3 winners, 3 losers from Bengals’ thrilling win vs. Titans in Divisional Round
One game stands in between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Super Bowl. It’s crazy to think the Bengals would be in this spot a year ago, as Joe Burrow was recovering from a knee injury and the team had won just six games under Zac Taylor.
Yet, a year later, here the stripes are — One win away from Super Bowl LVI. Insane, isn’t it?
Cincy took down the Tennessee Titans in thrilling fashion, winning the game 19-16 to knock off the No. 1 seed and advance to the AFC Championship Game. It wasn’t easy, of course, as Burrow was sacked a record-breaking nine times and the Titans had all of the momenta when the two-minute warning hit.
Well, the rest is history. The Bengals got the ball back and Evan McPherson drilled the game-winning field goal from 52 yards out.
I steered clear of doing winners and losers last week due to the excitement of the team ending their 31-year playoff drought but also because there weren’t any clear-cut losers. This week, however, there were.
Just about everyone else could have been considered a winner but to ensure that you weren’t here reading all day, I narrowed it down to three. It was difficult but these three played the biggest role in the team winning this game so that’s why I chose the three I did.
Let’s get to it, shall we?