This week in Bengals history: Oct. 29


This week in Bengals history: Oct. 29

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CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons scrambles and has the ball knocked away by John Thornton #97 of the Cincinnati Bengals as Robert Geathers #91 and Justin Smith #90 pursue the play as the Falcons recovered the ball during the second quarter on October 29, 2006 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Oct. 29 and are 4-2 in those contests.

Here is a look at each of those games:

Oct. 29, 2006 – Atlanta Falcons 29, Cincinnati Bengals 27 at Paul Brown Stadium

Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns and carried nine times for 55 yards to rally the Falcons from an eight-point deficit. Carson Palmer’s 55-yard touchdown pass to Chris Henry with 3:41 got the Bengals within two, but that was the end of the scoring.

Oct. 29, 2000 – Cincinnati Bengals 12, Cleveland Browns 3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium

Corey Dillon ran for 137 yards and a touchdown to offset a dismal day by quarterback Akili Smith (7 of 20 for 84 yards with an interception), and the Bengals defense held the Browns to 182 total yards.

Oct. 29, 1995 – Cleveland Browns 29, Cincinnati Bengals 26 (OT) at Riverfront Stadium

The Bengals used an onside kick to score 10 points in the final 64 seconds to force overtime. David Klinger replaced the injured Jeff Blake and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Carl Pickens with 15 seconds left in regulation. Blake returned in overtime and threw an interception that set up the game-winning field goal for the Browns.

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Oct. 29, 1989 – Cincinnati Bengals 56, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 at Riverfront Stadium

Trailing 16-14 with less than a minute remaining in the first half, the Bengals outscored the Buccaneers 42-7 the rest of the way. Boomer Esiason threw five touchdowns passes and Erik Wilhelm tossed another as the team snapped a two-game losing streak with what remains the fourth highest point total in franchise history.

Oct. 29, 1978 – Cincinnati Bengals 28, Houston Oilers 13 at Riverfront Stadium

Pete Johnson ran for two touchdowns, and Isaac Curtis caught a 45-yard scoring strike from Ken Anderson as to lead the Bengals to their first win of the season after an 0-8 start.

Oct. 29, 1972 – Cincinnati Bengals 30, Houston Oilers 7 at Riverfront Stadium

Quarterback Ken Anderson threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Bengals outgained the Oilers 496 to 145 to improve to 5-2.

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