Bengals: My Plea to Fans, Let It Go!

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A Cincinnati Bengals fan cheers against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A Cincinnati Bengals fan cheers against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s been a week now, and to be completely honest, I’m not over it. That one hurt and hurt bad. It should be the Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. But it’s not. It’s not and there is nothing that we can do to change that. We lost. They won. Let it go. Get over it.

There’s more conspiracies going on about this game than the Steven Avery case. I like a good conspiracy theory, but it’s just getting out of hand and we need to squash them all and look towards next season. I’ll help you put them to rest:

Jeremy Hill’s knee was down! I get it. Days later after thousands of reviews at every angle possible, you can make an argument that it looks like Hill’s knee was down after the first play after the Burfict interception. But look, it shouldn’t of even been argumentative. Hold on to the ball and we’re playing next week. He messed up and that happens in the NFL.

Burfict’s hit was clean/Shazier hit was dirty! Judgement calls can be momentum changing, and this one certainly was. I will admit, that I do agree with this one, but these guys are professionals and should be able to play through adversity, especially while playing at home. They did play through it for a while, but not enough. The Burfict shouldn’t of been a play if the fumble doesn’t happen, or if they make a stop on 4th down. There was a lot more to the game than these plays.

Joey Porter should of been flagged! By rule, yes, he should of been flagged. I see no reason why a linebackers coach is on the field with the offense. It just doesn’t make sense. Maybe he does get flagged if the Bengals’ can keep their cool and explain the situation to the referees as opposed to bumping them. We’ll never know.

Martavis Bryant’s touchdown shouldn’t of counted! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a million times: I have no idea what a catch is and isn’t in the NFL. No comment on this one.

The ref that threw the flag on Pacman Jones was the brother to Joey Porter’s ex coachC’mon now! We’re getting a little ridiculous bringing these things up. I HIGHLY doubt that there is some sort of inside job going on between a brother duo in the NFL. Again, I love a conspiracy theory, but we’re stretching pretty far here. Especially since his brother was also a Bengals player and position coach at one point as well.

I’m sure there’s others that I’m missing. What’s done is done. We were one and done in the playoffs once again. You can’t blame this loss on just one person, coach or player. Football is a team game. You win as a team. You lose as a team. We’re not even in this position without the guys on this team. So I ask you Bengal Nation: PLEASE LET IT GO!

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