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 end—much to the delight of Cincinnati players (and fans):
And just like that, all is right in the world again 🌎😊😈— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 18, 2016
I have my closure now ✌🏾— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 18, 2016
Of course, same here https://t.co/BW2uY4HUvL— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 18, 2016
🐸☕️— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) January 18, 2016
Mood=😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) January 18, 2016
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.
The Bengals still feel like the referees 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.