The confetti from Super Bowl LVII has fallen and a champion has been crowned. Cincinnati Bengals fans aren't necessarily happy about the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl but hopefully, the front office learned a few things from this game.
The biggest talking point from this game will obviously be the officiating so no, this article won't have a section dedicated to "PaYiNg ThE rEfS" so I don't need to see those jokes in the comments.
With that out of the way, let's look at some of the things that the Bengals hopefully learned from this game.
Trade acquisitions matter
The Chiefs had a massive punt return late in the game that helped win them the game. The punt returner on that play, Kadarius Toney, was not on Kansas City's roster when the season began. He was a first-round pick by the Giants in 2021 and struggled to stay healthy and make much of an impact there.
During the trade deadline, the Chiefs shocked some people by acquiring him and he proved to be a massive addition to their offense and special teams, especially in the playoffs. He had that huge punt return late in the game and also scored a touchdown for KC in the Super Bowl. Talk about a championship impact.
The Bengals aren't a team known for making big trades but if they want that elusive Super Bowl win, they need to start throwing their hat into the ring at the trade deadline.