This week in Bengals history: Nov. 19

The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Nov. 19, and they are 2-4 in those games.

Here is a look at each contest:

Nov. 19, 2006 – Cincinnati Bengals 31, New Orleans Saints 16 at Louisiana Superdome

Carson Palmer and the Bengals withstood New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees’ 510 passing yards – second most by a Cincinnati opponent – with 21 fourth-quarter points in a span of 4 minutes and 9 seconds. Palmer hit Chad Johnson for three scoring strikes, the second and third of which came 2:46 apart in the final stanza, then safety Ethan Kilmer returned an interception 52 yards for a score.

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Nov. 19, 2000 – New England Patriots 16, Cincinnati Bengals 13 at Foxboro Stadium

Adam Vinatieri kicked a pair of fourth-quarter field goals, the last off which was a 22-yarder with 3 seconds remaining, to lead the Patriots to the comeback victory. Peter Warrick scored the lone Bengals touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Scott Mitchell in the second quarter.

Nov. 19, 1995 – Pittsburgh Steelers 49, Cincinnati Bengals 31 at Riverfront Stadium

Jeff Blake threw touchdown passes to Carl Pickens and Darnay Scott and ran for a score to give the Bengals a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter, but the eventual AFC champion Steelers scored 36 second-half points to rally for the win. Neil O’Donnell threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns and Bam Morris ran for 101 yards and three scores as Pittsburgh outgained the Bengals 556 to 265.

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Nov. 19, 1989 – Cincinnati Bengals 42, Detroit Lions 7 at Riverfront Stadium

Boomer Esiason completed 30 of 39 passes for 399 yards and three touchdowns to lead the rout. Erik Wilhelm threw for 51 yards and a touchdown in relief as the Bengals record a franchise-record 447 passing yards (which was surpassed by a 483-yard performance the following season). Future Hall of Famer Barry Sanders gave the Lions an early 7-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown, but Cincinnati ended up outgaining Detroit 447 to 156.

Nov. 19, 1978 – Pittsburgh Steelers 7, Cincinnati Bengals 6 at Three Rivers Stadium

The Bengals were 1-10 and the Steelers were on their way to a third Super Bowl title in five years, but the game was a defensive slugfest that featured 10 turnovers (five for each team) and 400 yards of offense combined. Rocky Bleier scored the only touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. Neither team scored in the second half.

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Nov. 19, 1972 – Baltimore Colts 20, Cincinnati Bengals 19 at Riverfront Stadium

Less than two years removed from his dramatic game-winning field goal in Super Bowl V, Jim O’Brien delivered another dramatic kick to beat his hometown team, a 26-yarder with one second remaining. The kick came just 89 seconods after the Colts had blocked a Horst Muhlmann extra point, snapping his streak of 101 makes, a franchise record that stood until Doug Pelfrey broke it in 1997.

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