Over the course of 46 seasons in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals seem to have had more than their fair share of heartbreaking moments. We're partnering with the Cincinnati Enquirer to take a nostalgic look back at some of the toughest moments Bengals fans have had to endure through the years, from injuries to fumbles. What's the worst moment the Bengal fans have ever experienced?
We have 16 of the worst moments in Bengal history for you to relive, in no particular order. Take a look through and remember the pain of those days so you can finally let go and move forward to a brighter Bengal future.
Bill Walsh Gets Passed Over for Head Coaching Job, Goes to San Francisco and Wins Super Bowl Against Bengals
Stanley Wilson Pre-Super Bowl Cocaine Relapse
Carson Palmer Injures Knee in Playoff Game Against Pittsburgh
Carson Palmer had been having a breakout season in 2005, passing for nearly 3,900 yards, 32 touchdowns, and boasting a 101.1 quarterback rating. On the first pass play of the Bengals' playoff game against Pittsburgh, defensive tackle Kim von Oelhoffen rolled into Palmer's knee, tearing the quarterback's ACL.On the same play, wide receiver Chris Henry hauled in Palmer's 66-yard pass but injured his knee as well. Despite this, the Bengals built an early 10-0 lead before giving up 24 unanswered points and turning the ball over three times. Pittsburgh won 31-17 en route to eventually winning the Super Bowl that year.