NFL denies missed OPI call on Steelers’ game-winning TD
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November 10, — Precision quarterback Ken Anderson completes 20 of 22 passes a single game team completion percentage record as Cincinnati defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 17— December 14, — Though his team lost the season finale 27—3 to the Steelers in PittsburghBengals quarterback Ken Anderson finished the season winning the NFL passing title the highest quarterback rating.
September 28, — The Bengals defense earned its third shutout, drumming the New Orleans Saints 21—0. Simpson ran for yards, but Bengals' quarterback Ken Anderson passed for yards as the Bengals defeated the Bills 33—24 in front of a sellout crowd in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.
December 7, — The season is the only one that sees the Bengals shut out two opponents. The Bengals would shut out the Philadelphia Eagles 31—0.
December 21, — In the regular season's final game, the Bengals blew up the San Diego Chargers 47— Despite their 11—3 season record, the Bengals finished second in the AFC Central division to the defending and eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelerswho finished 12—2. The 11—3 record enabled the Bengals to capture the AFC Wild Card gave the team their highest winning percentage in franchise history.
Ken Anderson won his second consecutive NFL passing title. December 28, — In the organization's third playoff game, the Bengals once again had to travel. Despite a 14—10 victory over the Oakland Raiders in week five of the regular season, the Raiders top the Bengals in Oakland, 31— October 10, — Cincinnati shut out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21—0.
Coy got to the opposing passer 22 times inbut the NFL did not record quarterback sack statistics until Defensive back Ken Riley also recorded a franchise record 3 interceptions in the game, 2 from Namath and 1 from Richard Todd. It was a bitter ending in Namath's final game as a New York Jet. November 20, — In a game against the Miami Dolphinsduring a driving rainstorm, quarterback Ken Anderson threw a yard touchdown pass to tight end Bob Trumpyon a flea flicker play, to give the team a 23—17 win, knocking Miami out of playoff contention.
The play involved 3 different players handling the ball before Trumpy caught it, first a handoff to Archie Griffinthen a pitch to receiver John McDanieland finally a handoff back to Anderson, setting up the game-winning touchsdown pass. Trumpy's touchdown catch in the game was his only touchdown of the season and the last one of his stellar career. Trumpy retired after the season ended.
October 22, — In the lowest scoring game in Cincinnati Bengals' history, the Buffalo Bills pitched a 5—0 shutout. October 19, — The Bengals shut out the Vikings again, 14—0.
December 21, — Bengals defensive end Eddie Edwards set a single game team record by sacking Cleveland Browns ' quarterback Brian Sipe five times. The Brownsneeding a win to qualify for the playoffscame out ahead 27— The Bengals were an entertaining and successful team reaching the Super Bowl twice, but overall, the s was a decade of missed opportunities for the team.
Forrest Gregg continued to coach the Bengals through the seasonwinning 28 and losing Former Bengals' backup quarterback Sam Wyche began coaching the Bengals in Sam would stay on as head coach through the rest of the decade, winning 61 and losing Eddie Brown — — Superb deep threat Wide Receiver who finished his career with receptions for 6, yards an impressive Brown was selected as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in Inhe recorded 53 receptions for 1, yards and 9 touchdowns, helping the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII and setting franchise single-season records for receiving yards and yards per catch.
Chad Johnson surpassed Brown's receiving record with 1, yards inbut it took him 37 more receptions than Brown 90 to do so. Brown also set a franchise record with receiving yards in a single game in the season. Reggie Williams — — played effectively at outside linebacker and served on the Cincinnati city council.
Williams intercepted 14 passes in his career. Louis Breeden — — Breeden is second on the list for all-time career interceptions with Jim Breech — — Breech was the Bengals' placekicker for 13 seasons.
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He is the team's all-time leading scorer with 1, points, and was a perfect 9 for 9 in overtime field goals during his career, an NFL record. Breech was also automatic in both of the Bengals' Super Bowl appearances in the s, not missing a field goal or extra point in either one.Steelers @ Bengals AFC Wildcard 2016 Bizzare Finish
Tim Krumrie — — All-Pro nose tackle who led the team in tackles in five seasons. He returned as DL position coach until David Fulcher — — hard-hitting, All-Pro linebacker-sized strong safety.
The "vulture" had 31 career interceptions and made the Pro Bowl three times. Rodney Holman — — A three-time pro bowl — tight end, Holman's superb blocking and pass catching was a key reason for the Bengals' success in the s and assisted them to Super Bowl XXIII.
Career stats are receptions for 4, yards and 36 touchdowns. As ofHolman's receptions with the Bengals ranks him as their 6th all-time leading receiver. Ross recorded a Super Bowl record 11 receptions for yards and 2 touchdowns in the game, which would have likely earned him the Super Bowl MVP award if his team had won. Career stats are receptions for 3, receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.
Eric Thomas — — Pro Bowl cornerback. Thomas was a vital part of the defense on the Bengals' Super Bowl team. In his career, Thomas collected 15 interceptions. Cris Collinsworth —88 — Tall, lanky, affable wide receiver and three-time Pro Bowler. James Brooks — — In his eight years as a Bengal running backBrooks rushed for 6, yards averaging 4. Brooks earned spots on four pro bowls. He left the Bengals as the team's all-time leading rusher, a record now held by Corey Dillon with 8, yards.
Boomer Esiason —, — Bengals' quarterback who became renowned early on in his career for his ability to execute the play action pass. He holds the Bengals single game records for passing yards and touchdown passes 5. The season before his last, as quarterback for the Arizona CardinalsBoomer threw for over 1, yards in just a three-week span, leading the Cardinals to victories over the Washington RedskinsPhiladelphia Eaglesand New York Giants. He also heads fund-raising for cystic-fibrosis charities.
Tim McGee —, — McGee recorded receptions for 4, yards in his 8 seasons with the Bengals, a He also led the NFL in kickoff return yards in his rookie season. Ickey Woods — — Fullback who balanced well with his halfback counterpart, James Brooksto provide balance in the highly potent offense during the Super Bowl season of Ickey was famous for his " Ickey Shuffle " dance after he would score a touchdown. He rushed for 1, yards, caught 21 passes for yards, and scored an NFL rookie record 15 touchdowns in his first season, but two knee surgeries cut his promising career short.
Coach Forrest Gregg decided to bench Anderson in the second half and brought in third-string quarterback Turk Schonert second-string quarterback Jack Thompson was injured at the time. With Schonert in command of the offense, the Bengals stormed back and won the game 27— He threw only 7 interceptions in the remaining 15 games of the season. December 20, — The Bengals defeated the Atlanta Falcons 30—28 in the final regular season game. It was the first postseason win in franchise history. The Bengals' offensive linemen were on the field with their standard sleeveless jerseys in an effort to intimidate a Charger team more accustomed to the warmer California weather.
Super Bowl XX is the only game since with this feature. The Bengals hurt themselves early and often in the game. After recovering a fumble from the 49ers on the opening kickoff, the Bengals gave the ball right back to San Francisco by throwing an interception, which led to a 49ers touchdown on their next possession. Later, a fumble cost the Bengals a sure score and another gave the 49ers a field goal.
By halftime, the 49ers had built a 20—0 lead, the largest halftime margin in Super Bowl history, at the time. The Bengals made a valiant comeback attempt in the second half, and managed to outscore San Francisco by 15 points, but committed even more costly turnovers; another interception and a turnover on downs when the 49ers stuffed an attempted fourth down conversion attempt on the San Francisco one-yard line.
Cincinnati ended up losing the game 26—21 despite outgaining the 49ers in total yards to and setting 3 Super Bowl records: December 20, — On a Monday Night Football stage, Bengals' quarterback Ken Anderson set a single-game team record by completing 40 passes in a 50—34 shootout loss to the San Diego Chargers.
November 28, — Defensive back Ken Riley tied his own franchise record by intercepting 3 passes from Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkettleading the Bengals to a 31—17 win. January 2, — In the regular season's final game, the Bengals beat the Houston Oilers 35— Cincinnati once again won the AFC Central division crown. Ken Anderson set an NFL record by completing 20 consecutive passes in the game and finished the season winning his second consecutive passing title.
It was the second time in his career he had won the title in back-to-back seasons. Anderson finished the season completing December 17, — Bengals cornerback Ken Riley played his last game in a 20—14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. October 28, — Bengals' bruising fullback Larry Kinnebrew scored four touchdowns setting a team single game scoring record as the Bengals drilled the Houston Oilers 31— September 28, — In one of the worst losses in franchise history, the defending Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears went into Cincinnati and housed the Bengals 44—7.
December 21, — In the final game of the seasonBengals' quarterback Boomer Esiason set a team record by throwing five touchdown passes as Cincinnati shot down the New York Jets 52— It was also the last game for Bengals' quarterback Ken Anderson.
September 4, — The Bengals opened the season against the newly relocated Phoenix Cardinals. A goal line stand on both the first and the last drive of the game preserved a 21—14 victory and showed the Bengals could win the close games in a new season after losing so many heartbreakers the year before. October 16, — After leading Cincinnati to six straight wins to begin the season, Boomer Esiason set a single game team record throwing 5 interceptions in a 27—21 loss to the New England Patriots.
November 6, — Bengals' wide receiver Eddie Brown set a single-game team record by amassing receiving yards as the Bengals abused the Pittsburgh Steelers 42—7 in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.
December 17, — In the regular season finale, Bengal place kicker Jim Breech kicked a short field goal in overtime to edge the Washington Redskins 20— The win brought the team to 12—4 and locked up the organization's fifth AFC Central division title.
December 31, — Cincinnati hosted its fourth NFL playoff game. The Bengals boasted the highest-scoring offense inand rebounded from a 4—12 record in But a few unfortunate events prevented the team from capturing the world championship. The night before the game, Bengals fullback Stanley Wilson suffered a "cocaine relapse", and did not participate in the game. Head coach Sam Wyche was forced to alter the game plan only hours before the opening kickoff. Bengals All-Pro nose tackle Tim Krumrie broke his leg in three places while tackling Roger Craig early in the first quarter.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Bengals cornerback Lewis Billups dropped a sure interception in the end zone which would have sealed a Cincinnati win.
The 49ers Jerry Rice scored on the next play. Despite all the adversity, the game remained close and the Bengals led the 49ers in the waning minutes of the game until the memorable drive late in the game, capped by a touchdown pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor with only 34 seconds left in the contest, which erased a Bengal lead and put the 49ers ahead for good.
September 25, — the Battle of Ohio takes center stage on Monday Night Football for the first time ever at Riverfront Stadium, with the Bengals winning October 29, — Boomer Esiason tied his own record for touchdown passes in a game as the Bengals demolished the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56— The Bengals tied a team record with eight touchdowns in the game. December 3, — The Bengals were on the winning end of the first shutout in the Battle of Ohioflushing the Cleveland Browns 21—0.
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It was the last shutout for the Bengals until when they once again shut the Browns out. December 17, — Head coach Sam Wyche was known as an emotional, quotable and outspoken leader.
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A rivalry developed with the head coach of the Houston OilersJerry Glanville. Up 45—0 in the final period, Wyche called for a fourth down conversion attempt which was successfuland an onside kick also successful.
The final score was After the game, Wyche said his only regret was that Bengal kicker Lee Johnson missed an extra point. Sam also observed that Glanville's Oilers were the dumbest, most undisciplined team he had ever seen. October 7, — Bengals' quarterback Boomer Esiason threw for yards a single game team passing record in a victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The victory made the team once again AFC Central division champs.
January 6, — In the organization's sixth home playoff game, Sam Wyche and the Bengals again drilled the Houston Oilers 41— January 13, — A week after the victory over the Oilers, the Los Angeles Raiders knock the Bengals out of the playoffs by a 20—10 score.
During the game, All-Pro running back Bo Jackson suffered a career ending hip injury on a routine tackle by linebacker Kevin Walker. He had already transferred control to his son, Mike Brownbut was reported to still influence the daily operations of the team. Shortly after his death, the Bengals' fortunes changed for the worse for a long time. During the decade, the team was nicknamed the "Bungles" by detractors. His last full season was Shula lost his job after starting the season 1—6.
Former Bengals' tight endand long-time offensive coordinator, Bruce Coslet took over the coaching duties midway through the season and coached the Bengals through the first three games of the seasonlosing his last game to the Baltimore Ravens 37—0. Coslet won 21 and lost 39 as Bengals' head coach. He was the defensive coordinator for the Bengals under Coslet after being coordinator for the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
LeBeau led the Bengals to a season record of 4—12 in Memorable players from the s[ edit ] Lee Johnson — — Was the Bengals punter for 11 seasons. Overall, Johnson played 18 seasons in the NFL and recorded a career total of 51, punting yards, the third most in NFL history when he was cut from the team. During the dismal decade Johnson made a bitter comment about team management referring to individuals higher than the coaches and was suspended, fined and then cut from the team before the Pickens incident.
Johnson was one of the more recognizable and veteran players. Carl Pickens —99 and Darnay Scott —both wide receivers along with quarterback Jeff Blake — Divisional rivals The Cleveland Browns and the Steelers have been divisional rivals since the two cities' teams began playing against each other in After posting a 9—31 record in the first 40 games of the series between the two cities, the Steelers recently took over the all-time series lead for the first time ever 64—56 ; partly due to their dominance over the post Cleveland Browns franchise and won twelve straight before the Browns snapped their losing skid against them by beating them 13—6 on December 10, Additionally, the Browns lost 16 straight years in Pittsburgh from — and posted an abysmal 5—24 record at Three Rivers Stadium overall.
Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher coached the Browns special teams and secondary before following Marty Schottenheimer for a brief tenure as Kansas City Defensive Coordinator, and then hired by Pittsburgh.
This has only intensified the rivalry. The Steelers lead the all-time series with 75—, with Week 1 of the season marking the first time the two teams tied each other. The Baltimore Ravens and the Steelers have had several memorable match-ups and have a bitter divisional rivalry.
Both teams handed the other their first losses at their current home fields. Later that season Pittsburgh won a divisional playoff game 27—10 against Baltimore, who was the defending Super Bowl champion. During their NFL championship season inthe Ravens defeated the Steelers in Pittsburgh16—0, in the season opener with the Steelers later exacting revenge, 9—6, in Baltimore the Ravens' final loss of the season.
The Steelers lead the series begun in16— The two teams complement each other by consistently fielding strong defenses in their division. The Steelers lead the all-time series, 27— Inthe Steelers kept their playoff hopes alive they later won the division with a late-season 7—3 win in snowy Cincinnati.
One of the most memorable games was the AFC Wildcard playoff gamein which the Steelers, en route to a Super Bowl titlewon a 31—17 come-from-behind victory after Bengals QB Carson Palmer was forced to leave the game with a knee injury. The injury happened when nose tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen contacted Palmer's knee during a passing play.
The Bengals players called this a dirty play; the NFL ruled that it was accidental and did not fine von Oelhoffen for the hit. This incident has led to an intensifying of the rivalry since this game.
The Bengals beat the Steelers in week 13 of the season 38—31, and wide receiver T. Houshmandzadeh used a Terrible Towel to polish his cleats while walking up the tunnel after the game, fueling the rivalry.
The Steelers and Bengals finished and with identical records 11—5 and 8—8 respectivelysplitting both regular-season series, the Bengals winning the tiebreaker both years due to having a superior division record. The Steelers also are responsible for ending the Bengals' season in Cincinnati two years in a row, eliminating them from the playoffs in and taking them out of contention in The rivalry has become more intense again since the season.
A central figure is Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict amongst others, not seldomly inflicting questionable hits, resulting in season ending injuries to several Steelers on multiple occasions. In the wildcard game in Cincinnati, Burfict after injuring Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also was the culprit of a late penalty directly responsible for an extremely unlikely Steelers comeback victory, which continued the Bengals then year streak of seasons without a playoff win.
The Steelers lead the all-time series, 63— Historic rivals Oakland Raiders The Raiders—Steelers rivalry was one of the most heated of the s and early to mids. The wild card Pittsburgh football team was knocked out of the playoffs the following year by the Raiders in the AFC Divisional round 33—14, but fired back with two straight AFC Championships in 24—13 and 16—10 over Oakland.
Oakland responded with a victory over Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game 24—7 the third consecutive AFC title game between the two teamsbut not before Chuck Noll referred to Oakland's George Atkinson as part of the NFL's "criminal element" after his alleged cheap-shot on Lynn Swann during a regular-season matchup. Atkinson and the Raiders later filed a defamation of character lawsuit against Noll, but lost. While the rivalry has dissipated over the years mostly due to Oakland's decline afterthe teams have had notable games against each other including an upset Steelers victory towards the end of the season to prevent the Raiders from obtaining homefield advantage in the playoffs, and an upset Raiders victory in week 8 of the NFL season 20—13which helped cost the Steelers a playoff berth; three years later another Raiders upset took place.
In Week 13, the game lead changed five times on five touchdowns in the fourth quarter; Bruce Gradkowski 's third touchdown of the quarter won it with nine seconds to go, and the 27—24 loss cost the Steelers another playoff run. The teams met at Pittsburgh inwhere the Steelers blew out the Raiders 35—3, and ended their 3-game winning streak; the game was further notable for a punch thrown by Richard Seymour of the Raiders against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The Raiders then hosted the Steelers in and erased a 31—21 gap to win 34— The two clubs met again in and the Raiders won again, 21— Inthe Steelers defeated the Raiders 38—35 at Heinz Field.
The Steelers trail the all-time series 16—13 13—10 in regular season.
In their last matchup, the Raiders defeated the Steelers in Oakland 24—21 on December 9, Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys—Steelers rivalry  started with the Cowboys' first game as a franchise in against the Steelers at the Cotton Bowl with the Steelers coming away with a 35—28 victory.
These teams hold a record for the most times three that two teams have met in a Super Bowl. The teams featured an all-star matchup at quarterback between the Steelers' Terry Bradshaw and the Cowboys' Roger Staubachboth of whom are in the Hall of Fame. InStaubach's final season, the two defending conference champs met again at Three Rivers, the Steelers winning 14—3 en route to winning their fourth Super Bowl title.
The Steelers won six of eight meetings during the s and 80s, before the Cowboys won all four meetings during the s, including the teams' record third Super Bowl meeting inas this time the heavily favored Cowboys beat the Steelers 27— The Cowboys won on December 16,at Cowboys Stadium by a 27—24 margin in overtime and won at Heinz Field on November 13, The all-time series is led by the Dallas Cowboys, 17— The teams will next play in the regular season in Dallas in Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos in broke a tie with the Oakland Raiders for the most playoff meetings versus the Steelers and added yet another meeting in the Broncos have met Pittsburgh eight times to Oakland's six.
The rivalry dates frombut the first notable contest came inwhen Denver dealt Pittsburgh its first regular-season defeat at Three Rivers Stadium23— The following year, they met in the NFL's first regular-season overtime game, which ended in a 35—35 tie.
Denver's first playoff game had them hosting the Steelers in the divisional round; the Broncos won 34— The following year, the Steelers hosted and defeated Denver 33—10 in the divisional round. Their next playoff matchup was the divisional round in Mile High Stadium ; the Steelers pulled the upset 24— They nearly pulled the upset again 5 years later in Denver, but the Broncos prevailed in the divisional playoff, 24— The two clubs met twice inas the Steelers defeated the Broncos in the regular season but fell in the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs; Denver presently leads the series 20—11—1, including 5—3 in the playoffs.
Neither team has beaten the other more than three times in a row. In their last matchup, the Broncos beat the Steelers on November 25, in Denver by the score of 24— New England Patriots The New England Patriots emerged as a prominent rival in league circles when the Patriots upset the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Heinz Fieldthough the two teams had met in the postseason twice before; the Patriots defeated the Steelers in while the Steelers won in ; both times, the Patriots fielded players with Pittsburgh-area roots in Ty Law and Curtis Martin.