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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1986
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1986 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 10-6-0 (2nd in AFC Central); 6-2 at home, 4-4 on road

Head Coach: Sam Wyche

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 7at Kansas CityL14-2443,430Arrowhead
September 14BuffaloW36-33 (OT)52,714Riverfront
September 18at ClevelandW30-1378,779Cleveland
September 28ChicagoL7-4455,146Riverfront
October 5at Green BayW34-2851,230Milwaukee County
October 13PittsburghW24-2254,283Riverfront
October 19HoustonW31-2853,844Riverfront
October 26at PittsburghL9-3050,815Three Rivers
November 2at DetroitW24-1752,423Pontiac Silverdome
November 9at HoustonL28-3232,130Astrodome
November 16SeattleW34-754,410Riverfront
November 23MinnesotaW24-2053,003Riverfront
November 30at DenverL28-3458,705Mile High
December 7at New EnglandW31-760,633Sullivan
December 14ClevelandL3-3458,062Riverfront
December 21NY JetsW52-2151,619Riverfront
Bengals 1986 Summary

Boomer Esiason passed for a team-record 3959 yards and James Brooks rushed for 1087 yards as the Bengals went 10-6, narrowly missing a playoff berth. Linebacker Reggie Williams was selected NFL Man of the Year for his efforts to charity and the community.

1986: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • RB James Brooks
  • QB Boomer Esiason
  • G Max Montoya
  • T Anthony Muñoz
1986 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Boomer Esiason (469 Att, 273 Comp, 3959 Yds, 58.2 Pct, 24 TD, 17 Int, 87.7 Rating)
  • Rushing: James Brooks (205 Att, 1087 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 56 Long, 5 TD)
  • Receiving: Cris Collinsworth (62 Rec, 1024 Yds, 16.5 Avg, 46 Long, 10 TD)
  • Scoring: Jim Breech, 101 points (17 FG; 50 PAT)
1986 NEWS AND NOTES
  • The Bengals amassed a club-record 621 yards net offense in a 52-21 victory over the New York Jets on December 21. No NFL team has since matched that total in a regulation-time game. The only higher output since then came in an overtime game in 1990, as Washington produced 676 yards in a 41-38 victory over Detroit. That game lasted 9:50 into the overtime period.
  • Twice in Bengals history, two Cincinnati players have broken the 100-yard rushing mark in the same game, including December 7 when James Brooks rushed for 163 yards and Stanley Wilson gained 120 yards in a 31-7 victory at New England.
STADIUM
  • Riverfront Stadium
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1986 Helmet/Uniform

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1986 Logo

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RB James Brooks

RB JAMES BROOKS