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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1970
1970 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 8-6-0 (1st in AFC Central); 5-2 at home, 3-4 on road
Head Coach: Paul Brown

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 20OaklandW31-2156,616Riverfront
September 27at DetroitL3-3858,202Tiger
October 4HoustonL13-2055,094Riverfront
October 11at ClevelandL27-3083,520Cleveland
October 18Kansas CityL19-2757,265Riverfront
October 25at WashingtonL0-2050,415RFK
November 2at PittsburghL10-2138,968Three Rivers
November 8at BuffaloW43-1443,587War Memorial
November 15ClevelandW14-1060,007Riverfront
November 22PittsburghW34-759,276Riverfront
November 29New OrleansW26-659,342Riverfront
December 6at San DiegoW17-1441,461San Diego
December 13at HoustonW30-2034,435Astrodome
December 20BostonW45-760,157Riverfront
AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
December 26at BaltimoreL0-1751,127Memorial
Bengals 1970 Summary

The NFL-AFL merger took place before the season, and the Bengals made their first NFL campaign a memorable one. After losing six of their first seven games, they rallied to finish 8-6 and win the new AFC Central Division. In their first playoff game, they lost, 17-0, to eventual Super Bowl-champion Baltimore. QB Greg Cook was forced to the Injured Reserve list in training camp with a shoulder injury that would end his career, and Virgil Carter took over as the starter.

1970: A CLOSER LOOK
1970 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
CB Lemar Parrish
TE Bob Trumpy
    1970 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Virgil Carter (278 Att, 143 Comp, 1647 Yds, 51.4 Pct, 9 TD, 9 Int, 66.9 Rating)
    Rushing: Jess Phillips (163 Att, 648 Yds, 4.0 Avg, 76 Long, 4 TD)
    Receiving: Chip Myers (32 Rec, 542 Yds, 16.9 Avg, 56 Long, 1 TD)
    Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 108 points (25 FG; 33 PAT)
    1970 NEWS AND NOTES

    The Bengals record for most points in a game by the special teams is 31 in a 43-14 victory at Buffalo on Nov. 8, 1970. CB Lemar Parrish scored two special teams touchdowns, one on a 95-yard kickoff return and another on an 83-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt. Parrish is the only Bengals player ever to score two touchdowns in a game on returns and/or recoveries - and he did it three times. K Horst Muhlmann added 15 points on five field goals, and four PATs by Muhlmann completed the special teams onslaught. The offense scored only one TD, a one-yard run by RB Jess Phillips. The defense scored a TD on an eight-yard fumble return by DE Royce Berry.

    The latest-drafted player ever to make the Bengals roster in the same season of his selection was LB Larry Ely of Iowa. Ely was the 397th selection in 1970, a 16th-round pick. He played for Cincinnati in 1970 and '71.
    STADIUM
    • Riverfront Stadium
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    1970 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1970 LOGO

    QB VIRGIL CARTER