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2007

Summary

In a Harris Interactive survey released in February, Paul Brown Stadium was the only football stadium to make a list of "America's Favorite 150 Buildings and Structures." PBS ranked 101st on the list, whose range included all manner of major structures, including skyscrapers, museums, churches, hotels and even bridges. (The Empire State Building ranked first). Among all sports venues, only Wrigley Field (31) and the old Yankee Stadium (84) ranked higher than PBS. For the second straight season, the Bengals sold out all games before the season began. The team entered the season with high expectations, with its first two home games selected for ESPN Monday Night Football. But the season's first half ended with a disappointing 2-6 record, and a second-half rally lifted the club only to 7-9, the first losing season for head coach Marvin Lewis. WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh tied for the league receptions title (112), setting a club record that still stands through 2017 and becoming the only Bengal ever to gain a share of the league lead. WR Chad Johnson broke his own team receiving yards record with 1440, a season mark that stands through 2017, and K Shayne Graham set two marks that stand through '17 — season field-goal percentage (91.2 on 31-of-34) and FGs in a game (seven). Graham was seven-for-seven on Nov. 11 at Baltimore, scoring all of Cincinnati's points in a 21-7 win. On Sept. 16 at Cleveland, QB Carson Palmer set a Bengals game record (still standing through 2017) with six TD passes, but the Bengals lost in a 51-45 shootout to the underdog Browns, starting a four-game losing streak that followed a season opening Monday night win vs. Baltimore. On Oct. 28 vs. Pittsburgh, the team established a franchise record for single-game attendance, recording a figure of 66,188. That number stands through 2017 as the largest crowd ever to attend a sports event in Cincinnati, and other Bengals crowds at Paul Brown Stadium more than fill out the other spots on the all-time Cincinnati top 10.

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League Rankings

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TOTAL RUSH PASS
OFFENSE 10 (348.0) 24 (97.3) 7 (250.8)
DEFENSE 27 (348.8) 21 (118.3) 26 (230.4)
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Year Totals

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PLAYS FIRST DOWNS NET YDS RUSH NET YDS PASS TOTAL NET YDS PTS
OFFENSE 1008 320 1556 4012 5568 380
DEFENSE 1011 313 1893 3687 5580 385
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Individual Leaders

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PLAYER CATEGORY
Shayne Graham Scoring
Carson Palmer Passing
Kenny Watson Rushing
T.J. Houshmandzadeh Receptions
Chad Johnson Receiving Yards
Kyle Larson Punting
Antonio Chatman Punt Returns
Glenn Holt Kickoff Returns
Shayne Graham Field Goals
Leon Hall Interceptions
Robert Geathers Sacks
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Coaching Staff

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COACH POSITION
Marvin Lewis Head Coach
Paul Alexander Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line
Jim Anderson Running Backs
Bob Bratkowski Offensive Coordinator
Chuck Bresnahan Defensive Coordinator
Louie Cioffi Assistant Defensive Backs
Kevin Coyle Defensive Backs
Paul Guenther Assistant Special Teams / Assistant Linebackers
Jay Hayes Defensive Line
Jonathan Hayes Tight Ends
Ricky Hunley Linebackers
Chip Morton Strength and Conditioning
Ray Oliver Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Mike Sheppard Wide Receivers
Darrin Simmons Special Teams
Bob Surace Assistant Offensive Line
Ken Zampese Quarterbacks
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2007 NFL Draft: April 28 - 29

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION COLLEGE SELECTION NUMBER
1 Leon Hall CB Michigan 18
2 Kenny Irons HB Auburn 49
3 (exercised this selection in the 2006 supplemental draft) ----
4 Marvin White S Texas Christian 114
5 Jeff Rowe QB Nevada 151
6 Matt Toeaina DT Oregon 187
7a Dan Santucci C Notre Dame 230
7b Chinedum Ndukwe S Notre Dame *253

*NOTE: The Bengals received one compensatory pick (No. 253).

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Pro Bowl

Players selected for the 2007 NFL Pro Bowl: WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR Chad Johnson

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