The 1989 Cincinnati Bengals are the most loved team in franchise history. In a decade that saw the arrival of superstar quarterback Joe Montana, they were among the most successful teams of all time. Despite a string of losses during this incredible run, the team is still fondly remembered today. This article will explore some of the biggest moments of the team’s history. This article is essential reading for fans of the team’s history and its rich past.
The Bengals opened the season with a 4-1 record. The following week, Sam Wyche sparred with Houston and Cleveland, despite losing to both teams. He also criticized the crowd for their behavior in the “Dawg Pound” in Cleveland Stadium. He also took offense to Bengals fans throwing snowballs onto the field during their home game against Seattle. Finally, the Bengals won the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history. They also won the division and the Vince Lombardi trophy.
The 1989 Cincinnati Bengals finished with an 8-8 record, finishing fourth in the NFL’s Central Division. They scored 404 points, and lost four games by a touchdown or less. Of note, quarterback Boomer Esiason was coming off an MVP season in 1988, and while his TD/INT ratio was not quite as impressive as that of his career-best year, he still made the Pro Bowl.
The 1989 Bengals played two games on Monday Night Football, against the Browns and Oilers. Although the Bengals won 4-1 in halftime, they did not win consecutive games. Their schedule was not brutal. The Bengals lost to the Miami Dolphins in mid October after leading by 13-3. They were unable to contain Eric Dickerson, a future Hall-of-Famer, in the second half.
The team’s defense was the weakest part of the season, as the Bengals piled up two and three-point field goals. However, the offense was the main reason for their success, and they had many weapons in the backfield. The defense was second. The Bengals’ defense was vulnerable because of their offensive line. It was their offensive line that allowed them to win the game. The Vikings were able to convert a field goal despite the Bengals’ inability to convert it.
The 1989 Bengals finished with a record of 8-8. They went 5-3 at home and 3-5 on the road. The Bengals finished in Central Division of American Football Conference. This meant that they were 5-1 against their division opponents. However, they failed to make the Playoffs, with a point differential of -2.5. The Bengals’ record in single-score games is the worst of all time.