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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1978
1978 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 4-12-0 (4th in AFC Central); 3-5 at home, 1-7 on road
Head Coaches: Bill Johnson (0-5), Homer Rice (4-7)

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 3Kansas CityL23-2441,810Riverfront
September 10at ClevelandL10-13 (OT)72,691Cleveland
September 17PittsburghL3-2850,260Riverfront
September 24New OrleansL18-2040,455Riverfront
October 1at San FranciscoL12-2841,107Candlestick Park
October 9at MiamiL0-2154,729Orange Bowl
October 15New EnglandL3-1048,699Riverfront
October 22at BuffaloL0-547,754Rich
October 29HoustonW28-1350,532Riverfront
November 5at San DiegoL13-2243,639San Diego
November 13OaklandL21-3451,374Riverfront
November 19at PittsburghL6-747,578Three Rivers
November 26at HoustonL10-1743,245Astrodome
December 3AtlantaW37-725,336Riverfront
December 11at L.A. RamsW20-1947,471Los Angeles Coliseum
December 17ClevelandW48-1646,985Riverfront
Bengals 1978 Summary

QB Ken Anderson missed the first four games with a broken bone in his right hand, and Homer Rice replaced Bill Johnson as head coach after the Bengals started 0-5. The team dipped to marks of 0-8 and 1-12 before rebounding under Rice to win the last three games. In the season finale, the Bengals blasted Cleveland, 48-16, setting series records for points and victory margin.

1978: A CLOSER LOOK
1978 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
None
    1978 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Ken Anderson (319 Att, 173 Comp, 2219 Yds, 54.2 Pct, 10 TD, 22 Int, 58.0 Rating)
    Rushing: Pete Johnson (180 Att, 762 Yds, 4.2 Avg, 50 Long, 7 TD)
    Receiving: Isaac Curtis (47 Rec, 737 Yds, 15.7 Avg, 57 Long, 3 TD)
    Scoring: Chris Bahr, 74 points (16 FG; 26 PAT)
    1978 NEWS AND NOTES
    The Bengals played their first season under the new 16-game schedule after the league elected prior to the 1978 season to add two games to the previous 14-game season.

    For the first time in team history, the Bengals had no representatives in the Pro Bowl.
    STADIUM

    Riverfront
    1978 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1978 LOGO

    RB PETE JOHNSON