Cincinnati Bengals are AFC North Champions

Russell WightAnalyst IJanuary 4, 2010

CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 27: Chad Ochocinco  #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates his touchdown catch by holding up the number 15 in memory of Chris Henry against the Kansas City Chiefs in their NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium December 27, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.    (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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The Bengals finally made it official.  With a 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, Marvin Lewis and his team are AFC North champions.  It wasn't pretty, as the Cincinnati offense was plagued by penalties once again.  The defense took a major hit today as well when Rey Maualuga left the game with a broken ankle.

The Bengals really did not play well.  However, they came through when it counted as the Cardiac Cats engineered another game winning drive.  Carson Palmer connected with Chad Ochocinco for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

It was an emotional moment as Ochocinco held up a single finger on one hand and five on the other, making "15," a tribute to Chris Henry.  Ochocinco then went over to the stands where fans had a poster of Henry.

It was a win for Henry.  It was a win for Vikki Zimmer.  It was a win for every true Bengals fan.  Who dey!

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