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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 2000
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2000 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 4-12-0 (5th in AFC Central); 3-5 at home, 1-7 on road

Head Coaches: Bruce Coslet (0-3), Dick LeBeau (4-9)

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 10ClevelandL7-2464,006Paul Brown
September 17at JacksonvilleL0-1345,653ALLTEL
September 24at BaltimoreL0-3768,481PSINet
October 1MiamiL16-3161,535Paul Brown
October 8TennesseeL14-2363,406Paul Brown
October 15at PittsburghL0-1554,328Three Rivers
October 22DenverW31-2161,603Paul Brown
October 29at ClevelandW12-373,118Cleveland Browns
November 5BaltimoreL7-2754,759Paul Brown
November 12at DallasL6-2362,170Texas
November 19at New EnglandL13-1660,292Foxboro
November 26PittsburghL28-4863,925Paul Brown
December 3ArizonaW24-1350,289Paul Brown
December 10at TennesseeL3-3568,498Adelphia Coliseum
December 17JacksonvilleW17-1450,469Paul Brown
December 24at PhiladelphiaL7-1664,902Veterans
Bengals 2000 Summary

The Paul Brown Stadium era began on Aug. 19, as the Bengals christened Cincinnati's new football showplace with a 24-20 preseason win over the Chicago Bears. WR Peter Warrick scored the first Bengals points in PBS on a 14-yard end-around run in the first quarter. In the stadium's Grand Opening regular-season game Sept. 10 vs. Cleveland, a Cincinnati sports record crowd of 64,006 turned out, but the Browns won the game, 24-7. Rookie WR Ron Dugans scored the first Bengals regular-season points in PBS on a 4-yard TD pass from Akili Smith. The Bengals drew four other crowds which exceeded the pre-PBS record for a sports crowd in Cincinnati, but the Browns game stood as the new record. On Sept. 25, following an 0-3 start to the season, Bruce Coslet resigned as head coach and was replaced by assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The team finished 4-9 under LeBeau, including 4-6 in the final 10 games and a 2-2 mark in the final four. On Dec. 20, LeBeau signed a multi-year contract to begin in 2001.

2000: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • RB Corey Dillon
2000 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Akili Smith (267 Att, 118 Comp, 1253 Yds, 44.2 Pct, 3 TD, 6 Int, 52.8 Rating)
  • Rushing: Corey Dillon (315 Att, 1435 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 80 Long, 7 TD)
  • Receiving: Peter Warrick (51 Rec, 592 Yds, 11.6 Avg, 46 Long, 4 TD)
  • Scoring: Neil Rackers, 57 points (12 FG; 21 PAT)
2000 NEWS AND NOTES
  • Head coach Dick LeBeau's first victory came on Oct. 22 vs. Denver and featured an NFL-record 278 rushing yards by Corey Dillon, who went on to set a Bengals record of 1435 yards for the season, earning his second straight trip to the Pro Bowl.
STADIUM
  • Paul Brown Stadium
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2000 Helmet/Uniform

2000 Helmet/Uniform

2000 Logo

2000 Logo

WR Peter warrick

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