This week in Bengals history: Dec. 10

The Cincinnati Bengals have played five times on Dec. 10 and are 3-2 in those contests.

Here is a look at each game:

Dec. 10, 2006 – Cincinnati Bengals 27, Oakland Raiders 10 at Paul Brown Stadium

Rudi Johnson ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and Carson Palmer threw for a pair of scores to T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chris Henry as the Bengals won their fourth straight game to stay in the AFC playoff race at 8-5.

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Dec. 10, 2000 – Tennessee Titans 35, Cincinnati Bengals 3 at Adelphia Coliseum

Steve McNair threw for three touchdowns, and Eddie George ran for another score as the Titans improved to 11-3 and the Bengals fell to 3-11. Tennessee outgained Cincinnati 443 to 171 despite not forcing any turnovers.

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Dec. 10, 1995 – Cincinnati Bengals 16, Chicago Bears 10 at Riverfront Stadium

Only 38,642 showed up for the for the fourth-coldest game in Bengals history with a kickoff temperature of 8 degrees. Neither team reached the end zone until Jeff Blake hit Darnay Scott for a 38-yard touchdown with 3:41 left in the third quarter, putting Cincinnati ahead 16-3. Doug Pelfrey kicked field goals of 28, 37 and 39 yards.

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Dec. 10, 1989 – Seattle Seahawks 24, Cincinnati Bengals 17 at Riverfront Stadium

The Bengals jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but Seattle quarterback Dave Kreig threw three touchdown passes to rally the Seahawks, who sacked Cincinnati quarterback Boomer Esiason four times and recovered a fumble. Bengals cornerback Eric Thomas returned a Krieg interception 18 yards for a touchdown to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but Krieg hit Curt Warner for a game-winning 1-yard touchdown with 3:51 remaining.

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Dec. 10, 1977 – Cincinnati Bengals 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 10 at Riverfront Stadium

Lemar Parrish returned a Terry Bradshaw interception 47 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring, and Ken Anderson hit McInally with a 43-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter to break a 10-10 tie and move the Bengals into a first-place tie with the Steelers in the AFC Central Division with one game to play.

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