HISTORICAL STATS THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU CRINGE
July 5, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
One of the themes of the upcoming season will be for the Bengals to make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 30 years (and first time ever in complete seasons since 1982 was shortened due to a strike) and also win a playoff game for the first time since the 1990 season.
When the Texans defeated the Bengals in last season’s AFC Wild Card round game, it marked every team in the league (including the four added via moves or expansion) winning at least one playoff game since the Bengals defeated the Houston Oilers 41-14 in a Wild Card round game on Jan. 6, 1991. Since then, the Bengals are 0-4 in playoff games.
The six longest current playoff win droughts are:
Bengals – Last win on Jan. 6, 1991, vs. Houston in an AFC Wild Card Round game. They are 0-4 since then with their last postseason appearance being last season.
Lions – Last win on Jan. 5, 1992, when they beat Dallas 28-6 in an NFC Divisional Round game. They are 0-7 since then with their last postseason appearance being last season.