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YoureASkyscraper

Real MVP of the game was the camera operator who missed the Carr-Jackson 4th down conversation pass but held the shot on Chase holding his nuts for 15 seconds.


ieatalphabets

"Boss, I got Chase just going to town on his own nuts. Just *squeeze, squeeze, squeeze!* it is gold!"


bcheneyatc

“He’s mashing it.”


TransRational

you fucking got me, i busted up laughing


mandrilltiger

Exactly 😂


SickBurnBro

Every man watching that knew exactly the pain that Chase was feeling.


azantyri

for a second i was actually expecting them to show a replay of him getting double tapped in the family jewels


azantyri

> 4th down conversation pass my favorite conversation pass


YoureASkyscraper

lol not editing, didnt even realize i did it


ClitoralElegy

Link?


RangersFan243

It’s so sad the bengals started the rebuild the same time we did


DrewBreesAteMyFamily

Panthers fan here and same


SargeBangBang7

This is exactly what happenes though when you land a QB. Then they land a WR. You will never be a good team in this league without a good QB unless you have a top 5 defense of all time.


festeringequestrian

It’s weird to say but that Burrow injury was maybe the best thing long term. If he doesn’t get injured they probably win enough games to miss out on Chase.


nongo

If Jimmy G didn't have that season ending injury in 2018, we wouldn't have Nick Bosa, future all-pro Edge Rusher. We probably wouldn't make it to the Super Bowl that 2019 season without those sequence of events.


tencentninja

Meanwhile Russ gets hurt and our pick goes to the Jets instead of picking up one of the good lineman high up :(


VegasKL

Let's be honest, they would have drafted another D player and not a lineman.


InsertAmazinUsername

this is our first playoff win in 31 years. we've been rebuilding for 30 years


sounders1974

Nah you had some good teams in that time Things just... Didn't work out in the playoffs... Yeah


wilfulmarlin

This is the first time hearing this from anyone other than bengal fans lol


goose61

We spent 2011 to 2015 trying to tell people we had some good teams.


wilfulmarlin

We tried do hard and had nothing to show for it


JGed07

Linkin Park 🤜🤛Bengals Trying so hard and it not mattering


parkerh602

Palmer & Ocho had a good late run. Didn't they sweep the division that year?


superman24742

I mean we drafted Joe Burrow and you guys drafted Daniel Jones. That’ll kill a rebuild.


loganmay1990

Some years the #1 pick is Burrow. Some years it’s Baker Mayfield. This world is cruel.


squatch42

Some years it's Eric Fisher.


Jasonblah

Some years it's Matt Stafford and you watch your organization pair him with the best receiver in the league but give him no consistency on defense, no O line, and no run game and then you fire the best coach you've had for forever so you can hire a hack only for said hack to fail and then that pick leaves and is immediately successful with another organization that has it's shit together. I do like Dan Campbell though. The players seem to love him too which is nice.


GrannysPartyMerkin

At least you guys get to start rebuilding again now


SnarfbObo

It feels like Swamp Castle has better odds of a successful rebuild.


jdprager

Only 59% of Americans were alive to see the last Bengals playoff win. Only about half of Americans are old enough to remember it. This is quite literally a generational event.


Lazydusto

98% of this subreddit wasn't even born yet


ramboost007

100% of Chiefs fans weren't even born yet


about_60_Hobos

Is this this decade’s “Seahawks fans are 12” meme?


JDudzzz

Yes


Meepnax

Glad that's over, I was 13 when we got good so it hit too close to home


thepriceisonthecan

Burrow is a franchise altering player, like John Elway or Mario Lemieux or Lebron.


Well_gr34t

As a football fan, I'm really excited to see where Burrow goes in his career. As a Steelers fan, FUCK.


thepriceisonthecan

I dont really hate the Bengals since they got rid of Burfict. I love Boyd and Hilton and have been a huge Burrow fan since the UCF game he got cheap shot in and then dicked them. I just hate the Ravens and Patriots so much there isnt really much room left


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I solemnly swear to earn your hatred.


sgt_dismas

Your username earned my hatred.


slayerhk47

May his stats be high and injuries low.


WhisperingNorth

So ankle sprains and turf toe?


Jecht315

I just told my parents that the Bengals won and my Mom said "What happens now?" Granted she doesn't follow NFL anymore, but it summarizes Bengals fans I thinkm


craziedave

That’s it. The seasons over just like a college bowl game


PhenomenalJJS

Did we just do a superbowl?


DeepTrackOfficeQuote

Did...did we break it?


moonboots_runner

[Bengals fans right now ](https://youtu.be/dKiO37AdNa4)


BallsMahoganey

We are playing with house money now


wormholetrafficjam

Chargers died for this.


HandSack135

did they short out? did they become unplugged? did they...


colossuskidd

Gruden is somewhere emailing about the raiders loss and chargers not getting in


sidighjd

It was their fault tbf lol All they had to do was beat the damn raiders to make the playoffs


rupertLumpkinsBrothr

I like to place the blame on the loss to the Texans. That was more shameful.


sidighjd

That’s fair lol


SuckMyLonzoBalls

Or the Vikings. Or the chiefs. Or the Broncos. Or the Patriots. Or the cowboys. Sigh


rupertLumpkinsBrothr

The only one of those that’s comparable is the Broncos. And they’re a division rival where weird shit like that happens. The Texans are a different level of humiliation.


wedid

Or the Texans a few weeks prior lol


rahrness

kudos to the colts for out-doing us by losing to jacksonville


basedlandchad14

All they had to do was follow the damn train, CJ.


TheAnimalHD

Too much time left to spike it on the 9 I don’t get it


alx69

They had 0:35 left and played it like it was 0:15


Birdsarenumba1

Panicked a lil bit


-Mariners

Especially the very last play. Forced it in, he wasnt even in the endzone. Really a disappointing play to end on. He had time to find someone else too. Just jumped the gun.


Johnnybburg

I was losing my mind on that. They don't spike the whole drive but you do it there? I'd rather have 4 plays with 20 seconds than 3 plays with 25 seconds.


penguin8717

Definitely should've ran a play


nugget136

Compromise... they should have ran a fake spike.


smoltanboi

jones ran an out route on the spike too lmao


SmokinMcNasty

and he was more open on that than anyones route in the next 3 plays


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badgerfan650

That was my first thought. I’m still upset about that, as someone who didn’t care who won. It seems like you need to have a play on deck to run at that point.


SilentHunter7

I think the spike *was* the play on deck. Even Brees called it coming out of the huddle, the team was gassed and the crowd noise was insane. They wanted the "time out" to recharge and plan.


dcgkny

Yeah made no sense the spike it. Even he didn’t like the coverage just throw a fade or something


SnooCupcakes8765

Yup. Stupid decision


Number-91

A good and bad game at the same time


lilberfcontrol

Very chaotic.


Who_Dey-

The last bengals playoff win was when I was less than a day old. I'm so fucking happy right now I don't care about anything else.


MrLomax

Same. The game, especially the second half, was butt fucking ugly. Just happy the Bengals won, that’s the only thing that counts. Great game, Raiders!


WickedDick_oftheWest

I had 3 heart attacks and the refs really stuck their fingers all over the game…but I’ll take the first Bengals playoff win in my lifetime however I can get it


SnowyMinion

For the first time, Bengals fans can text about the Bengals winning a playoff game!


cmockett

First time they can discuss it on a cell phone that weighs less than 5 lbs


SmokeyBare

Most people didn't have cell phones. Some people probably asked for buzz on their pager when the game was over and went to the nearest payphone to call and ask for the score


mordeci00

That would be so cool if I had any friends.


slayerhk47

Has a Bengals playoff win ever been talked about on the internet before? Edit: yeah I know the internet was around then, but was anyone talking about the Bengals? Edit2: /u/CSMastermind is a fuckin legend.


CSMastermind

Here you go: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.pro/c/ED_gSO3tYK4/m/ljhE6bT2jlkJ That Usenet post dates from the last Bengal playoff win. > PS. As of 1:30 left before half-time in the Bengals Oilers AFC game, Bengals were DESTROYING the Run-N-Shoot offense of the Oilers. The score was 20-0 and the Bengals had gained over 200 yards to the Oilers 7. 23 first downs to 0. 25:00 minutes to 3:00 in time of possession. I do not see the Oilers coming back, as they do not have any other offense to come to the rescue with 8 wide outs and no tight ends on the team. Edit: There are more discussions I could pull for example this one: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.pro/c/C3FN391E-r8/m/37hgm7v7pg0J > While I'm here, a quick summary of the Bengals' blowout of the Oilers, 41-14. > The rivalry between the two AFC Central teams has been the case where the home team has usually been the victor. Esiason played a fine game (14-20, 150 yds, 2 TD), and Sam Wyche used his running backs very well. > The Bengals may have played the best defensive game they've played all year, as nothing was working for "Commander Cody" Carlson and the Oilers. The running game was ineffective, and Carlson tried one deep pass too many. On this day, the Bengals played well and the Oilers didn't in nearly every aspect of the game. But yeah you need to go back to like the early 80s, late 70s to start getting 'didn't happen on the internet'.


slayerhk47

Holy shit. Amazing sleuthing.


MC_JACKSON

Username checks out


rocksoffjagger

Yes, we talk about that win they had in 1990 every time the Bengals make the playoffs


slayerhk47

Touché


sonfoa

Nope. The first website was in 2021.


SlightlyColdWaffles

Facts


notouchmypeterson

The Bengals are a free elf!


SolidHayterForever

And now the Lions stand alone in the pit of misery.


schuermang

The refs did everything possible to be the center of attention


nate6259

There was some great on field action, once you waded through the commercials and raining flags. My goodness.


Cymbaline6

So how does this work? Do we get to keep playing games or something?


tree-sauce

I don’t know what to do with my hands


BigRig432

I'm just rubbing them gleefully


JarretGax

Excellent.


abris33

That spike was pretty fucking dumb. They had the Bengals on their heels. They had plenty of time for 4 plays but wasted one


SilentHunter7

They were gassed and needed the break. You could tell that was the plan bc of how they were taking their time.


enailcoilhelp

> They were gassed and needed the break If your offense is gassed, their defense is even more gassed.


CommodoreN7

31 YEARS. None of me or my siblings have ever seen a playoff win as lifelong fans. I’m happy. That’s all I can say really. I’m glad to finally be fully able to take some pride in this team. I’m just happy.


UNC_Samurai

Y’all go get more tanked than the Newport Aquarium


nhmo

I would not be surprised to see reports of riots in Cincy. I have no doubt the city is going batshit nuts (and deservedly so).


EagleinaTailoredSuit

People are setting off professional grade fireworks in the burbs, can’t imagine what downtown is like


HoldThatTigah

So happy for the Bengals As an LSU fan it’s so nice seeing y’all succeed


XingXManGuy

How do you get that Bandwagon flair? EDIT: Nvm apparently I got it


-007-_

Finally a fucking bengals playoff game that wasn’t ass.


distung

Rooting for Burrow and the Bengals all the way!


The_Amish_FBI

I'm 25 years old and I've never seen the Bengals win in my life. I'm really fucking happy right now.


Useless_Poop

CINCINNATI BENGALS HAVE WON MORE PLAYOFF GAMES THAN ANY OTHER TEAM THIS SEASON


TheSparten21

Bengals MVP goes to the Raiders o line


UnhealthyCheesecake

Them boys just got their interim coach canned


Blarg1889

Jim Harbaugh come on down!


wedid

Leatherwood lol


Dice-Mage

Yeah. Can't believe we spent a first round pick on him. He's cost us penalties in crucial do-or-die moments so many times this season.


0zymandeus

I and half of nfl_draft were certain that he'd be good. OOF


Time_To_Poopfart

Lmao


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Carr had a lot of time on some of these throws…


Bjorn2bwilde24

Once Henderson and all the Bengals starting pass rushers left the game due to injury


cornedbeefsandwiches

Hendrickson* but yeah you’re right


nutellaonbuns

Early in the game when bengals dline was healthy they got punished.


pegcity

Lost 4 fucking dl, we are toast


yaboicasey32

My parents had not met the last time we won a playoff game. I am a college student now


officiakimkardashian

The Cincinnati Bengals have won a playoff game more recently than your favorite team.


Sparxmith

Not if the Bengals are my current favorite team!


-jkm-

SKYLINE FOR EVERYONE!!!


2013AE

hopefully thats the last we see of those refs for the rest of the playoffs


Whydoesthisexist15

Sack Boger istg


peatoast

Shouldn't be reffing a playoff tbh.


GGAllinsMicroPenis

Is there a link to the bad calls? I missed the game.


Vissari

That roughing the passer on Carr was also ridiculous


Relative-Context-620

Hopefully


DREAMSOFHAM

It honestly doesn't feel real. I keep expecting to wake up and see Jon Kitna taking the field


jazzybee13

This ref crew needs to be fired, holy shit were they bad


Stockpile_Tom_Remake

Booger is notoriously bad. How he’s selected as a top ref for the playoffs is beyond me


ShockinglyEfficient

I wonder why hes the ref that does the talking. He seems uncomfortable with it


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:')


SnoopyMetal

*And let that be a lesson that NO ONE keeps the Cincinnati Bengals from winning a playoff game 31 years in row!*


MightyCaseyStruckOut

They haven't won in so long, we forgot how to spell Cincinnati. Edit: you should have kept it Cincinatti.


812many

All I know is that it starts with WKRP and nothing else


azantyri

as God is my witness i thought turkeys could fly


eatapenny

Funny thing is that their losing streak in the playoffs started with a loss to the Raiders in '91. Very fitting that the streak ends by beating them


Balls_of_Adamanthium

Honestly incredibly proud of the boys given everything they had to play through. We were there till the very end.


sn1995

This year for the Raiders was one of the most impressive seasons I’ve ever seen. The amount of adversity they powered through is unbelievable


kcaba2

I’m with you. Played like shit today and still kept it close. Get a new OL and a few more pieces on offense, we’re in business


ForwardReception

These playoffs are off to a great start


Akael

You're not going to like what comes next, lol.


ForwardReception

Can confirm lmao


Akael

Feel for you, hopefully it turns around and is at least close.


Schruef

About that...


BurtonOIlCanGuster

I disagree


MattyParleau21

Was a great run for the Raiders. What a crazy season


Danton87

At least you made it. Several great games I’ve watched this season were Raiders games. Absolutely no shame, especially considering all that team went through this season. Mad props


parkersr1

It happened in my lifetime. I can't believe it happened.


makualla

damn it now we are the longest playoff win drought


JKorigin96

JOE BRRRR🥶🥶🥶


Gdfrk5

SOMEONE GET THIS MAN SOME VIAGRA, HE'S TOO COLD OUT HERE


todoslosfritos

Congrats Bengals bros, great game. Pulling for you all going forward. I’m proud as hell of this Raiders team, to make the playoffs after everything that happened this year has been incredible to watch.


Pollux589

No longer randomly giggling. There have been some manly tears. They were pretty sloppy. And now I’m just having a good beer and my wife keeps telling me this actually happened.


LOP5131

I still can't believe we won the superbowl!! Wait what's that? There's more?


MrSkinner85

Why spike it on 1st and goal? Throw for the endzone


Nice_Dude

Honestly the communication was off between the OC and Carr the whole game


masterofmuppets86

Our OC sucks. I'm hoping he's gone.


CapnDutchie

That's a fitting end to the season


WD-M01

How the fuck is Boomer Esiason the one saying that the Bengals didn't deserve this win basically lol


Kawzilla

First play off win in 31 years, Joe casually threw the last play ball away


BlazeBloom

They almost bungled it. Nobody beats the Bengals 31 years in a row!


Kanusian

i was sweating so hard knowing what this sub wouldve called us if we lost it at the end


quietbehindtheyes

im upset


bears2267

Absolutely love that rather than try to be perfect the refs decided to do the literal opposite and get as many calls wrong as possible lol


Brick_HardCheese

This is literally every game with Jerome Boger's crew lol idk why they still have jobs all these years later


ramboost007

It's not even his crew. It's a mix of the "best" officials


RallyPigeon

Well I'm not happy with the outcome. But I didn't even expect them to get this far. It simply is what it is. Congrats to Bengals fans and I hope you enjoy your playoff run.


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SaltyTapeworm

4th down, gotta score to tie, FUCKIT, THROW INTO QUADRUPLE COVERAGE


MyLifeIsABoondoggle

I don’t blame Carr for that, it was a desperation throw. But the second down throw forced to Jones while Waller was wide open was inexcusable. It would’ve set them up at at worst the 3 yard line if he got it to Darren


Sai_Pranav_87

even on 3rd down I think or might have been second down. it was the pass broken up by bates, there was a guy to the right of him who only had one man on him compared to throwing it to triple coverage


2TheArsenal

I lived 31 years of misery, watching this team be abysmal for most of this period. On the occasional periods we had hope it would be quickly dashed by our own errors, misfortunes, or bad play. We were 0-7 in the playoffs during my time watching the Bengals. Many of those we were the higher seeded team and even played at home or against a really bad QB or backup QB. ​ We. Finally. Did. It. We won one. Holy shit. The curse is lifted, I can feel proud about my team that we aren't **that** team anymore


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Last time I was this hopeful for the Bengals, Palmer's knee bent the wrong way


Quasimdo

Raiders should be proud of what they did despite a fucking hell of a season


obsterwankenobster

Great, my dads crying. Good job guys.


superduperm1

The Bengals have won one playoff game since Super Mario World was released in the US.


cmanson

And with that, the Pittsburgh Steelers now possess the longest playoff win drought in the AFC North


mohiben

Tim Tebow has won a playoff game more recently than the Raiders, and now so have the Bengals


HoS_CaptObvious

Well no one's won a playoff game more recently than the Bengals...


Brian_Osackpo

Bengals are the only team to be undefeated in the 2021 playoffs


jdprager

The last time the Bengals won a playoff game, the US was still almost a year away from the end of the Cold War. The Soviet Union wouldn’t dissolve until 11 months after the Bengals won their Wild Card game on January 6, 1991


Mastodon9

THESE POSTS CAN'T HURT ME ANY MORE!


SquadPoopy

Never had a doubt. Now excuse me while I go change my pants and apologize for yelling at my parents.


ikrusnik

I’m very impressed and proud of the Raiders. What a season where they could have packed it in and instead stayed alive until the final play today. Bengals look very inspired as well. Great game


frissonic

Is it just me or does Joe Burrow look like Maculey Culken?


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DaysBeforeEuphoria

😢


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MilesAboveTheEarth

They are legit, but this is *not* the game in which they proved it. They basically didnt even play in the 2nd half. Had a great 1st half and then peaced out, letting the defense and Raiders mistakes carry them. They need to get way better real fast if they want to have a shot at whoever they play next.


Wait__Whut

Both teams played jumpy to me which is part of the reason there were so many penalties, I think. Despite what the team was saying, I’m sure they were feeling a lot of the pressure due to our history so I’m hoping now they they’ve gotten over the hump they will loosen up some.


FishKnees

i'm crying