- By Jay Morrison Staff Writer
The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Nov. 26, and they are 3-3 in those contests.
Here is a look at each game:
Nov. 26, 2006 – Cincinnati Bengals 30, Cleveland Browns 0 at Cleveland Browns Stadium
Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to Chris Henry and one to T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the Bengals improved to 6-5. Following the first TD pass to Henry, Shayne Graham kicked his 158th consecutive extra point to extend his franchise record that still stands. The run came to an end in the third quarter when Cleveland’s Simon Fraser blocked Graham’s point-after try following Palmer’s touchdown pass to Houshmandzadeh.
Nov. 26, 2000 – Pittsburgh Steelers 48, Cincinnati Bengals 28 at Paul Brown Stadium
Pittsburgh quarterback Kordell Stewart threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to drop the Bengals to 2-10 with a fourth consecutive loss. Corey Dillon’s second touchdown run of the game got the Bengals within 24-21 with 9:46 left in the third quarter, but it was all Steelers after that. Pittsburgh forced eight fumbles, recovering three, and sacked Cincinnati quarterback Akili Smith four times to offset 209 rushing yards by the Bengals.
Nov. 26, 1995 – Cincinnati Bengals 17, Jacksonville Jaguars 13 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jeff Blake hit Carl Pickens for a 5-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds remaining to lift the Bengals to the win. Blake had been just 18 of 38 for 205 yards with three interceptions before tossing the game-winning score. It was one of the Bengals’ most penalized games in franchise history as they drew 14 flags for 96 yards.
Nov. 26, 1989 – Buffalo Bills 24, Cincinnati Bengals 7 at Rich Stadium
The Bills jumped out to a 17-0 lead to avenge their loss to the Bengals in the 1988 AFC Championship Game. With Buffalo running for 228 yards, quarterback Jim Kelly only needed to attempt 15 passes, three of which resulted in touchdowns. The Bills defense held Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason to 136 yards on 11 of 26 passing with an interception.
Nov. 26 1978 – Houston Oilers 17, Cincinnati Bengals 10 at the Astrodome
The Oilers rallied from an early 10-0 deficit to drop the Bengals to 1-12. Dan Pastorini’s 47-yard touchdown to Rich Caster in the third quarter was the game winner as Houston improved to 9-4 on its run to the AFC Championship Game.
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Nov. 26, 1972 – Cincinnati Bengals 13, Chicago Bears 3 at Soldier Field
Essex Johnson caught a 26-yard pass from Virgil Carter for the game’s only touchdown as the Bengals snapped a three-game losing streak. Horst Muhlmann added field goals of 39 and 14 yards.