All-Time Top 5: Bengals Kickers

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5. Chris Bahr, Cincinnati Bengals, 1976-79

Bahr has an interesting story to tell. Before being drafted by the Bengals in 1976, he was drafted in the first round of the North American Soccer League by the Philadelphia Atoms. He was also a member of the 1976 United States National Team in soccer. Chris had a nice, but short career in Cincinnati. He played well as the kicker, but his field goal percentage wasn’t very good.

His numbers were just enough better than Mike Nugent’s for him to take the fifth spot on this list. He did kick the longest field goal in team history in 1979, 55 yards. The record still stands. The Bengals cut Bahr after the 1979 season and that actually became Bahr’s biggest contribution to the history of the Bengals franchise. Chris Bahr was signed by the Oakland Raiders. In order to sign Bahr, the Raiders released their own kicker, Jim Breech. Not a total loss for the kicker, he won 2 Super Bowls as a member of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.

By the Numbers: 4 seasons, 62 field goals made, 130 extra points made, 319 points, 57.9% field goal percentage

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  • Irishfootball11

    @muskiesfan that had to be a hard list to make…not a lot good choices lol

  • vancemeek

    @muskiesfan good stuff buddy

  • muskiesfan

    @Irishfootball11 lol It wasn’t bad. There aren’t many to choose from because there haven’t been too many, honestly.

  • muskiesfan

    @vancemeek Thanks Vance!

  • SeanODiesel

    @muskiesfan great top 5 on kickers. Loved the list. And yes Breech is no doubt the #1. I like that you mentioned Nugent. He’ll make the list

  • Irishfootball11

    @muskiesfan before I read..breech gotta be number one

  • muskiesfan

    @SeanODiesel Thank you. He’ll definitely get there. I just couldn’t put him in yet. I have a feeling he’ll climb high if he stay in Cincy.

  • muskiesfan

    @Irishfootball11 That’s a given.

  • Irishfootball11

    @muskiesfan damn I thought it was going to be Travis dorsch…..

  • SeanODiesel

    @muskiesfan definitely. Still hoping they can get a long term deal done with him.

  • vancemeek

    @muskiesfan you’re welcome.

  • muskiesfan

    @Irishfootball11 lmao

  • muskiesfan

    @SeanODiesel that’s 2 of us. I would like to see hm stay long term.

  • suenronfl

    good info Joe, but my all time favorite, because of his down to earth charitable attributes, his profession of faith, Pelfrey is my all time favorite.  Even in Florida, still have a soft spot for him.  Good info.  Of course, as I know you, you are in the know.  good article.