The AFC East was the best by far in football. Pittsburgh won the East at 12-2. The Bengals were second at 11-3. And the Houston Oilers were third and out of the playoffs with a good record of 10-4. Pittsburgh defeated both teams twice. Cincinnati did likewise with Houston. There were three big Bengal wins.
Week 3 at Houston.
Somehow the Bengals survived seven penalties for 107 yards and seven sacks for 34 yards. Cincinnati got five turnovers and and gave up just 176 total yards. Kenny Anderson went 19 for 28 for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Final Bengals 21 Oilers 19.
Week 6 Oakland Raiders at home.
Penalties and turnovers dominated the game. Both sides seemed like they did not want to win. Oakland had eight penalties for 57 yards and the Bengals had seven for 58 yards. Both Kennys, Stabler and Anderson, threw four interceptions. For the Bengals, Marvin Cobb returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. Final Bengals 14 Raiders 10. The Oakland Raiders record for 1975 was 11-3
Week 11 Houston at home.
John Reeves played for an injured Ken Anderson and completed 13 of 23 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns. However, the ground game was the story for this game. For the Bengals Stan Fritz gained 88 yards. For the Oilers Fred Willis gained 86 yards and Ron Coleman gained 88 yards. Final Bengals 23 Oilers 19.
At Oakland-The Raiders defeated the Wild Card Bengals 31 to 28 in the first round of the playoffs.