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2014 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 2014 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 47th overall and the twelfth under head coach Marvin Lewis. The Bengals qualified for the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season, but lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the first round, extending their playoff losing streak to 7 games, 3rd longest losing streak (in terms of games played) in NFL history behind the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs who both have 8.[1]

2014 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coachMarvin Lewis
OwnerMike Brown
Home fieldPaul Brown Stadium
Results
Record10–5–1
Division place2nd AFC North
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 26–10
Pro BowlersDT Geno Atkins
QB Andy Dalton
WR A. J. Green
P Kevin Huber

2014 draft classEdit

2014 Cincinnati Bengals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 24 Darqueze Dennard Cornerback Michigan State
2 55 Jeremy Hill Running back LSU
3 88 Will Clarke Defensive end West Virginia
4 111 Russell Bodine Center North Carolina
5 164 AJ McCarron Quarterback Alabama
6 212 Marquis Flowers Linebacker Arizona
7 239 James Wright Wide receiver LSU
252 Lavelle Westbrooks Cornerback Georgia Southern
Compensatory selection
Draft trades
  • The Bengals traded their original fourth- and sixth-round selections (Nos. 123 and 199 overall, respectively) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks' fourth-round selection (No. 111 overall).

StaffEdit

2014 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2014 Cincinnati Bengals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 7 at Kansas City Chiefs L 39–41 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
2 August 16 New York Jets L 17–25 0–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Arizona Cardinals W 19–13 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
4 August 28 Indianapolis Colts W 35–7 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 at Baltimore Ravens W 23–16 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 14 Atlanta Falcons W 24–10 2–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Tennessee Titans W 33–7 3–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
4 Bye
5 October 5 at New England Patriots L 17–43 3–1 Gillette Stadium Recap
6 October 12 Carolina Panthers T 37–37 (OT) 3–1–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
7 October 19 at Indianapolis Colts L 0–27 3–2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
8 October 26 Baltimore Ravens W 27–24 4–2–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
9 November 2 Jacksonville Jaguars W 33–23 5–2–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
10 November 6 Cleveland Browns L 3–24 5–3–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
11 November 16 at New Orleans Saints W 27–10 6–3–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
12 November 23 at Houston Texans W 22–13 7–3–1 NRG Stadium Recap
13 November 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–13 8–3–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
14 December 7 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–42 8–4–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
15 December 14 at Cleveland Browns W 30–0 9–4–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
16 December 22 Denver Broncos W 37–28 10–4–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
17 December 28 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–27 10–5–1 Heinz Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 4, 2015 at Indianapolis Colts (4) L 10–26 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 6 9 0823
Ravens 0 0 7916

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Andy Dalton would throw a 77 yard touchdown pass to AJ Green with 4:58 remaining to give the Bengals the win. With the win, the Bengals started 1-0. They also won at Baltimore for the first time since 2009.

Week 2: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Two: Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 3 0 0710
Bengals 3 7 14024

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

The Bengals defense would have themselves a day, intercepting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan 3 times in the win. With the win, the Bengals started 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Week 3: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Three: Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 0 077
Bengals 10 9 7733

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

With the win, the Bengals started 3-0 for the first time since 2006. It is also their 3rd 3-0 start under Marvin Lewis.

Week 5: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Five: Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 3 14017
Patriots 14 6 14943

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

With the terrible loss, the Bengals fell to 3-1.

Week 6: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Six: Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Panthers 7 3 1410337
Bengals 0 17 017337

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

With the tie, the Bengals were sent to a 3-1-1 record and were given their first tie game since 2008.

Week 7: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Seven: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 0 000
Colts 3 7 71027

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

With the loss, the Bengals fell to 3-2-1. They were also shut out for the first time since 2009.

Week 8: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Eight: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 6 81024
Bengals 7 0 101027

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

With the win, the Bengals improved to 4-2-1, and swept the Ravens for the first time since 2009.

Week 9: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Nine: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 0 71323
Bengals 0 12 71433

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (6 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,057
  • Referee: Ron Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With their 4th straight win over the Jaguars, the Bengals went to 5-2-1.

Week 10: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Ten: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 7 10 7024
Bengals 3 0 003

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

Andy Dalton would post a quarterback rating (QBR) of 2.0 in this game, as the Bengals went down easily to the Browns 24-3. With the horrible loss, the Bengals fell to 5-3-1.

Week 11: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Eleven: Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 7 6 7727
Saints 3 0 0710

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,073
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the win, the Bengals went to 6-3-1.

Week 12: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Twelve: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 7 2 7622
Texans 0 3 10013

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,777
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the win, the Bengals went to 7-3-1.

Week 13: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Thirteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 7 7014
Buccaneers 3 7 0313

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 56,340
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots and Chris Fischer
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the win, the Bengals went to 8-3-1. They also won 3 consecutive road games for the first time in franchise history. They also defeated the Bucs for the first time since 1989.

Week 14: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Fourteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 10 72542
Bengals 0 14 7021

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,512
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Bengals would surrender 25 points in the 4th quarter in this loss. With the loss, the Bengals fell to 8-4-1.

Week 15: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Fifteen: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 10 10 3730
Browns 0 0 000

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

Johnny Manziel made his first career NFL start in this game. With the shutout win, the Bengals went to 9-4-1. They also posted their first shutout win since 2008 (also against the Browns).

Week 16: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Sixteen: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 7 0 21028
Bengals 7 13 71037

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

The Bengals defense would intercept Peyton Manning 4 times in the game, including 2 by Dre Kirkpatrick in the 4th quarter. With the win, the Bengals improved to 10-4-1. They also defeated Peyton Manning for the first time.

Week 17: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Seventeen: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 7 3 0717
Steelers 7 13 0727

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,697
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the loss, the Bengals ended their season at 10-5-1. They would also finish in 2nd place by virtue of not only the Steelers sweep, but also being 1 game behind.

PostseasonEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: at #4 Indianapolis ColtsEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) Cincinnati Bengals at (#4) Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 7 3 0010
Colts 7 6 10326

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

With the loss, the Bengals now endure their 7th straight playoff loss dating back to 1990.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 W4
(5) Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 L1
(6) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 L5

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 0.514 0.487 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 0.521 0.484 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 0.451 0.486 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 0.479 0.372 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 0.498 0.425 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 0.475 0.378 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 0.447 0.299 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 0.512 0.500 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 0.512 0.403 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 0.516 0.486 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 0.512 0.406 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 0.479 0.371 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 0.543 0.375 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 0.514 0.313 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 0.570 0.542 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 0.506 0.375 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals' playoff losing streak hits seven games". YahooSports.com.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KingDa00.htm
  3. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

External linksEdit