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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1972
1972 FINAL RESULTS

8-6-0 (3rd in AFC Central); 4-3 at home, 4-3 on road
Head Coach: Paul Brown

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 17at New EnglandW31-760,999Schaefer
September 24PittsburghW15-1054,292Riverfront
October 1at ClevelandL6-2781,564Cleveland
October 8DenverW21-1055,812Riverfront
October 15at Kansas CityW23-1679,068Arrowhead
October 22at L.A. RamsL12-1573,385Los Angeles Coliseum
October 29HoustonW30-759,409Riverfront
November 5at PittsburghL17-4050,350Three Rivers
November 12OaklandL14-2059,485Riverfront
November 19BaltimoreL19-2049,512Riverfront
November 26at ChicagoW13-355,701Soldier Field
December 3N.Y. GiantsW13-1059,523Riverfront
December 9ClevelandL24-2759,524Riverfront
December 17at HoustonW61-1732,482Astrodome
Bengals 1972 Summary

Ken Anderson unseated Virgil Carter as the starting QB and the Bengals won three of the last four games to finish 8-6. DT Mike Reid and WR Chip Myers were selected for the Pro Bowl.

1972: A CLOSER LOOK
1972 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
DT Mike Reid
WR Chip Myers
    1972 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Ken Anderson (301 Att, 171 Comp, 1918 Yds, 56.8 Pct, 7 TD, 7 Int, 74.0 Rating)
    Rushing: Essex Johnson (212 Att, 825 Yds, 3.9 Avg, 19 Long, 4 TD)
    Receiving: Chip Myers (57 Rec, 792 Yds, 13.9 Avg, 42 Long, 3 TD)
    Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 111 points (27 FG; 30 PAT)
    1972 NEWS AND NOTES
    Three times in their history, the Bengals have won without scoring a touchdown, including Sept. 24, 1972 when K Horst Muhlmann's five field goals (41, 32, 20, 32, 34) fueled a 15-10 victory over Pittsburgh at Riverfront Stadium (later renamed Cinergy Field).

    Twice in Bengals history, two Cincinnati players have broken the 100-yard rushing mark in the same game, with the first coming Oct. 29, 1972 when RB Doug Dressler gained 110 yards and HB Essex Johnson ran for 103 yards in a 30-7 win vs. Houston.

    The latest-drafted player ever to make the Bengals roster for a regular-season game was K-P Dave Green of Ohio University. Green was the 418th selection in the 1972 draft, taken in the 17th round. He didn't make the roster in 1972, and had a brief stint (no games played) with Houston in '73 before being reacquired by Cincinnati.
    STADIUM
    • Riverfront Stadium
    1972 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1972 LOGO

    S TOMMY CASANOVA