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1986 Cincinnati Bengals season

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Head coach  Sam Wyche
Record  10–6
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Home field  Riverfront Stadium
Division place  2nd AFC Central

The 1986 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 19th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals were one of two teams with ten wins that failed to make the AFC playoffs in 1986.


Boomer Esiason passed for a team-record 3959 yards and James Brooks rushed for 1087 yards as the Bengals went 10-6, narrowly missing a playoff berth. Linebacker Reggie Williams was selected NFL Man of the Year for his efforts to charity and the community. The Bengals amassed a club-record 621 yards net offense in a 52-21 victory over the New York Jets on December 21. No NFL team has since matched that total in a regulation-time game since.

Awards and records

  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Passing Yards in One Game, 425 yards (vs. New York Jets, on December 21, 1986)
  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Passing Yards in One Season, 3,959 yards
  • Boomer Esiason, Franchise Record, Most Touchdown Passes in One Game, 5 Passes (Achieved on December 21, 1986)
  • Milestones

  • James Brooks, 1000 yard rushing season (1,087)
  • Cris Collinsworth, 1000 yard receiving season (1,024)
  • References

    1986 Cincinnati Bengals season Wikipedia

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