Sunday, January 10, 2016

CINCINNATI BENGAL FANS GO FROM CHEERS TO TEARS

The last time the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game was back in 1990.  After failing to win their first round game the last several years, many have put the blame on QB, Andy Dalton and head coach, Marvin Lewis.  Dalton can share no blame in yesterday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers since he did not play due to injury and we will address Lewis a bit later.  The Bengals were 18 seconds from ending the playoff loss drought until Steeler kicker, Chris Boswell hit a 35 yard field goal to once again send the Bengals down in defeat.  The events leading up to that winning kick can be described many ways.  A couple of words come to mind might be bizarre or unbelievable.  Pittsburgh was holding on to a 15-0 lead as Cincinnati's offense could not get anything going until a 43 yard pass interference call set up their first touchdown to make the score, 15-7.  They added a  field goal shortly after to  get within 5 at 15-10.  If giving up 2 scores wasn't enough, Pittsburgh lost their QB, Ben Roethlisberger when he was sacked somewhat rough by Cincy LB, Vontaze Burfict.  Despite Burfict's reputation that he hates Pittsburgh, the sack was a legal hard football take down.  This tackle was nothing like the hit he put on Roethlisberger in the two teams previous meeting when Burfict clearly went for Roethlisberger's ankle.  That resulted in the NFL assessing fines on Burfict to something like $74000.  Yesterday's tackle was legitimate and it led to Roethlisberger being carted off the field to have his injured shoulder examined.  As they carted him off to the locker room. it gave many of the classless Bengal fans something to cheer about with some actually throwing trash at the cart.  Cheering for an opponents injury and throwing trash at that player as he leaves the field is about as low as any fan can be.  Bengal fans had more to cheer about as the Steeler offense became non existent under backup QB, Landry Jones and the Bengals were able to take the lead, 16-15 with under 2 minutes to go in the game.  Roethlisberger returned to the sidelines but Jones remained in the game, only to quickly throw an interception.  More cheers from Bengal fans as it appeared this game was now in hand.  That was until Cincy RB, Hill fumbled and Pittsburgh recovered deep in their own territory.  Roethlisberger entered the game with just over a minute to go and Pittsburgh still having all 3 timeouts.  Steelers moved the ball with short gains  enough for a couple of first downs, but nowhere near field goal range.  Now came the bizarre part of the game as Roethlisberger threw a pass too high to WR, Antonio Brown, along came Bengal cheap shot player, Vontaze Burfict to more or less save the day for Pittsburgh as he hit defenseless Brown in the head, helmet to helmet.  The play resulted in Brown getting a concussion and a 15 yard penalty on Burfict, moving the ball to the Bengal 33 yard line.  Steelers were now in field goal range with a 50 yard attempt but by no means a sure thing.  With Steeler coaches attending to the laid out Brown on the field, Cincinnati DB, Adam
"Pacman" Jones  took it upon himself to shove one of the Steeler coaches, which then resulted in another 15 yard penalty.  So from one play, we had 30 yards worth of penalties, the ball being moved from midfield to the Bengal's 18 yard line, with 18 seconds left in the game.  Needless to say, Steeler kicker, Bosworth easily made the 35 yard field goal to win the game.  That winning kick suddenly turned the many cheers into many tears. To sum up yesterday's game we would have to say:

1.  Hard fought game between 2 bitter rivals
2   Pittsburgh was extremely lucky to leave the game with a win.
3.  Another playoff game and another Bengal loss.
4.  Cannot blame Andy Dalton for this loss.
5.  Vontaze Burfict is a cheap dirty player that has no place in football.
6.  Some will say that Burfict and Adam Jones play with high emotion.
7.  I think Burfict and Jones let their emotions lead to stupidity.
8.  Cheering an opponents injury and throwing trash at him is as classless as any fan can get.
9.  Now getting to head coach, Marvin Lewis.  He is partly to blame for losing that game.  I say this only because he knows what kind of player, Vontaze Burfict is.  Burfict starts fights, takes cheap shots at opponents to cause injury and can be basically out of control.  In other words, Burfict's actions are nothing new, but still for some reason, Lewis is not able to control him.  For that reason, Lewis has to assume part of the blame for that unbelievable loss.  Maybe it is true that, Marvin Lewis cannot win the games that have the most importance.

Maybe there was some kind of weird justice that was put on the classless fans of the Bengals that caused the outcome of the game, but one thing was for sure

THE CHEERS FELL SILENT AND THE TEARS BEGAN TO FLOW IN CINCINNATI.

16 comments:

TheGainsFactor said...

That was one of the most eventful games I seen all season. The Bengals could have won if they didn't lose all control but that loss of control is what made it so eventful

Vikes365 said...

the bengals actions were despicable. both burfice and jones should be suspended for all of next season + fines too

KurtmaN6 said...

I vcr'd it and watched it 3 times already, it could possibly be one of the most twisted outcomes

mmendoza said...

The Steelers had some luck on there side but the Bengs did themselves in

DBACKS15 said...

luck had nothing to do with Cincinnati's stupidity

mr wiggles said...

LUCK??? THE STEELERS OWNED'EM THE WHOLE GAME!!!

bostonian_617 said...

the bengals are always complaining about something. Im not a direct fan of either team but id root for the steelers any day over the bengals

VinnyVinVin said...

The Steelers needed a dam on their side to hold back the flooding from the Bengals tears

IRONJay39 said...

This game was an example of a talented team beating a frustrated and less talented team. Its just that simple

archerleo said...

i thought marvin lewis would be gone after that game

Isaac B. 007 said...

I put emotion into my work each day but I don't go round knocking out other employees and mouthing off to bosses because of it. Using emotion as an excuse for actions is NOT an EXCUSE

MURPH-E-LEE said...

Tha game was incredible. Burfic and Jones r guilty tho

RyGuy1185 said...

The Bengals take the cake as most unsportsmanlike team of 2016 so far

Chowdahh said...

the fighting was eventful

BMagneeto54 said...

That was one to remember

json derbz 91 said...

With the right coach and a few less selfish players the bengals could have moved on. they blew it, now they done!