CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 2007
2007 FINAL RESULTS
Record: 7-9-0 (3rd in AFC North); 5-3 at home, 2-6 on road
Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
|September 10||Baltimore||W||27-20||66,093||Paul Brown|
|September 16||at Cleveland||L||45-51||72,801||Cleveland Browns|
|September 23||at Seattle||L||21-24||68,110||Qwest Field|
|October 1||New England||L||13-34||66,113||Paul Brown|
|October 14||at Kansas City||L||20-27||76,846||Arrowhead|
|October 21||N.Y. Jets||W||38-31||65,868||Paul Brown|
|October 28||Pittsburgh||L||13-24||66,188||Paul Brown|
|November 4||at Buffalo||L||21-33||70,745||Ralph Wilson|
|November 11||at Baltimore||W||21-7||71,130||M&T Bank|
|November 18||Arizona||L||27-35||65,403||Paul Brown|
|November 25||Tennessee||W||35-6||65,489||Paul Brown|
|December 2||at Pittsburgh||L||10-24||58,842||Heinz Field|
|December 9||St. Louis||W||19-10||65,143||Paul Brown |
|December 15||at San Francisco||L||13-20||68,053||Monster Park|
|December 23||Cleveland||W||19-14||66,023||Paul Brown|
|December 30||at Miami||W||38-25||70,461||Dolphin|
Bengals 2007 Summary
The Bengals entered 2007 with expectations of - at the very least - making the playoffs. But after an impressive 27-20 Monday night win over Baltimore in the season opener, Cincinnati dropped six of its next seven games to fall to 2-6 and virtually eliminate itself from any postseason consideration. The Bengals did close out the second half of the season winning five of their final eight games, fueling optimism that the success will carry over to the 2008 season.
Individually in '07, the Bengals had a number of notable accomplishments. Among them:
- WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh became the first Bengal to gain a share of the NFL receptions lead, tying for the league title with a team-record 112 catches. He led the team in TDs (12) and was the only Bengal voted to the Pro Bowl.
- WR Chad Johnson had 1440 receiving yards, breaking his own club mark of 1432 from 2005. He finished third in the AFC, following an unprecedented four-year run as the conference yards champ.
- QB Carson Palmer re-set two of his own club records, passing for 4131 yards and tossing 373 completions.
- Shayne Graham kicked a club-record 31 field goals while also re-setting his own club mark for season FG accuracy (now 91.2 percent).
- CB Leon Hall, the team's top draft pick, tied for the NFL rookie INT lead with five, tying the Bengals rookie record
2007: A CLOSER LOOK
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
- WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
- WR Chad Johnson
2007 SEASON LEADERS
- Passing: Carson Palmer (575 Att, 373 Comp, 4131 Yds, 64.9 Pct, 26 TD, 20 Int, 86.7 Rating)
- Rushing: Kenny Watson (178 Att, 763 Yds, 4.3 Avg, 24 Long, 7 TD)
- Receiving: T.J. Houshmandzadeh (112 Rec, 1143 Yds, 10.2 Avg, 42 Long, 12 TD)
- Scoring: Shayne Graham, 130 points (31 FG; 37 PAT)
2007 NEWS AND NOTES
- LB Landon Johnson claimed his third team tackling title in four seasons with the Bengals. He finished with 143 tackles, with LB Dhani Jones 32 back in second place at 111.
- The Bengals set a new club record for fewest sacks allowed (17) for the second time in three years. They previously set the mark of 21 in 2005.
- Chad Johnson (93 catches) and T.J. Houshmandzadeh (112) have established themselves as far-and-away the most productive wide receiving duo in Bengals history. In 2007, for the third consecutive year, they posted new records for catches (205) and receiving yards (2583) by a duo.
- Houshmandzadeh scored a touchdown in each of Cincinnati's first eight games, tying the second-longest such streak in NFL history to start a season.
- Paul Brown Stadium
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
CB Leon hall