WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1980 Philadelphia Eagles against the 1988 Cincinnati Bengals 1,000 times. The 1980 Philadelphia Eagles win 84% of the time by an average score of 33-10. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1988 Cincinnati Bengals  at  1980 Philadelphia Eagles
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1988 Cincinnati Bengals 3 0 0 6 9
1980 Philadelphia Eagles 7 13 3 10 33
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
CIN7:35FGJim Breech 39 yds. 3-0
PHI3:03TDRodney Parker 8 yd. pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)3-7
2nd Quarter
PHI12:44TDWilbert Montgomery 48 yd. run (Franklin kick)3-14
PHI3:21FGTony Franklin 32 yds. 3-17
PHI0:03FGTony Franklin 32 yds. 3-20
3rd Quarter
PHI1:33FGTony Franklin 48 yds. 3-23
4th Quarter
CIN12:31TDEddie Brown 9 yd. pass from Esiason (Breech missed extra point)9-23
PHI8:33TDWilbert Montgomery 10 yd. pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)9-30
PHI3:14FGTony Franklin 24 yds. 9-33
 
Team Statistics
 1988 Cincinnati Bengals1980 Philadelphia Eagles
First Downs 12 20
- Rushing 4 7
- Passing 8 13
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 4/13 7/13
4th Down Eff 1/3 0/0
Rushes-Yards 30-109 37-211
Avg Rush 3.6 5.7
Comp-Att-Int 11-21-0 17-24-0
Passing Yards 134 174
Sacks-Yards 3-19 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 4-42.3 2-39.0
KR-Avg 8-17.9 3-13.0
PR-Avg 2-9.5 4-13.0
Penalties-Yard 3-25 1-10
Time of Possession 26:25 33:35

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1988 Cincinnati Bengals Individual Stats   1980 Philadelphia Eagles Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'88 James Brooks 13 65 1 35 0
'88 Ickey Woods 12 36 1 22 0
'88 Boomer Esiason 2 5 0 5 0
'88 Stanley Wilson 3 3 0 4 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'80 Wilbert Montgomery 19 168 3 48 1
'80 Louis Giammona 8 43 1 24 0
'80 Leroy Harris 5 1 0 2 0
'80 Ron Jaworski 5 -1 0 2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'88 James Brooks 2 53 1 1 45 0
'88 Rodney Holman 3 41 1 0 21 0
'88 Eddie Brown 3 36 0 0 16 1
'88 Ickey Woods 2 17 0 0 13 0
'88 Tim McGee 1 6 0 0 6 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'80 Keith Krepfle 4 53 0 0 17 0
'80 Charlie Smith 3 36 1 0 20 0
'80 Harold Carmichael 4 27 0 0 12 0
'80 Wilbert Montgomery 3 21 0 0 10 1
'80 Rodney Parker 2 20 0 0 12 1
'80 Louis Giammona 1 17 0 0 17 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'88 Boomer Esiason 11 21 153 1 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'80 Ron Jaworski 17 24 174 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'88 Jim Breech 39 46
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'80 Tony Franklin 32,32,48,24 -

Player of the Game:
'80 Wilbert Montgomery (1980 Philadelphia Eagles)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares to kickoff.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) catch the ball at the PHI 14 and return it to the PHI 27.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 14:54
14:541/10own 270 - 0221 Jaworski scrambles to the sideline for 2 yards, and runs out of bounds.
14:082/8own 290 - 0221 Montgomery pounds ahead for 6 yards.
13:303/2own 350 - 0122 Montgomery gets back to the line of scrimmage.
12:494/2own 350 - 0P1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a punt.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) return it to the CIN 45.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 12:37
12:371/10own 450 - 0221 Brooks pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:562/9own 460 - 0131 Woods pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:153/8own 470 - 0140 Esiason completes the pass to Brown who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 11 yd gain.
10:351/10420 - 0131 Woods picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
9:552/5370 - 0131 Esiason zips the short pass to Brooks who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 8 yd gain.
9:091/10290 - 0221 Woods pounds ahead for 1 yard.
8:262/9280 - 0131 Esiason screen pass is to McGee. Catch is good and McGee gets some yardage for a 6 yd gain.
7:443/3220 - 0131 Esiason's pass is just out of reach of Collinsworth. Incomplete pass.
7:394/3220 - 0FG1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Breech's 39 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 33 yds, 4:58
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 7:35
7:35Kickoffown 303 - 0K1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares to kickoff.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) catch the ball at the PHI 11 and return it to the PHI 23.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 7:29
7:291/10own 233 - 0221 Giammona pounds ahead for 1 yard.
PENALTY on PHI: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the PHI 23 - NO PLAY.
7:261/20own 133 - 0221 Montgomery gains 47 yards on a sweep left.
6:391/10403 - 0221 Harris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
5:572/10403 - 0212 Jaworski completes the pass to Giammona who makes the catch and falls forward for a 17 yd gain.
5:121/10233 - 0221 Jaworski hits Smith who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
4:322/2153 - 0131 Jaworski's short pass is to Carmichael who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 5 yd gain.
3:481/Goal103 - 0221 Jaworski overthrows Smith in the endzone and the pass is incomplete.
3:422/Goal103 - 0212 Giammona gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
3:083/Goal83 - 0140 Jaworski hits Parker in the endzone.
1980 Philadelphia scores a touchdown!
3:03PAT 3 - 6FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 87 yds, 4:23
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 3:03
3:03Kickoffown 303 - 7K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 11 and return it to the CIN 32.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 2:55
2:551/10own 323 - 7131 Esiason overthrows Collinsworth and the pass is incomplete.
2:502/10own 323 - 7221 Esiason's pass is to Holman who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 21 yd gain.
2:061/10473 - 7221 Brooks gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
1:292/9463 - 7221 Esiason's pass is to Brown. Catch is good and Brown gets some yardage for a 16 yd gain.
0:461/10303 - 7131 Woods rushes for 1 yard off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
0:072/9293 - 7212 Esiason overthrows Woods and the pass is incomplete.
0:023/9293 - 7131 Esiason's long pass is just out of reach of Martin in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
End of 1st Quarter ... 1988 Cincinnati: 3 1980 Philadelphia: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:004/9293 - 7FG1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Breech's 46 yd. field goal attempt is wide left.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 14:56
14:561/10own 363 - 7131 Montgomery carries, but is tackled for no gain.
14:202/10own 363 - 7212 PENALTY on CIN: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the PHI 36 - NO PLAY.
14:202/5own 413 - 7131 Montgomery picks up 1 yard off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
13:363/4own 423 - 7230 Giammona gains 10 yards on a sweep left.
12:551/10483 - 7221 Montgomery gets 48 yards on a pitch right.
1980 Philadelphia scores a touchdown!
12:44PAT 3 - 13FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 59 yds, 2:12
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 12:44
12:44Kickoffown 303 - 14K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 7 and return it to the CIN 20.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 12:38
12:381/10own 203 - 14221 Woods gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
11:562/7own 233 - 14212 Esiason scrambles for 5 yards.
11:123/2own 283 - 14122 Woods gets back to the line of scrimmage.
10:334/2own 283 - 14P1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a punt.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) return it to the PHI 40.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 10:24
10:241/10own 403 - 14221 Montgomery picks his way for 9 yards.
9:472/1own 493 - 14212 Harris gains 2 yards up the middle.
9:101/10493 - 14221 Giammona gains 4 yards on a sweep left.
8:262/6453 - 14140 Giammona gains 1 yard up the middle.
7:433/5443 - 14230 Jaworski hits Montgomery who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
7:001/10363 - 14131 Harris rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
6:212/11373 - 14131 Harris rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
5:433/10363 - 14041 Jaworski's pass is to Smith. Catch is good and Smith gets some yardage for a 20 yd gain.
4:541/10163 - 14221 Montgomery gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
4:152/9153 - 14221 Jaworski scrambles for no gain.
3:313/9153 - 14140 Jaworski's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:254/9153 - 14FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Franklin's 32 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 45 yds, 6:59
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 3:21
3:21Kickoffown 303 - 17K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 10 and return it to the CIN 18.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 3:16
3:161/10own 183 - 17131 Esiason completes the pass to Holman who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
2:362/4own 243 - 17131 Esiason tosses the ball out to Brooks. Catch is good and Brooks speeds down field for a 45 yd gain.
2:001/10313 - 17131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10313 - 17221Esiason is sacked by Bill Bergey for 6 yards.
1:552/16373 - 17221*** 1988 Cincinnati (CIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:552/16373 - 17221 Esiason's pass is just out of reach of Brown. Incomplete pass.
PENALTY on CIN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the PHI 37 - NO PLAY.
1:492/26473 - 17212 Esiason's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:453/26473 - 17131Esiason is sacked by John Sciarra for 7 yards.
1:024/33own 463 - 17P1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a punt.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) return it to the PHI 29.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 0:49
0:491/10own 293 - 17131 Montgomery rushes for 7 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
0:452/3own 363 - 17140 Giammona pounds ahead for 24 yards.
0:361/10403 - 17140*** 1980 Philadelphia (PHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:361/10403 - 17131 Jaworski's pass is to Krepfle who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
0:291/10263 - 17131*** 1980 Philadelphia (PHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:291/10263 - 17221 Montgomery rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
0:252/9253 - 17221*** 1980 Philadelphia (PHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:252/9253 - 17221 Jaworski completes the pass to Carmichael who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
0:201/10143 - 17131 Jaworski tosses the ball out to Carmichael. Tackled for a loss of 1 yds.
0:092/11153 - 17131Jaworski spikes the ball.
0:073/11153 - 17FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Franklin's 32 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 56 yds, 0:42
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 0:03
0:03Kickoffown 303 - 20K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 11 and return it to the CIN 26.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1988 Cincinnati: 3 1980 Philadelphia: 20

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 303 - 20K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 4 and return it to the CIN 20.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 14:54
14:541/10own 203 - 20221 Woods gains 6 yards up the middle.
14:172/4own 263 - 20140 Brooks picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
13:343/1own 293 - 20122 Brooks pounds ahead for 2 yards.
12:581/10own 313 - 20221 Brooks gains 17 yards up the middle.
12:141/10own 483 - 20221 Woods carries, but is tackled for no gain.
11:312/10own 483 - 20221 Woods is stopped at the line.
10:563/10own 483 - 20140 Brooks picks his way for 1 yard.
10:134/9own 493 - 20P1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a punt.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) return it to the PHI 24.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 10:03
10:031/10own 243 - 20221 Jaworski hits Smith who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 8 yd gain.
9:192/2own 323 - 20221 Montgomery gets 5 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
8:431/10own 373 - 20131 Jaworski's pass is just out of reach of Krepfle. Incomplete pass.
8:362/10own 373 - 20221 Montgomery gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
8:003/9own 383 - 20131 Jaworski's pass is to Parker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
7:191/10503 - 20131 Giammona pounds ahead for 2 yards.
6:452/8483 - 20131 Harris rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
6:103/9493 - 20140 Jaworski overthrows Harris and the pass is incomplete.
6:054/9493 - 20P1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a punt.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) return it to the CIN 10.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 5:55
5:551/10own 103 - 20221 Woods is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
5:162/11own 93 - 20212 Brooks gains 1 yard up the middle.
4:353/10own 103 - 20131 Brooks picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
3:534/9own 113 - 20P1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for a punt.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) return it to the CIN 44.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 3:44
3:441/10443 - 20221 Jaworski's short pass is to Krepfle who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
3:032/3373 - 20140 Jaworski soft pass is to Montgomery who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
2:221/10343 - 20221 Montgomery picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
1:472/7313 - 20212 Jaworski zips the short pass to Montgomery who drops the ball.
1:423/7313 - 20140 Jaworski's pass is just out of reach of Fitzkee. Incomplete pass.
1:374/7313 - 20FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Franklin's 48 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 13 yds, 2:07
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 1:33
1:33Kickoffown 303 - 23K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 9 and return it to the CIN 30.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 1:26
1:261/10own 303 - 23221 Brooks picks up 35 yards off tackle left.
0:361/10353 - 23131 Wilson picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
0:002/6313 - 23140Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1988 Cincinnati: 3 1980 Philadelphia: 23

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/6313 - 23131 Wilson gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
14:233/3283 - 23221 Woods pounds ahead for 22 yards.
13:391/Goal63 - 23221 Brooks gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
13:032/Goal53 - 23140 Wilson is buried for a loss of 4 yards.
12:383/Goal93 - 23041 Esiason hits Brown who catches the ball and walks into the endzone.
1988 Cincinnati scores a touchdown!
12:31PAT 9 - 23FG1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is blocked.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 70 yds, 4:02
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 12:31
12:31Kickoffown 309 - 23K1988 Cincinnati (CIN) prepares to kickoff.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) catch the ball at the PHI 11 and return it to the PHI 25.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 12:25
12:251/10own 259 - 23131 Montgomery gains 30 yards up the middle.
11:381/10459 - 23221 Montgomery gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
10:552/8439 - 23221 Jaworski overthrows Krepfle and the pass is incomplete.
10:483/8439 - 23131 Jaworski's pass is to Krepfle who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
10:041/10289 - 23221 Montgomery gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
9:222/9279 - 23131 Jaworski hits Krepfle who makes the catch and falls forward for a 17 yd gain.
8:391/Goal109 - 23221 Jaworski's pass is to Montgomery who makes the catch and falls forward into the endzone.
1980 Philadelphia scores a touchdown!
8:33PAT 9 - 29FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 75 yds, 3:52
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 8:33
8:33Kickoffown 309 - 30K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 4 and return it to the CIN 37.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 8:23
8:231/10own 379 - 30221 Woods gains 2 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
PENALTY on CIN: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the CIN 37 - NO PLAY.
8:191/20own 279 - 30221Esiason is sacked by John Sciarra for 6 yards.
8:012/26own 219 - 30221 Esiason's short pass is to Woods who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
7:403/22own 259 - 30041 Esiason's long pass is just out of reach of McGee. Incomplete pass.
7:334/22own 259 - 30140 Esiason overthrows McGee and the pass is incomplete.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 7:25
7:251/10259 - 30221 Montgomery carries, but is tackled for no gain.
6:432/10259 - 30131 Giammona pounds ahead for 2 yards.
6:043/8239 - 30041 Jaworski completes the pass to Carmichael who makes the catch and falls forward for a 12 yd gain.
5:191/10119 - 30221 Montgomery picks his way for 4 yards.
4:352/679 - 30131 Giammona is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
3:543/899 - 30212 Montgomery picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
3:184/679 - 30FG1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Franklin's 24 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 18 yds, 4:07
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 3:14
3:14Kickoffown 309 - 33K1980 Philadelphia (PHI) prepares to kickoff.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) catch the ball at the CIN 10 and return it to the CIN 26.
1988 Cincinnati (CIN) at 3:10
3:101/10own 269 - 33221 Brooks picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
3:062/8own 289 - 33131 Esiason scrambles to the sideline for no gain, and runs out of bounds.
3:003/8own 289 - 33041 Esiason's pass is just out of reach of McGee. Incomplete pass.
2:544/8own 289 - 33131 Esiason's pass is to Woods who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 13 yd gain.
2:461/10own 419 - 33131*** 1988 Cincinnati (CIN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:461/10own 419 - 33221 Woods is buried for a loss of 2 yards.
2:302/12own 399 - 33212 Esiason zips the short pass to Holman who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain before getting out of bounds.
2:211/10479 - 33221 Brooks carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
2:092/11489 - 33212 Brooks picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
2:053/10479 - 33041 Esiason throws the deep ball down field but it is incomplete.
1:584/10479 - 33131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:584/10479 - 33140 Esiason overthrows Brown and the pass is incomplete.
1980 Philadelphia (PHI) at 1:52
1:521/10own 479 - 33212Jaworski takes a knee.
1:102/11own 469 - 33212Jaworski takes a knee.
0:283/12own 459 - 33212Jaworski takes a knee.
0:004/13own 449 - 33PTime Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1988 Cincinnati: 9 1980 Philadelphia: 33

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