As bad as that was, like Hoosier Red said above, watching them lose the Pittsburgh game the following week in the manner they lost it was definitely worse, IMO.
Originally Posted by The Operator
It was either 2006 or 2007, Christmas Eve - Bengals vs. Broncos.
The Bengals needed one win to make the playoffs, and they had marched down the field to score a touchdown that would tie the game, pending the PAT. Brad St. Louis promptly blew the snap and The Bengals missed the playoffs, on a missed extra point.
Probably not the most painful loss of my life but certainly worth mentioning. That one stung for quite a while.