As Cincinnati gears up for its Wild Card game rematch with the Houston Texans on Saturday, take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Bengals playoff history.
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1. How many Wild Card playoff games have the Bengals appeared in since 1970?
Answer: Five. Dates/teams: 2011/Texans; 2009/New York Jets; 2005/Pittsburgh Steelers; 1990/Houston Oilers; 1982/New York Jets
2. Who was the first quarterback the Cincinnati Bengals faced in their first Wild Card playoff appearance?
(a) The Baltimore Colt’s Johnny Unitas
(b) The Jets Richard Todd
(c) The Oakland Raiders’ Ken Stabler
Answer: The New York Jets Richard Todd
3. How many total yards rushing have the Bengals accumulated in all of those Wild Card appearances?
4. What was the Bengals’ largest margin of victory in any Wild Card playoff game?
Answer: Twenty-seven points with a 41-14 versus the Houston Oilers in 1991.
5. Biggest loss margin?
Answer: Twenty-seven points with a 44-17 loss to the New York Jets in 1983.
6. In what season Wild Card game were the Bengals most favored according to Vegas lines?
(a) 1982 vs. New York Jets
(b) 2009 vs. the Texans
(c) 1975 vs. the Oakland Raiders
(d) 2005 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Answer: The 1982 season when the Bengals were favored by 4 over the New York Jets.
7. Okay, just for fun, everyone knows about the Freezer Bowl, but do you know the warmest Wild Card playoff game the Bengals played in?
(a) 82 degrees vs. the Houston Oilers
(b) 45 degrees vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers
(c) 75 degrees vs. the Houston Texans
Answer: In January 2012 it was 75 degrees in Houston during the first Texans vs. Bengals matchup.
8. Andy Dalton is making a consecutive postseason game with the Bengals. Who was the last QB to make consecutive postseason games with the team?
(a) Boomer Esiason
(b) Carson Palmer
(c) Kenny Anderson
(d) Virgil Carter
Answer: Though not a Wild Card playoff game in the 1981 season, it was Kenny Anderson and in the 1982 season.
9. A little trivia about the Houston Texans: What other current teams shared a little history with the nickname of “Texans” in the NFL?
(a) The Washington Redskins
(b) The Arizona Cardinals
(c) The Kansas City Chiefs
(d) The Oakland Raiders
Answer: In 1952 the Dallas Texas held one season with a record of 1 win and 11 losses in the NFL. In 1960 an AFL league team by the same name was started in Dallas, before moving to Kansas, where the team would be renamed the Kansas City Chiefs before the 1970 AFL/NFL merger.
Quiz source: Pro-Football-Reference.com
Don't miss the Bengals' Wild Card round playoff game against the Houston Texans Saturday with kickoff at 4:30 p.m.
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