Cincinnati Bengals Players React to Pittsburgh Steelers' Loss to Denver Broncos

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 17, 2016

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers  walks off the field during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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A week after suffering a heartbreaking (and controversial) 18-16 loss to their AFC North rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals were the Denver Broncos' No. 1 fans this weekend as the Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers battled for a spot in the AFC Championship Game.

It was a tight game throughout, but thanks to a forced fumble by former Ohio State Buckeyes star cornerback Bradley Roby in the fourth quarter, the Broncos pulled out a 23-16 victory over the Steelers.

With the loss, Pittsburgh saw its season come to an endβ€”much to the delight of Cincinnati players (and fans):

Let's wait and see if any of the Bengals players change their Twitter avatars to "crying Michael Jordan" on Steelers players or coaches. That seems like something that just needs to happen at this point.Β 

The Bengals still feel likeΒ the refereesΒ robbed them last weekend when their Wild Card Game got out of control in the final minute. A Pittsburgh loss to Denver doesn't make things right in Cincinnati, but it certainly will make for a good night's sleep.Β