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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 2002
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2002 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 2-14-0 (4th in AFC North); 1-7 at home, 1-7 on road

Head Coach: Dick LeBeau

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 8San DiegoL6-3453,705Paul Brown
September 15at ClevelandL7-2073,358Cleveland Browns
September 22at AtlantaL3-3068,129Georgia Dome
September 29Tampa BayL7-3557,234Paul Brown
October 6at IndianapolisL21-2856,570RCA Dome
October 13PittsburghL7-3463,900Paul Brown
October 27TennesseeL24-3052,822Paul Brown
November 3at HoustonW38-369,827Reliant
November 10at BaltimoreL27-3869,024Ravens
November 17ClevelandL20-2764,060Paul Brown
November 24at PittsburghL21-2960,473Heinz Field
December 1BaltimoreL23-2744,878Paul Brown
December 8at CarolinaL31-5266,799Ericsson
December 15JacksonvilleL15-2942,092Paul Brown
December 22New OrleansW20-1343,544Paul Brown
December 29at BuffaloL9-2747,850Ralph Wilson
Bengals 2002 Summary

The Bengals entered the season with high hopes after an encouraging 2001 finish. But despite some noteworthy individual performances, the team sunk to the worst record (2-14) in franchise history. The team was hit hard by injuries, losing the league's second-highest number of games by starters. The offense got off to a very slow start with free agent signee Gus Frerotte at QB, and Cincinnati was outscored 119-23 in the first four games. The offense perked up noticeably after 2001 starter, Jon Kitna, returned to the No. 1 QB role. The Bengals set a team record for pass completions (350). But the team was 0-7 before getting a win at Houston. The defense was inconsistent, and with nine touchdowns allowed on special teams or by the offense, the Bengals as a team allowed the second-most points (456) in club history. On Dec. 30, it was announced that head coach Dick LeBeau would not be retained for 2003.

2002: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
  • FB Lorenzo Neal
2002 SEASON LEADERS
  • Passing: Jon Kitna (473 Att, 294 Comp, 3178 Yds, 62.2 Pct, 16 TD, 16 Int, 79.1 Rating)
  • Rushing: Corey Dillon (314 Att, 1311 Yds, 4.2 Avg, 67 Long, 7 TD)
  • Receiving: Chad Johnson (69 Rec, 1166 Yds, 16.9 Avg, 72 Long, 5 TD)
  • Scoring: Neil Rackers, 75 points (15 FG; 30 PAT)
2002 NEWS AND NOTES
  • For the first time since 1989, Cincinnati had a 3000-yard passer (Jon Kitna), a 1000-yard rusher (Corey Dillon) and a 1000-yard receiver (Chad Johnson) in the same season.
STADIUM
  • Paul Brown Stadium
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2002 Helmet/Uniform

2002 Helmet/Uniform

2002 Logo

2002 Logo

WR Chad johnson

WR CHAD JOHNSON