While the Bengals’ roster is young, there are quite a few impressive veterans leading the charge in Cincinnati like quarterback Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive linemen Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins. All four of those players have the potential to change the Bengals’ record books this season. Dalton and Green could do it in Week 2 against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium.
Here are 11 Bengals records that are close to being broken, starting with one that could happen tonight.
- QB Andy Dalton has 22 career 300-yard passing games, one shy of QB Boomer Esiason for the Bengals’ all-time lead.
- Dalton also has 3,556 career passing attempts, eight shy of Esiason (3,564) for second place all-time. QB Ken Anderson (4,475) is the Bengals’ alltime leader.
- Dalton also has 25,534 passing yards, 1,615 short of Esiason (27,149) for second place all-time. Anderson (32,838) is the Bengals’ all-time leader.
- Dalton also has 167 passing touchdowns, 20 shy of Esiason (187) for second place all-time. Anderson (197) is the Bengals’ all-time leader.
- WR A.J. Green has 31 career 100-yard receiving games, tied with WR Chad Johnson for the Bengals’ all-time lead.
- Green also has 57 career receiving touchdowns, six shy of WR Carl Pickens (63) for second place all-time. Johnson (66) is the Bengals’ all-time leader.
- Green also has 57 career total touchdowns, seven shy of Pickens and RB James Brooks (64) for third place all-time. FB Pete Johnson (70) is the Bengals’ all-time leader.
- DE Carlos Dunlap has 64.5 career sacks, 19 short of DE Eddie Edwards* (83.5) for the Bengals’ all-time lead.
- DT Geno Atkins has 61 career sacks, 1.5 shy of LB Reggie Williams (62.5) for third place all-time.
- P Kevin Huber has 697 career punts, three shy of P Pat McInally (700) for second place all-time. P Lee Johnson (746) is the Bengals’ all-time leader.
- P Kevin Huber also has 31,499 punting yards, 697 shy of Johnson for the Bengals’ all-time lead.
*The NFL has counted sacks as official statistics since 1982. However, the Bengals have sack statistics compiled since 1976 and recognize those sacks recorded from ’76-81 in its records. Thus, please note that, because the NFL has sacks statistics for all teams only since 1982, the Bengals’ sack statistics for players whose careers included seasons prior to ’82 will not be included in league information.