2001 Cincinnati Bengals Season
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2001 Cincinnati Bengals Season

2001 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coachDick LeBeau
Home fieldPaul Brown Stadium
Results
Record6-10
Division place6th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersRB Corey Dillon

The 2001 Cincinnati Bengals season was the franchise's 34th year in professional football and its 32nd with the National Football League. In the first full season with Dick LeBeau as head coach, the Bengals abandoned their plans for developing quarterback Akili Smith as their starter by acquiring Jon Kitna from the Seattle Seahawks. The Bengals would win their first two games with Kitna behind center, and sat at 4-3 through the first seven games of the season. However, the Bengals would struggle again, losing their next seven games as Kitna struggled with inconsistency, throwing 22 interceptions while throwing only 12 touchdown passes. The Bengals would win their final two games to close the season with a mediocre 6-10 record, their eleventh consecutive season without tallying a winning record. Despite the team's struggles, All-Pro running back Corey Dillon had another stellar year, rushing for 1,315 yards.[1]

2001 would turn out to be an important year for the team, as players such as Justin Smith, Chad Johnson, and T. J. Houshmandzadeh were drafted, all those players would be important to Cincinnati in later years.

Offseason

NFL Draft

2001 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Justin Smith *  Defensive end Missouri
2 36 Chad Johnson *  Wide receiver Oregon State
3 66 Sean Brewer  Tight end San Jose State
4 100 Rudi Johnson *  Running back Auburn
5 135 Victor Leyva  Guard Arizona State
6 168 Riall Johnson  Linebacker Stanford
7 204 T. J. Houshmandzadeh *  Wide receiver Oregon State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 New England Patriots W 23-17 CBS
51,521
2 September 23, 2001 Baltimore Ravens W 21-10 CBS
51,121
3 September 30, 2001 at San Diego Chargers L 28-14 CBS
56,048
4 October 7, 2001 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16-7 CBS
62,335
5 October 14, 2001 Cleveland Browns W 24-14 CBS
64,217
6 October 21, 2001 Chicago Bears L 24-0 FOX
63,408
7 October 28, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 31-27 CBS
69,343
8 Bye
9 November 11, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 30-13 CBS
57,161
10 November 18, 2001 Tennessee Titans L 20-7 CBS
63,865
11 November 25, 2001 at Cleveland Browns L 18-0 CBS
72,918
12 December 2, 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16-13 (OT) FOX
52,135
13 December 9, 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars L 14-10 CBS
44,920
14 December 16, 2001 at New York Jets L 15-14 CBS
77,745
15 December 23, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens L 16-0 CBS
68,987
16 December 30, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26-23 CBS
63,751
17 January 6, 2002 at Tennessee Titans W 23-21 CBS
68,798

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .813 352 212 W1
(5)Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 303 265 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 285 319 L1
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 336 388 L2
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 294 286 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 226 309 W2

Team leaders

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
John Kitna 581 313 3216 12 22 61.1

Rushing

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 340 1315 3.9 96 10

Receiving

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Peter Warrick 70 667 9.5 33 1
Darnay Scott 57 819 14.4 49 2
Corey Dillon 34 228 6.7 17 3

Defensive

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 109 6.0 1 1 0
Reinard Wilson 37 9.0 0 1 2
Artrell Hawkins 59 0.0 3 2 1
Kevin Kaesviharn 25 0.0 3 0 0

Kicking and punting

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Neil Rackers 28 17 60.7% 24 23 95.8% 74
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Nick Harris 84 3372 57 1 40.1

Special teams

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Curtis Keaton 42 891 21.2 64 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Peter Warrick 0 0 0.0 0 0 18 116 6.4 31 0
T. J. Houshmandzadeh 10 185 18.5 23 0 12 163 13.6 86 0

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ Season statistics and summary at Sports E-Cyclopedia
  2. ^ "2001 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/coreydillon/2500396/profile

External links


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