Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Cincinnati Bengals are in the playoffs!

Wow, the world did not end. Yep, I expected the Cincinnati Bengals to lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers to lose and miss the playoffs. Come on, it's the Cincinnati Bengals. After the Steelers beat up the Bengals in October, I said the season was over. Time for me to eat crow. Ummm, it tastes like chicken. The Cincinnati Bengals pulled out a victory in the final minute against the Steelers to beat them 13-10.

Here's the game in a nutshell. The Bengals could not run the ball. The Steelers vaunted defense was killing us. Thankfully, the Bengals defense played as well as the Steelers. It came down to the fourth quarter and the last minutes. The score was tied at ten. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis called for a fifty six yard field goal. Now if you miss it, you give the ball back to Steelers quarterback Benji Roethlisberger to drive down the field. Bengals miss. Then the Steelers try to kick fifty two yard field goal. They miss. Bad decisions abound.

The last minute of the game. The Steelers have the ball. They're driving. Then Benji overthrows a receiver. INTERCEPTED. Bengals safety Reggie Nelson picks the ball off. Still the Bengals are a long way from a field goal attempt. Seconds left. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hits his great wide receiver A.J. Green for twenty one yards. Wait a minute. The Bengals make a clutch play? Bengals substitute kicker Josh Brown kicks a 43 yard field goal. (Pictured celebrating the win.) Bengals take the lead and win. Bengals win. Bengals win. Oh my God, the Bengals win!

It's been thirty years since the Bengals went to the playoffs in back to back years. They will be the final Wild Card for the AFC. Now the next goal. Win the next game. And then dare we dream? The Cincinnati Bengals- Super Bowl Champs. Here's the story with video.

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