10 shining stars in Cincinnati Bengals’ monumental Wild Card win

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8. C.J. Uzomah

Every few weeks or so we’re treated to a C.J Uzomah game and this was one of those games. The former fifth-round pick out of Auburn was one of Joe Burrow’s favorite targets, grabbing six catches for 64 yards and the first touchdown of the evening. Uzomah hauled in all six targets sent his way, which shows why he’s one of Burrow’s favorite guys to throw to.

7. Sam Hubbard

What a game for local guy, Sam Hubbard, who showed up big in front of the Who Dey Nation. Hubbard had three tackles, one sack, and a key deflected pass in the fourth quarter that helped tip the scale in Cincy’s favor.

6. Zac Taylor

Zac Taylor gave one of the two game balls to Mike Brown and noted that if he was with another organization, he might not have gotten to year three. It’s hard not to root for Taylor even as frustrating as he can be sometimes. The players obviously love the guy and it shows on and off the field.

It’s awesome that the 31-year playoff drought came to an end while Taylor was the head coach of the team. Good for Zac Taylor, man.