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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1969
1969 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 4-9-1 (5th in AFL West); 4-3 at home, 0-6-1 on road
Head Coach: Paul Brown

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 14MiamiW27-2125,335Nippert
September 21San DiegoW34-2026,243Nippert
September 28Kansas CityW24-1927,812Nippert
October 4at San DiegoL14-2152,748San Diego
October 12N.Y. JetsL7-2127,927Nippert
October 19DenverL23-3027,920Nippert
October 26at Kansas CityL22-4250,934Municipal
November 2OaklandW31-1727,927Nippert
November 9at HoustonT31-3145,298Astrodome
November 16BostonL14-2525,913Nippert
November 23at N.Y. JetsL7-4062,128Shea
November 30at BuffaloL13-1635,122War Memorial
December 7at OaklandL17-3754,427Oakland Coliseum
December 14at DenverL16-2742,198Mile High
Bengals 1969 Summary

Head coach Paul Brown drafted quarterback Greg Cook of the Univ. of Cincinnati in the first round. The same draft also produced linebacker Bill Bergey. The Bengals jumped out to a 3-0 record, but finished 4-9-1. Brown was named AFL Coach of the Year. Bergey was honored as the AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Cook won the AFL passing title.

1969: A CLOSER LOOK
1969 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
RB Paul Robinson
TE Bob Trumpy
    1969 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Greg Cook (197 Att, 106 Comp, 1854 Yds, 53.8 Pct, 15 TD, 11 Int, 88.3 Rating)
    Rushing: Jess Phillips (118 Att, 578 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 83 Long, 3 TD)
    Receiving: Eric Crabtree (40 Rec, 855 Yds, 21.4 Avg, 73 Long, 7 TD)
    Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 80 points (16 FG; 32 PAT)
    1969 NEWS AND NOTES

    The Nov. 9, 1969 Bengals vs. Oilers game at the Astrodome in Houston is unique in club history. It's the only game nobody won. Cincinnati played its only regular-season tie that afternoon, catching the Oilers at 31-31 on K Horst Muhlmann's 18-yard field goal with 0:22 left in the fourth quarter. Regular-season overtime was not in the rule book at that time.

    The oldest season record in Bengals history, and the only one still standing from the Nippert Stadium years, is QB Greg Cook's average of 9.41 yards gained per passing attempt in 1969. The only other average of more than nine yards was 9.21 by QB Boomer Esiason in 1988.
    STADIUM
    • Nippert Stadium
    • Nippert
    1969 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1969 LOGO

    QB GREG COOK