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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1976
1976 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 10-4-0 (2nd in AFC Central); 6-1 at home, 4-3 on road
Head Coach: Bill Johnson

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 12DenverW17-753,464Riverfront
September 19at BaltimoreL27-2850,374Memorial
September 26Green BayW28-744,103Riverfront
October 3at ClevelandW45-2475,817Cleveland
October 10Tampa BayW21-049,700Riverfront
October 17at PittsburghL6-2348,311Three Rivers
October 24at HoustonW27-745,499Astrodome
October 31ClevelandW21-654,776Riverfront
November 8L.A. RamsW20-1252,480Riverfront
November 14HoustonW31-2753,243Riverfront
November 21at Kansas CityW27-2446,259Arrowhead
November 28PittsburghL3-755,142Riverfront
December 6at OaklandL20-3552,430Oakland Coliseum
December 12at N.Y. JetsW42-331,067Shea
Bengals 1976 Summary

Paul Brown announced his retirement after 41 seasons of coaching and named Bill Johnson, his longtime assistant, as the successor. Brown continued to serve as the club's general manager and vice president. The Bengals acquired defensive end Coy Bacon in a trade with San Diego and drafted halfback Archie Griffin, the two-time Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State. The Bengals won nine of their first 11 games and finished 10-4, but did not make the playoffs. Cornerback Ken Riley led the AFC with nine interceptions.

1976: A CLOSER LOOK
1976 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
QB Ken Anderson
DE Coy Bacon
S Tommy Casanova
WR Isaac Curtis
LB Jim LeClair
CB Lemar Parrish
    1976 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Ken Anderson (338 Att, 179 Comp, 2367 Yds, 53.0 Pct, 19 TD, 14 Int, 76.9 Rating)
    Rushing: Boobie Clark (151 Att, 671 Yds, 4.4 Avg, 24 Long, 7 TD)
    Receiving: Isaac Curtis (41 Rec, 766 Yds, 18.7 Avg, 85 Long, 6 TD)
    Scoring: Chris Bahr, 81 points (14 FG; 39 PAT)
    1976 NEWS AND NOTES
    The best Bengals team to miss out on postseason play was coach Bill Johnson's 1976 club, which finished 10-4 but lost a tiebreaker to Pittsburgh for the AFC Central title. Only one Wild Card team made the playoffs from each conference at that time, and the berth went to an 11-3 New England club that lost a tiebreaker in the AFC East. One other Bengals team — the 1986 club — won 10 games (10-6) and failed to make the playoffs.
    STADIUM

    Riverfront
    1976 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1976 LOGO

    RB ARCHIE GRIFFIN