1979 Cincinnati Bengals schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
4-12-0 0-0 4639 2310 2329 29 289 5911 3692 2219 44 334
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The Cincinnati Bengals' twelfth season was in 1979, playing their home games at Riverfront Stadium. During the offseason they hired Homer Rice to lead the team. Rice previously was the interim head coach/quarterbacks coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and had one year of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 4-12-0, 4-4-0 at home and 0-8-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Denver Broncos 0-10
Week 2 @ Buffalo Bills 24-51
Week 3 New England Patriots 14-20
Week 4 Houston Oilers 27-30
Week 5 @ Dallas Cowboys 13-38
Week 6 Kansas City Chiefs 7-10
Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers 34-10
Week 8 @ Cleveland Browns 27-28
Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles 37-13
Week 10 @ Baltimore Colts 28-38
Week 11 San Diego Chargers 24-26
Week 12 @ Houston Oilers 21-42
Week 13 St. Louis Cardinals 34-28
Week 14 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17-37
Week 15 @ Washington Redskins 14-28
Week 16 Cleveland Browns 16-12

Coaches

Head Coach: Homer Rice Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker Wide Receivers Coach: Boyd Dowler Offensive Line Coach: Mike McCormack Tight Ends Coach: Frank Gansz Offensive Backs Coach: George Sefcik Defensive Line Coach: Dick Modzelewski Linebackers Coach: Howard Brinker Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Charley Winner Special Teams Coach: Frank Gansz Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kim Wood