History

CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1979
1979 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 4-12-0 (4th in AFC Central); 4-4 at home, 0-8 on road
Head Coach: Homer Rice

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 2at DenverL0-1074,788Mile High
September 9at BuffaloL24-5143,504Rich
September 16New EnglandL14-2041,805Riverfront
September 23HoustonL27-30 (OT)45,615Riverfront
September 30at DallasL13-3863,179Texas
October 7Kansas CityL7-1040,041Riverfront
October 14PittsburghW34-1052,381Riverfront
October 21at ClevelandL27-2875,119Cleveland
October 28PhiladelphiaW37-1342,036Riverfront
November 4at BaltimoreL28-3837,740Memorial
November 11San DiegoL24-2640,782Riverfront
November 18at HoustonL21-4249,829Astrodome
November 25St. LouisW34-2825,103Riverfront
December 2at PittsburghL17-3746,521Three Rivers
December 9at WashingtonL14-2852,882RFK
December 16ClevelandW16-1242,183Riverfront
Bengals 1979 Summary

Fullback Pete Johnson powered his way to 15 touchdowns, but the Bengals struggled to their second straight 4-12 record. After the season, former Cleveland coach Forrest Gregg was named to replace Homer Rice as Bengals head coach.

1979: A CLOSER LOOK
1979 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
None
    1979 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Ken Anderson (339 Att, 189 Comp, 2340 Yds, 55.8 Pct, 16 TD, 10 Int, 80.7 Rating)
    Rushing: Pete Johnson (243 Att, 865 Yds, 3.6 Avg, 35 Long, 14 TD)
    Receiving: Don Bass (58 Rec, 724 Yds, 12.5 Avg, 50 Long, 3 TD)
    Scoring: Pete Johnson, 90 points (14 TD rushing; 1 TD receiving)
    1979 NEWS AND NOTES
    Chris Bahr and Doug Pelfrey are the only Bengals kickers to convert two field goals of 50 or more yards in the same game. Bahr booted field goals of 55 and 52 yards in a 30-27 overtime loss to Houston at Riverfront Stadium on September 23. Bahr's 55-yarder stands as a franchise record for longest field goal.
    STADIUM

    Riverfront
    1979 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1979 LOGO

    TE DAN ROSS