1995 Cincinnati Bengals season

1995 Cincinnati Bengals season

1995 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Dave Shula
Home field Riverfront Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1995 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 28th year in professional football and its 26th with the National Football League. With Jeff Blake now firmly entrenched as the starting QB, the Bengals won their first two games, an amazing contrast to being as of the 2012 season, the most recent franchise to be the last winless team in successive seasons.[1]

However, the Bengals would come back towards earth, losing their next two, heading into a rematch with Don Shula and the Miami Dolphins, in which the Bengals lost in a heartbreaker 26-23. The Bengals would go on to play competitive football the rest of the season, but could not avoid their fifth straight losing season at 7-9.

One of the season’s biggest disappointments was running back Ki-Jana Carter who the Bengals took with first overall pick out of Penn State. Carter would suffer a knee injury in training camp forcing him to miss his entire rookie season. He would never fully recover, in an injury plagued career.[2]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft
1995 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 1 1 Ki-Jana Carter Running Back Penn State
3 5 69 Melvin Tuten Tackle Syracuse
4 4 102 Sam Shade Defensive Back Alabama
5 5 139 David Dunn Wide Receiver Fresno State
6 4 175 Ryan Grigson Tackle Purdue
7 5 213 John Walsh Quarterback Brigham Young
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Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 at Indianapolis Colts W 24–21
42,445
2 September 10, 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–17
48,318
3 September 17, 1995 at Seattle Seahawks L 21–24
39,492
4 September 24, 1995 Houston Oilers L 28–38
46,332
5 October 1, 1995 Miami Dolphins L 23–26
52,671
6 October 8, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–19
41,732
7 Bye
8 October 19, 1995 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–9
56,684
9 October 29, 1995 Cleveland Browns L 26–29
58,639
10 November 5, 1995 Oakland Raiders L 17–20
51,265
11 November 12, 1995 at Houston Oilers W 32–25
32,998
12 November 19, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–49
54,636
13 November 26, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–13
68,249
14 December 3, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 10–24
60,318
15 December 10, 1995 Chicago Bears W 16–10
38,642
16 December 17, 1995 at Cleveland Browns L 10–26
55,875
17 December 24, 1995 Minnesota Vikings W 27–24
34,568

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 407 327
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 349 374
Houston Oilers 7 9 0 .438 348 324
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 289 356
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250 275 404

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Team Leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Jeff Blake 567 326 3822 28 17 82.1

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Harold Green 171 661 3.9 23 2
Eric Bieniemy 98 381 3.9 27 3

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Carl Pickens 99 1234 12.5 68 17

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Steve Tovar 99 1.0 1 2 0
John Copeland 61 9.0 0 2 0
Bracy Walker 85 0.0 4 1 2

Kicking/Punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Doug Pelfrey 36 29 80.6% 34 34 100.0% 121
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 68 2861 61 0 42.1

Special Teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
David Dunn 50 1092 21.8 45 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Corey Sawyer 2 50 25.0 28 0 9 58 6.4 21 0

Awards and records

Conference Leaders

Franchise Records

Pro Bowl Selections

Milestones

References

  • 1995 Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1995 Final Statistics
  • Bengals on Pro Football Reference
  • Bengals Schedule on jt-sw.com
  • Bengals History on Official Site