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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 2001
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2001 FINAL RESULTS

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

Head Coach: Dick LeBeau

September 9 New England W 23-17 51,521 Paul Brown
September 16 at Tennessee - NFL games not played as result of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; game rescheduled for Jan. 6
September 23 Baltimore W 21-10 51,121 Paul Brown
September 30 at San Diego L 14-28 56,048 Qualcomm
October 7 at Pittsburgh L 7-16 62,335 Heinz Field
October 14 Cleveland W 24-14 64,217 Paul Brown
October 21 Chicago L 0-24 63,408 Paul Brown
October 28 at Detroit W 31-27 69,343 Pontiac Silverdome
November 11 at Jacksonville L 13-30 57,161 ALLTEL
November 18 Tennessee L 7-20 63,865 Paul Brown
November 25 at Cleveland L 0-18 72,918 Cleveland Browns
December 2 Tampa Bay L 13-16 (OT) 52,135 Paul Brown
December 9 Jacksonville L 10-14 44,920 Paul Brown
December 16 at NY Jets L 14-15 77,745 Giants
December 23 at Baltimore L 0-16 68,987 PSINet
December 30 Pittsburgh W 26-23 (OT) 63,751 Paul Brown
January 6 at Tennessee W 23-21 68,798 Adelphia Coliseum
(rescheduled from Sept. 16)
Bengals 2001 Summary

In his first full season as Bengals head coach, Dick LeBeau fashioned a two-game improvement over the previous season with a 6-10 record. It was the most wins for the Bengals in a season since 1997. The team displayed a foundation for the future in a young defense that ranked No. 9 in the NFL, the club's highest rank since 1989. RB Corey Dillon led the offense with 1315 rushing yards, second-most in team history — behind his own 1435 total of the year before — and Dillon moved to within 238 yards of James Brooks for the all-time team rushing lead. Security procedures at Paul Brown Stadium were significantly increased in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but the full home schedule was played without incident. On Oct. 14, the Bengals re-set their own record for the largest crowd ever at a Cincinnati sports event, as 64,217 fans watched Cincinnati defeat Cleveland, 24-14.

2001: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • RB Corey Dillon
2001 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Jon Kitna (581 Att, 313 Comp, 3216 Yds, 53.9 Pct, 12 TD, 22 Int, 61.1 Rating)
  • Rushing: Corey Dillon (340 Att, 1315 Yds, 3.9 Avg, 96 Long, 10 TD
  • Receiving: Peter Warrick (70 Rec, 667 Yds, 9.5 Avg, 33 Long, 1 TD
  • Scoring: Corey Dillon, 78 points (10 TD rushing; 3 TD receiving
2001 NEWS AND NOTES
  • Due to the terrorist attacks, the Bengals' Sept. 16 game at Tennessee was postponed, and the season was extended a week to allow postponed games to be played the weekend of Jan. 6 (2002).
STADIUM
  • Paul Brown Stadium
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2001 Helmet/Uniform

2000 Helmet/Uniform

2001 Logo

2000 Logo

QB JON KITNA

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