Curse in Cincinnati?



The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since 1990, the longest streak in the NFL. It appeared the stars had finally aligned for the playoff-win
hungry Bengals last Sunday, when they hosted the sixth-seeded San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium.

Here’s why Marvin Lewis and company should have won:

-They were undefeated at home. They compiled an impressive list of victories at home beating teams like the Packers, Colts, and Patriots- all playoff-bound

-They were coming off two of their best games of the season, beating the Vikings and Ravens by an average of 22.5 points in Weeks 16 and 17.

-They had already defeated the Chargers earlier in the season, and under the sunny skies of San Diego no less. They won 17-10 on December 1st,.

Of course, the heavily-favored Bengals did not win nor did they come particularly close to winning on Sunday. The San Diego Chargers won handily, 27-10, in front of what’s become a familiar look of heartbreak in Paul Brown Stadium.

However, this familiar look of heartbreak is not restricted to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. In a cruel coincidence, The Cincinnati Reds also haven’t won a playoff series since 1990.

This is not to say the Reds and Bengals have been bad. In fact, both teams have had exceptional regular seasons, especially lately.

The breakdown of both teams regular seasons since 2009:


Bengals: 10-6 AFC North Champions*

Reds: 78-84 4th in NL Central


Bengals: 4-12 4th in AFC North

Reds: 91-71 NL Central Champions*


Bengals: 9-7 AFC Wild Card*

Reds: 79-83 3rd in NL Central


Bengals: 10-6 AFC Wild Card*

Reds: 97-65 NL Central Champions*


Bengals: 11-5 AFC Champions*

Reds: 90-72 NL Wild Card*

*Indicates the team lost in the first round of playoffs

The Bengals have been to playoffs 4 times in 5 seasons and the Reds have made the trip 3 times. That’s a combined 7 trips to the playoffs in the last 5 years for a combined 0 playoff wins (or advancements in baseball). Given the regular season success Cincinnati has enjoyed the past 5 years, it’s remarkable how little post-season success the city has endured.

Cincinnatians are understandably getting restless.

They say they are due, but so do Cubs fans…


  1. independent escort bangalore
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    We’re also a bunch associated with volunteers as well as commencing the latest plan inside our online community. Your internet-site presented united states together with practical details so that you can paintings for. You have done your challenging career along with our complete local community will probably be thankful to you.

  2. miami heat coach girlfriend
    Posted June 1, 2014 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    Howdy superb website! Does running a blog such as this require a great deal of work?
    I have virtually no understanding of coding but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the
    near future. Anyway, if you have any recommendations or techniques for new
    blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I just needed to
    ask. Cheers!

  3. Roofing Cincinnati Ohio
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Whatever aand wherever ykur imagination goes,
    the aspiration homes proivided by Golf Journal, The Progressive
    Farmer and HGTV demonstrate the latest trends in laying a solid foundation for your dream
    home. They should run to an underground drainage system orr made to at
    least run away from the founndation by way of an extension orr splash block.By choosing a well-known and reputed firm,
    you can assure about their quality of work, as all biig firms have stagf well trained andd experienced in their own field.

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *