This was the most exciting Bengal win I can recall in the last 20 years. To be completely honest, there really wasn’t any point I actually thought Cincinnati would win this game, until Josh Brown’s kick finally sailed through the uprights. Sure, that’s awfully pessimistic, but Bengal fans understand how many times they have seen their team these types of games away. The end of the game brought a good solid three minutes of fist-pumping, screaming, jumping, and running around the living room. It was plenty enough to scare my five year old son, that much is certain.
I was extremely excited when the game was over. While being a Pittsburgh native (born and raised) I am the only Bengals fan around. And to be a Bengals fan who was BORN in Pittsburgh is rare. So obviously, when the Bengals and Steelers play, everything is tense in any house I reside in. This week was like any other. Me SURROUNDED by Steelers fans. So much was riding on this game, and everything, but when Nelson intercepted that pass, I was ecstatic.
You could hear a pin drop because of the other fans silence. But, then you heard me yelling at the top of my lungs. It was almost a story book ending to the game, because Dalton connected with Green to help defeat the Steelers. The two franchise players came up with a clutch play, and once Brown sunk that kick, I was probably the loudest person on my street. It was by far one of the happiest moments I’ve had as a Bengals fan. This team is going in the right direction, but the season isn’t over yet. Now to continue to be road warriors in the playoffs, and make it to New Orleans to hoist that trophy.