Sport The history of Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals

15:06  14 october  2021
15:06  14 october  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

C.J. Uzomah celebrates huge game by drinking fan's beer after Bengals' Thursday night win

  C.J. Uzomah celebrates huge game by drinking fan's beer after Bengals' Thursday night win Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah scored a pair of touchdowns against the Jaguars on Thursday night - and celebrated by drinking a fan's beer.The Cincinnati Bengals tight end scored two touchdowns and had a huge 25-yard reception with about one minute left to set up Evan McPherson's game-winning field goal as time expired in the Bengals' 24-21 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

0-5 has never been this sweet has it, Detroit Lions fans? Are we having a good or what? This Sunday the Lions will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals into to town to answer one question. Which Lions player will have a season-ending injury this week? Until we learn that, let’s learn some history. I called my friend H.G. Wells and he brought his time machine over. Let’s go back in time. Way back to September 27, 1970.

  The history of Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals © Set Number: X15247

The first time

The Bengals were just two years old when they played Detroit for the very first time. The Lions proceeded to beat the hell out of the Bengals in a 38-3 win in Detroit. The picture we used for this article is from that game. That’s Hall of Famer Alex Karras going in for the kill against Bengals quarterback Sam Wyche. Some of the older Lions fans may remember Wyche from his one season with the Lions in 1974. Although his Lions career wasn’t exactly memorable with his one career pass for the team before he was drafted by the Florida Blazers in the 39th round of the World Football League draft. That one pass was picked off, by the way.

Who will be NFL's last undefeated team standing in 2021 season?

  Who will be NFL's last undefeated team standing in 2021 season? Five teams stand at 3-0 entering Sunday, but there could be as few as one unblemished outfit remaining after Week 4's action.The Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Rams are the lone outfits to exit the first month of the season unblemished. The Rams and Cardinals will meet Sunday, guaranteeing that there will be at least one fewer unbeaten team after Week 4 – but at least one to make it that far, as well. And the Panthers, Broncos and Raiders all face stiff tests that could result in their first blemish of the year.

The Bengals would go on to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history after this loss. The Lions made it, too.

What the world was like

A lot was going on in September of 1970. Just one week before this game, the first ever Monday Night Football game went down. The Browns beat the Jets 31-21 in that game. Rapper Mystikal was born a few days earlier and his first words were “Danger!” The number one movie in America was “Tora! Tora! Tora!” a film about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Roger Ebert said it was “one of the deadest, dullest blockbusters ever made,” which proves it's impossible to make a good movie about Pearl Harbor.

Random stats

While the Lions won that first matchup, they would only go on to beat the Bengals two more times. The Lions are 3-9 against the Cincinnati and haven't beat them since November of 1992. The number one song in America the last time the Lions beat the Bengals was “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” which starred a 12-year-old Macaulay Culkin. He’s now 41.

Bengals to have RB 'committee' of Samaje Perine, Chris Evans if Joe Mixon can't play?

  Bengals to have RB 'committee' of Samaje Perine, Chris Evans if Joe Mixon can't play? Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Mixon must complete at least some on-the-field work ahead of time to be cleared to face the Packers.It appears Cincinnati may not have a cemented RB1 at all for Week 5.

The Lions haven’t played the Bengals since 2017, and they haven’t played them at home since 2013. The Lions have only beat the Bengals once in Detroit. It was that first game in 1970. Macaulay Culkin wasn’t alive yet.

Worst memory

We’ll go super recent for that one. The Lions needed a win over the Bengals to have a chance to make the playoffs in 2017. On top of that, Jim Caldwell’s job was on the line. The Lions headed out to Cincinnati and proceeded to poop the bed an ugly 26-17 loss. Caldwell was fired a few weeks later and Matt Patricia was then hired. This game ultimately started the downfall of the entire organization from potential playoff team to the 0-5 team that stands before you today.

Best memory

Gee, that’s a hard one. Anyone here alive in 1970? What about 1974? I was alive in 1992, but I can’t remember this game. So I guess the best memory would have to come from a loss. How about the time Barry Sanders ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns in an overtime loss to the Bengals back in 1998? Here, check out this video.

Lions coach Dan Campbell: NFL yet to say anything about missed delay of game call

  Lions coach Dan Campbell: NFL yet to say anything about missed delay of game call Lions coach Dan Campbell said he did not get an explanation from the NFL after an apparent missed delay-of-game call in Ravens' win over the Lions.Campbell said in a video conference Monday he did not receive an explanation from the NFL about the play, and the league declined comment beyond the pool report from after Sunday's game.

Game dive

Let’s do something a little different. Let me dive into a game I wasn’t even alive for. The Lions 23-19 win over the Bengals in December of 1974. Before we dive into that, let’s talk a little about the 1974 Lions. This was the last season the Lions played in Tiger Stadium. They would move to the brand new Pontiac Silverdome the next season. The Lions went 7-7 that year and missed the playoffs.

In the game, Greg Landry threw for 115 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The Bengals rolled with Ken Anderson. The 16-year Bengals quarterback threw for just 87 yards in this game before he suffered an injury. He was eventually replaced by Wayne Clark, who threw two interceptions on eight passes.

Charlie Sanders caught Landry’s sole touchdown in this game, but it came with 35 seconds left and gave the Lions the lead for the rest of the game. It was one of Sanders’ three touchdowns during the 1974 season.

Check out the highlights:

Baker Mayfield plans to face Broncos on Thursday despite shoulder injury .
Backup Case Keenum remains available to fill in for Mayfield if Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski ultimately decides to protect his QB1 from himself.According to Kevin Patra of the NFL's website, Mayfield addressed reporters Tuesday and left no doubt he's planning on playing against Denver.

usr: 4
This is interesting!