|2014 Cincinnati Bengals season|
|Head coach||Marvin Lewis|
|Home field||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Division place||2nd AFC North|
|Playoff finish||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Colts) 10-26|
|Pro Bowlers||DT 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, the 3rd longest losing streak (in terms of games played) in NFL history at the time, behind the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs who both had 8.
|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|
|7||239||James Wright||Wide receiver||LSU|
|252||Lavelle Westbrooks||Cornerback||Georgia Southern|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Playoff round||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||NFL.com|
|Wild Card||January 4, 2015||at Indianapolis Colts (4)||L 10-26||0-1||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
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.
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.
With the loss, the Bengals fell to 3-1.
With the tie, the Bengals were sent to a 3-1-1 record and were given their first tie game since 2008.
With the loss, the Bengals fell to 3-2-1. They were also shut out for the first time since 2009.
With the win, the Bengals improved to 4-2-1, and swept the Ravens for the first time since 2009.
With their 4th straight win over the Jaguars, the Bengals went to 5-2-1.
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 loss, the Bengals fell to 5-3-1.
With the win, the Bengals went to 6-3-1.
With the win, the Bengals went to 7-3-1.
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.
The Bengals would surrender 25 points in the 4th quarter in this loss. With the loss, the Bengals fell to 8-4-1.
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.
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.
With the loss, the Bengals now endure their 7th straight playoff loss dating back to 1990.
|(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|
|1[a]||New England Patriots||East||12||4||0||.750||4-2||9-3||.514||.487||L1|
|Did not qualify for the postseason|
|8[c]||Kansas City Chiefs||West||9||7||0||.563||3-3||7-5||.512||.500||W1|
|9[c]||San Diego Chargers||West||9||7||0||.563||2-4||6-6||.512||.403||L1|
|13||New York Jets||East||4||12||0||.250||1-5||4-8||.543||.375||W1|