History

CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1989
history_banner
1989 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 8-8-0 (4th in AFC Central); 5-3 at home, 3-5 on road

Head Coach: Sam Wyche 

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 10at ChicagoL14-1764,730Soldier Field
September 17PittsburghW41-1053,885Riverfront
September 25ClevelandW21-1455,996Riverfront
October 1at Kansas CityW21-1761,165Arrowhead
October 8at PittsburghW26-1652,785Three Rivers
October 15MiamiL13-2058,184Riverfront
October 22IndianapolisL12-2357,642Riverfront
October 29Tampa BayW56-2357,225Riverfront
November 5at LA RaidersL7-2851,080Los Angeles Coliseum
November 13at HoustonL24-2660,694Astrodome
November 19DetroitW42-755,720Riverfront
November 26at BuffaloL7-2480,074Rich
December 3at ClevelandW21-076,236Cleveland
December 10SeattleL17-2454,744Riverfront
December 17HoustonW61-747,510Riverfront
December 25at MinnesotaL21-2958,829Metrodome
Bengals 1989 Summary

The Bengals traded their first round draft choice to Atlanta for three later selections. Hit hard by injuries throughout the season, the Bengals went 8-8 and narrowly missed a spot in the playoffs despite outscoring the opposition 404-285.

1989: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • RB James Brooks
  • QB Boomer Esiason
  • S David Fulcher
  • TE Rodney Holman
  • G Max Montoya
  • T Anthony Muñoz
1989 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Boomer Esiason (455 Att, 258 Comp, 3525 Yds, 56.7 Pct, 28 TD, 11 Int, 92.1 Rating)
  • Rushing: James Brooks (221 Att, 1239 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 65 Long, 7 TD)
  • Receiving: Tim McGee (65 Rec, 1211 Yds, 18.6 Avg, 74 Long, 8 TD)
  • Scoring: Jim Breech, 73 points (12 FG; 37 PAT)
1989 NEWS AND NOTES
  • The 1989 Bengals were a talented team, but never could put it all together on a weekly basis. They outscored opponents 404-285, but finished only 8-8. Not since the 1950 Philadelphia Eagles had a break-even team outscored its foes by such a large point margin (7.4) per game.
STADIUM
  • Riverfront Stadium
  • Riverfront_stadium
1989 Helmet/Uniform

uniform81-96_150w

1989 Logo

logo81-96_150w

LB Reggie Williams

LB REGGIE WILLIAMS