Cincinnati Bengals History: Top 10 Running Backs of All-Time

« Prev
1 of 13
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Cincinnati Bengals History: Top 10 Running Backs of All-Time

22 years ago a certain young running back—Elbert L. Woods A.K.A Ickey Woods—reinvigorated a Bengals backfield which had become known as a pass first team to most. Yet Ickey brought nothing new—other than the flair of a certain dance called the "Ickey Shuffle." In fact, the Bengals backfield had always been the strong reliable workhorse.

While the Bengals were mired in a 14-year drought (from 1991 to 2004)—where the team could do no better than break even (3 seasons) and more often than not, carry a losing record (11 seasons)—the Bengals amassed 25,324 rushing yards for a well-above-average of 1,809 team rushing yards per season.

As the Bengals embark on a season where hopes are high, where thoughts of the 1988 Super Bowl campaign spring to mind, consider the following: in 1988 Cincinnati—which was known for the long-bombs by Boomer to Eddie Brown—compiled 2,710 team rushing yards for 27 rushing touchdowns to give a complementary balance to the pass-attack of 3,592 passing yards for 28 passing touchdowns.

For those readers thinking that the Bengals will need to shift away from the run in order to make a run at the NFL title, consider the following top ten all-time running backs in Bengals' history.

(Author's Note: As fullback and running backs have filled the position interchangably in many instances, fullbacks are being included.)

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Cincinnati Bengals from B/R on Facebook

Follow Cincinnati Bengals from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Cincinnati Bengals

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.