Oct. 22, 2000 – Cincinnati Bengals 31, Denver Broncos 21 at Paul Brown Stadium
Corey Dillon ran for an NFL record 278 yards and two touchdowns to lead the winless Bengals to a victory against a Denver team that would go on to finish 11-5 and make the playoffs. In addition to improving to 1-6, the win was the first for head coach Dick LeBeau, who took over after Bruce Coslet resigned three weeks into the season.
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Oct. 22, 1990 – Cincinnati Bengals 34, Cleveland Browns 13 at Cleveland Stadium
Quarterback Boomer Esiason completed just seven passes, but two of them went for touchdowns to Rodney Holman and Michael Barber as the Bengals routed the Browns on Monday Night Football.
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Oct. 22, 1989 – Indianapolis Colts 23, Cincinnati Bengals 12 at Riverfront Stadium
The Indianapolis defense held the Bengals to 218 yards while intercepting Boomer Esiason twice, and the Colts offense scored two touchdowns in the final 2 minutes and 7 seconds to rally for the victory.
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Oct. 22, 1978 – Buffalo Bills 5, Cincinnati Bengals 0 at Rich Stadium
Tom Dempsey’s 20-yard field goal in the second quarter accounted for the only points of the game until the Bills tackled punt returner Vernon Law in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter. The loss, which is one of only three games in NFL history to end in a 5-0 score, dropped the Bengals to 0-8.
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Oct. 22, 1972 – Los Angeles Rams 15, Cincinnati Bengals 12 at Los Angeles Coliseum
After trailing the entire game, the Bengals tackled Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel in the end zone for a game-tying safety, but LA kicker David Ray won the game with 32-yard field goal. It was the first time in NFL history a game finished 15-12 and still stands as one of just eight such games to end in that score.