2014 Cincinnati Bengals Season
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2014 Cincinnati Bengals Season
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

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 draft class

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).

Staff

Final roster

Schedule

Preseason

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 season

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.

Postseason

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 summaries

Regular season

Week 1: at Baltimore Ravens

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 Falcons

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 Titans

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 Patriots

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

Week 6: vs. Carolina Panthers

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 Colts

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 Ravens

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

Week 9: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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

Week 10: vs. Cleveland Browns

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 Saints

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

Week 12: at Houston Texans

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

Week 13: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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 Steelers

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 Browns

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 Broncos

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 Steelers

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.

Postseason

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: at #4 Indianapolis Colts

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

Standings

Division

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

Conference

# 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.

References

  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 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2014.

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