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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1987
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1987 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 4-11-0 (4th in AFC Central); 1-7 at home, 3-4 on road

Head Coach: Sam Wyche

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 13at IndianapolisW23-2159,387Hoosier Dome
September 20San FranciscoL26-2753,498Riverfront
--PLAYERS STRIKE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 22--
September 27at LA RamsCanceled/players strike
October 4San Diego**L9-1018,074Riverfront/
**Strike replacement game
October 11at Seattle**W17-1031,739Kingdome/
**Strike replacement game
--PLAYERS STRIKE ENDS AT 24 DAYS OCTOBER 15--
October 18Cleveland**L0-3440,179Riverfront/
**Strike replacement game
October 25at PittsburghL20-2353,692Three Rivers
November 1HoustonL29-3152,700Riverfront
November 8MiamiL14-2053,840Riverfront
November 15at AtlantaW16-1025,758Atlanta-Fulton County
November 22PittsburghL16-3059,910Riverfront
November 29at NY JetsL20-2741,135Giants
December 6Kansas CityW30-27 (OT)46,489Riverfront
December 13at ClevelandL24-3877,331Cleveland
December 20New OrleansL24-4143,424Riverfront
December 27at HoustonL17-2149,775Astrodome
Bengals 1987 Summary

The Bengals posted a 4-11 record in a strike-interrupted season. Individual bright spots included Jim Breech leading the AFC in scoring with 97 points, Anthony Muñoz being voted to his seventh straight Pro Bowl, and nose tackle Tim Krumrie making his first Pro Bowl.

1987: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • NT Tim Krumrie
  • T Anthony Muñoz
1987 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Boomer Esiason (440 Att, 240 Comp, 3321 Yds, 54.5 Pct, 16 TD, 19 Int, 73.1 Rating)
  • Rushing: Larry Kinnebrew (154 Att, 623 Yds, 4.0 Avg, 23 Long, 9 TD)
  • Receiving: Eddie Brown (44 Rec, 608 Yds, 13.8 Avg, 47 Long, 3 TD)
  • Scoring: Jim Breech, 97 points (24 FG; 25 PAT)
1987 NEWS AND NOTES
  • As a team, the Bengals had 538 rushing attempts in 1987, fifth most in a season in team history. Their 61 rushes at Seattle on October 11 in a game featuring replacement players due to the NFL players strike, stands as a single-game franchise mark.
STADIUM
  • Riverfront Stadium
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1987 Helmet/Uniform

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1987 Logo

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QB Boomer Esiason

QB BOOMER ESIASON