CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1999
1999 FINAL RESULTS
Record: 4-12-0 (5th in AFC Central); 2-6 at home, 2-6 on road
Head Coach: Bruce Coslet
|September 12||at Tennessee||L||35-36||65,272||Adelphia Coliseum|
|September 19||San Diego||L||7-34||47,660||Cinergy Field|
|September 26||at Carolina||L||3-27||61,269||Ericsson|
|October 3||St. Louis||L||10-38||45,481||Cinergy Field|
|October 10||at Cleveland||W||18-17||73,048||Cleveland|
|October 17||Pittsburgh||L||3-17||59,669||Cinergy Field|
|October 24||at Indianapolis||L||10-31||55,996||RCA Dome|
|October 31||Jacksonville||L||10-41||49,138||Cinergy Field|
|November 7||at Seattle||L||20-37||66,303||Kingdome|
|November 14||Tennessee||L||14-24||46,017||Cinergy Field|
|November 21||Baltimore||L||31-34||43,279||Cinergy Field|
|November 28||at Pittsburgh||W||27-20||50,907||Three Rivers|
|December 5||San Francisco||W||44-30||53,463||Cinergy Field|
|December 12||Cleveland||W||44-28||59,972||Cinergy Field|
|December 26||at Baltimore||L||0-22||68,036||PSINet|
|January 2||at Jacksonville||L||7-24||70,532||ALLTEL|
Bengals 1999 Summary
Throughout the year, work continued on Paul Brown Stadium, the team's new, state-of-the-art home on the Cincinnati riverfront. But the final season at Cinergy Field was not a success, as the team endured a 1-10 start before rallying to win three of its last five for a 4-12 finish. Corey Dillon rushed his way to the Pro Bowl with 1200 yards, second-most in team history. Kickoff returner Tremain Mack also made the Pro Bowl, leading the AFC with a club-record average of 27.1 yards per return.
1999: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
- RB Corey Dillon
- KR Tremain Mack
1999 SEASON LEADERS
- Passing: Jeff Blake (389 Att, 215 Comp, 2670 Yds, 55.3 Pct, 16 TD, 12 Int, 77.6 Rating)
- Rushing: Corey Dillon (263 Att, 1200 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 50 Long, 5 TD)
- Receiving: Darnay Scott (68 Rec, 1022 Yds, 15.0 Avg, 76 Long, 7 TD)
- Scoring: Doug Pelfrey, 81 points (18 FG; 27 PAT)
1999 NEWS AND NOTES
- The Bengals played their final game at Cinergy Field (previously known as Riverfront Stadium) on Dec. 12, and they made the finale a memorable one. Before a sellout crowd of 59,972, the Bengals defeated Cleveland, 44-28, as the Cincinnati defense set a team record by allowing only 11 net rushing yards (on 11 carries). The Browns' long rushing gain of the day was three yards.
- The previous low by a Bengals opponent had been 18 yards on 17 carries by Seattle in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Dec. 31, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. The previous low in a regular-season game was 26 yards on 17 carries by Pittsburgh on Sept. 19, 1982 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.
- Offensively, the last game at Cinergy saw the Bengals roll for 279 rushing yards (on 53 carries) — at the time the second-most rushing yards in team history and the most ever in a home game (now the fourth-best in club history and the third-highest figure for a home game). The team record for rushing yards in a game is 407, set on Oct. 22, 2000 vs. Denver at Paul Brown Stadium.
- The Bengals' 146 points in Games 11-14 of the 1999 season tied the club record for any four-game stretch. In those four, Cincinnati scored 31 vs. Baltimore, 27 at Pittsburgh, 44 vs. San Francisco and 44 vs. Cleveland.
- Cinergy Field
KR Tremain mack
LB Brian simmons