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The Bengals Are Hoping To Gift Themselves With A Belated Present In Denver On Monday

The Bengals are looking to buck some Monday Night History with a win over the Broncos.

History won't be on the Bengals' side in Denver when they attempt to clinch the AFC playoff's No. 2 seed against the Broncos in a Monday Night Football showdown at Mile High Stadium.

Cincinnati (11-3) owns an 11-21 record all-time in Monday Night Football games. The Bengals are 5-11 in their past 16 Monday appearances dating to 1989. Under coach Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are a little better, with a 4-5 record on Monday night.

They lost the last time playing on Monday, dropping a 10-6 defensive struggle against the Houston Texans on Nov. 6, ending a perfect 8-0 start to the season. Houston entered play with  a 3-5 record, and used the victory as a springboard to a hot streak while ending the longest unbeaten streak to open a season in Bengals history.

The Bengals had won two in a row on Monday night. Their last Monday night win came last season, 37-28 at home with a fourth-quarter comeback against Denver in Week 16, and clinched a playoff berth. Denver entered play with an 11-3 record. The Broncos are 10-4 this season.  

In a statistical oddity, the Bengals are 2-0 against Denver on Monday night, with their first win coming in 2004 in coach Lewis' second year with the team.

Here's a complete listing of the Bengals’ 31 previous Monday night games:


11-2-70 @Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-10, Three Rivers

12-2-74 @Miami Dolphins, 24-3, Orange Bowl

11-17-75 BUFFALO Bengals, 33-24, Riverfront

11-8-76 L.A. RAMS Bengals, 20-12, Riverfront

12-6-76 @Oakland Raiders, 35-20, Oakland Coliseum

10-17-77 @Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-14, Three Rivers

10-9-78 @Miami Dolphins, 21-0, Orange Bowl

11-13-78 OAKLAND Raiders, 34-21, Riverfront

12-11-78 @L.A. Rams Bengals, 20-19, L.A. Coliseum

12-20-82 @San Diego Chargers, 50-34, S.D. Jack Murphy

10-10-83 PITTSBURGH Steelers, 24-14, Riverfront

11-28-83 @Miami Dolphins, 38-14, Orange Bowl

10-1-84 @Pittsburgh Steelers, 38-17, Three Rivers

9-30-85 @Pittsburgh Bengals, 37-24, Three Rivers

10-13-86 PITTSBURGH Bengals, 24-22, Riverfront

9-25-89 CLEVELAND Bengals, 21-14, Riverfront

11-13-89 @Houston Oilers, 26-24, Astrodome

12-25-89 @MinnesotaVikings, 29-21, Metrodome

10-1-90 @SeattleSeahawks, 31-16, Kingdome

10-22-90 @ClevelandBengals, 34-13, Cleveland

10-21-91 @BuffaloBills, 35-16, Rich

12-9-91 @Miami Dolphins, 37-13, Joe Robbie

10-19-92 @Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-0, Three Rivers

10-25-04 DENVER Bengals, 23-10, Paul Brown

12-18-06 @Indianapolis Colts, 34-16, RCA Dome

9-10-07 BALTIMORE  Bengals, 27-20, Paul Brown

10-1-07 NEW ENGLAND Patriots, 34-13, Paul Brown

11-8-10 PITTSBURGH Steelers, 27-21, Paul Brown

9-10-12 @BaltimoreRavens, 44-13, M&T Bank

9-16-13 PITTSBURGH Bengals, 20-10, Paul Brown

12-28-14 DENVER Bengals, 37-28, Paul Brown

11-16-15 HOUSTON Texans, 10-6, Paul Brown

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