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

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis

Date Opponent W-L Score Att. Stadium
September 12 at New England L 24-38 68,756 Gillette
September 19 Baltimore W 15-10 64,071 Paul Brown
September 26 at Carolina W 20-7 72,887 Bank of America
October 3 at Cleveland L 20-23 66,731 Cleveland Browns
October 10 Tampa Bay L 21-24 63,888 Paul Brown
October 24 at Atlanta L 32-39 67,665 Georgia Dome
October 31 Miami L 14-22 63,179 Paul Brown
November 8 Pittsburgh L 21-27 65,626 Paul Brown
November 14 at Indianapolis L 17-23 67,404 Lucas Oil
November 21 Buffalo L 31-49 55,654 Paul Brown
November 25 at N.Y. Jets L 10-26 78,903 New Meadowlands
December 5 New Orleans L 30-34 59,963 Paul Brown
December 12 at Pittsburgh L 7-23 57,501 Heinz Field
December 19 Cleveland W 19-17 56,342 Paul Brown
December 26 San Diego W 34-20 54,194 Paul Brown
January 2 at Baltimore L 7-13 71,088 M&T Bank
Bengals 2010 Summary

The Bengals had high hopes for the 2010 season after sweeping the AFC North and claiming the division title a season earlier. Plus, the signing of the NFL's third-leading all-time receiver, Terrell Owens, on the opening day of training camp seemed to be the final piece for the offense and gave Bengals fans visions of a deep playoff run. But it wasn't to be. Following a 2-1 start to the season the Bengals suffered through a 10-game losing streak, which tied the franchise mark for consecutive losses in a single season.

Despite the record, the 2010 Bengals might be remembered for the emergence of several key young players. Rookie tight end Jermaine Grasham had 52 receptions to establish a Bengals season record for a rookie tight end. First-year wide receiver Jordan Shipley also caught 52 passes to tie Gresham for the AFC receptions lead among rookies. Another rookie, defensive end Carlos Dunlap, played sparingly during the season's first half but after recording his first career sack of future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning in Week 10 at Indianapolis, Dunlap went on a tear, finishing with 9.5 sacks to set a Bengals rookie record. He also fell just a half-sack shy of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for the sacks lead among NFL rookies.

Finally, after registering a single reception over his first two NFL seasons, third-year wide receiver Jerome Simpson finally got his chance when wide receiver Chad Ochocinco suffered an ankle injury late in the season. Simpson broke out with 18 receptions for 247 yards (13.7 avg.) and three touchdowns in the season's final two games.

Owens missed Games 15 and 16 after suffering a knee injury Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, but he closed his year with a team-leading nine touchdowns, and he passed WR Randy Moss into fourth place on the NFL’s all-time list ... Cincinnati finished No. 1 in the NFL for the season in punt coverage, allowing only 4.8 yards per return. It was the third-best figure in club history and the best since the strike-shortened season of 1982 ... Kevin Huber’s 72-yard punt Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay tied for the NFL’s longest of the season ... On Sept. 26 at Carolina, running back Cedric Benson became the first Bengal in a span of 140 games to score both a receiving and a rushing TD in a game. On Oct. 28, 2001 in a win at Detroit, running back Corey Dillon scored two rushing TDs and one receiving TD.




  • Passing: Carson Palmer (586 Att, 362 Comp, 3970 Yds, 61.8 Pct, 26 TD, 20 Int, 82.4 Rating)
  • Rushing: Cedric Benson (321 Att, 1111 Yds, 3.5 Avg, 26 Long, 7 TD)
  • Receiving: Terrell Owens (72 Rec, 983 Yds, 13.7 Avg, 78 Long, 9 TD)
  • Scoring: Mike Nugent, 62 points (15 FG; 17 PAT)
  • » Quarterback Carson Palmer launched 586 passes during the 2010 season, breaking the Bengals record of 581 set by Jon Kitna in 2001.
  • » Linebacker Dhani Jones finished the year with 160 tackles, an almost astounding 65 ahead of LB Keith Rivers, who was second with 95.
  • » Chad Ochocinco became the Bengals all-time receiving TDs leader Oct. 24 at Atlanta, when he hit the 64 mark to break a tie with Carl Pickens.
  • » On Oct. 3 at Cleveland, Terrell Owens became the oldest player in NFL history to record a 200-yard receiving game. At 36 years and 300 days, Owens gained 222 yards on 10 catches, with a 78-yard TD.
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2010 Helmet/Uniform

2010 Helmet/Uniform

2010 Logo

2010 Logo

TE Jermaine Gresham

TE Jermaine Gresham

DE Carlos Dunlap

DE Carlos Dunlap