wins and 11 losses, and did not qualify for the playoffs. The Bengals, who were then owned by Mike Brown, the son of coach Paul Brown, now turned to the son of another coach to lead the team on the field when he hired assistant Dave Shula to assume the head coaching reins. The Bengals selected University of Houston quarterback David Klingler in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft. The younger Shula got off to a good start as the Bengals won their first two games, but then lost its next five games, on the way to a five-win season. Wide receiver Carl Pickens, a second-round selection out of the University of Tennessee, earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Following the season, perennial all-pro offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz retired, as the Bengals moved in a new direction by trading quarterback Boomer Esiason to the New York Jets.[1]

1992 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coachDave Shula
OwnerMike Brown
Home fieldRiverfront Stadium
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

1992 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 David Klingler  Quarterback Houston
1 28 Darryl Williams *  Defensive back Miami (FL)
2 31 Carl Pickens *  Wide receiver Tennessee
3 84 Leonard Wheeler  Defensive back Troy State
4 88 Ricardo McDonald  Linebacker Pittsburgh
5 115 Craig Thompson  Tight end North Carolina A&T
6 142 Chris Burns  Defensive tackle Middle Tennessee State
7 172 Lance Olberding  Offensive tackle Iowa
8 199 Roosevelt Nix  Defensive end Central State (OH)
9 226 Ostell Miles  Running back Houston
10 256 Horace Smith  Defensive back Oregon Tech
11 283 John Earle  Offensive tackle Western Illinois
12 310 Eric Shaw  Linebacker Louisiana Tech
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

1992 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office
  • President – John Sawyer
  • Vice President/General Manager – Mike Brown
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pete Brown

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Kim Wood

Roster

1992 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

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Regular season

Schedule

1992 Cincinnati Bengals schedule
Date Opponent Result Score Attendance Stadium
Sep 6 at Seattle Seahawks W 21–3 57,350 Kingdome
Sep 13 Los Angeles Raiders W 24–21 54,240 Riverfront Stadium
Sep 20 at Green Bay Packers L 24–23 57,272 Lambeau Field
Sep 27 Minnesota Vikings L 42–7 53,847 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 11 Houston Oilers L 38–24 54,254 Riverfront Stadium
Oct 19 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–0 55,411 Three Rivers Stadium
Oct 25 at Houston Oilers L 26–10 58,701 Houston Astrodome
Nov 1 Cleveland Browns W 30–10 54,765 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 8 at Chicago Bears W 31–28 56,120 Soldier Field
Nov 15 at New York Jets L 17–14 60,196 The Meadowlands
Nov 22 Detroit Lions L 19–13 48,574 Riverfront Stadium
Nov 29 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–9 54,253 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 6 at Cleveland Browns L 37–21 68,368 Cleveland Stadium
Dec 13 at San Diego Chargers L 27–10 50,579 Jack Murphy Stadium
Dec 20 New England Patriots W 20–10 45,355 Riverfront Stadium
Dec 27 Indianapolis Colts L 21–17 47,837 Riverfront Stadium

Game summaries

Week 10

1 234OTTotal
• Bengals 7 01473 31
Bears 7 14700 28
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 56,120
  • Game weather: 36°F; wind 10

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Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 10–2 299 225 W1
(5) Houston Oilers 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 352 258 W2
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 3–3 5–7 272 275 L3
Cincinnati Bengals 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 274 364 L1

Team leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Boomer Esiason 278 144 1407 11 15 57.0

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Harold Green 265 1170 4.4 53 2
Derrick Fenner 112 500 4.5 35 7

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Harold Green 41 214 5.2 19 0
Tim McGee 35 408 11.7 36 3
Jeff Query 16 265 16.6 83 3

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Tim Krumrie 97 4.0 0 2 1
Alfred Williams 44 10.0 0 3 0
Darryl Williams 78 2.0 4 2 1

Kicking and punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Jim Breech 27 19 70.4% 31 31 100.0% 88
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 76 3196 64 0 42.1

Special teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Milt Stegall 25 430 17.2 39 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Carl Pickens 0 0 0.0 0 0 18 229 12.7 95 1

Awards and records

Pro Bowl selections

Milestones

References

  1. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cylclopedia
  2. ^ "1992 Cincinnati Bengals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "1992 Cincinnati Bengals starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Apr-07.
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/haroldgreen/2500893/profile

External links

Scoring summary
Q1CINDerrick Fenner 2 yard run (Jim Breech kick)CIN 7–0
Q1CHIDarren Lewis 15 yard run (Kevin Butler kick)Tie 7–7
Q2CHIAnthony Morgan 46 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)CHI 14–7
Q2CHIMark Green 1 yard run (Kevin Butler kick)CHI 21–7
Q3CINEric Ball 35 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)CHI 21–14
Q3CHIDarren Lewis 97 yard kickoff return (Kevin Butler kick)CHI 28–14
Q3CINCraig Thompson 1 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)CHI 28–21
Q4CINCarl Pickens 23 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)Tie 28–28
OTCINJim Breech 36 yard field goalCIN 31–28
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