Cincinnati Bengals Flashback: 3 big moments vs. Bears

Eric Bruns
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Oct. 25, 2009 – Bengals Demolish Bears for Second Time in Four Years

After that 2005 victory and playoff season, the Bengals struggled to make the playoffs again, until 2009. The Bengals started the season off with a loss to the Broncos going 0-1, which everyone knows makes it hard to make the playoffs.

The Bengals fought back and ended the season 10-6 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2005. Unfortunately, it ended in another Wild Card weekend loss, this time to the Jets. However, they at least gave the fans something to cheer about in the regular season.

The Bengals truly demolished Jay Cutler and the Bears in Week 7. This time at home in Cincinnati, Palmer threw for five touchdowns and now picks or sacks. Chad Ochocinco had 118 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Even with five passing touchdowns and 233 yards in the air, Cedric Benson enjoyed a great day on the ground with 37 carries for 189 yards and one trip into the end zone. Cutler threw for 251 yards for the Bears but threw three picks (two going to Leon Hall) and taking one sack.

The Bengals won 45-10 and the game was essentially over at halftime as the stripes got up 31-3. The Bears’ lone touchdown on the day came in garbage time as Cutler would hit Devin Hester for a five-yard score. This was the Bengals’ best win of the season.

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