C.J. Uzomah thinks the Cincinnati Bengals can run the table

Leigh Oleszczak
C.J. Uzomah, Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
C.J. Uzomah, Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

After the Cincinnati Bengals won their first playoff game in 31 years, an emotional, but fired-up C.J. Uzomah spoke to the media. He’s been with the team since 2015 and was a rookie in the Bengals’ last playoff game before this one, which has become infamous considering what happened.

This season especially Uzomah has pounded the drum for this team all year. Ahead of the season, he asked Why not us?” during training camp, which definitely made people laugh because how could a team that won just four games be a true contender one year later?

When Uzomah sat down to talk to the media, he said “It’s just been a long time coming”. Indeed it has.

The best line from Uzomah during his post-game presser, however, was when he said what everyone else was thinking.

C.J. Uzomah believes in the Cincinnati Bengals

Once again, C.J. Uzomah asks — “Why not us?” 

What once seemed silly six months ago isn’t so silly anymore, is it?

This team has shown that, yes, they can lose to anyone but more importantly, they’ve proven they can beat anyone. They proved that in Week 17 when they took down the red-hot Chiefs and they proved it again on Saturday by advancing in the playoffs for the first time since 1991.

Uzomah played a big role in the win too, hauling in six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown, marking his biggest game since Week 14 against the 49ers and his first touchdown since Week 7 in Baltimore.

Following his touchdown, Uzomah celebrated by doing the Ickey Shuffle and then transitioning to the Gritty. He joked that Bills tight end Dawson Knox texted him and said the Ickey could have been better.

Uzomah might be a pending free agent in a matter of weeks but he continues to beat the drum for the Cincinnati Bengals and fans love him for it.

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