The Cincinnati Bengals may want to start taking notes from the North Shore Bengals.
The group of furious felines were able to take home the 2021 Kitten Bowl, breaking up a last-ditch effort from the Little Longtails for a 21-15 victory in the eighth annual classic between the adorable (and adoptable!) animals.
Zoomer walked away with the Most Valuable Kitten honors.
The Longtails were nearly able to pull off a magical win on the final possession, batting the ball around in the air for a trick play before a purrfect defensive breakup in the end zone by the Bengals.
The Bengals and Longtails advanced to the championship in comeback efforts. The Bengals trailed the defending champion Courageous Cougars 16-3 before mounting a courageous comeback of their own, storming back for a 42-29 victory.
The Longtails were down 16-0 to the Last Hope Lions before scoring the game's final 17 points.
In the championship, there was no comeback effort. The Bengals' only time trailing was a short-lived 8-7 deficit, and they were able to score a late touchdown to pull ahead for good.
The Kitten Bowl is partnered with the North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization. The Animal League has saved the lives of more than 1.1 million animals since 1944.