The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a sucker-punch loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the kind of loss that can submarine a season. The Bengals, with their playoff destiny in their hands, saw their postseason chances dim just a bit when Dan Bailey’s 40-yard field goal at the gun split the uprights.
It’s a tough loss to take, but it isn’t the end of the world. The Pittsburgh Steelers also lost, and the Bengals can still make the playoffs. But they certainly let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers.
Let’s take a look at the winners and losers for the Bengals in Week 14.