took 22 seasons Cincinnati Bengals Finally ending last year’s drought of playoff wins, he shocked the world by reaching the Super Bowl after a remarkable run in the AFC playoffs. Baltimore Ravens At 24-17 on Sunday night, the Bengals have to pass a test they didn’t have to take a year ago.
Cincinnati won a ‘rematch’ against the Bills. Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest when a game between the two teams on ‘Monday Night Football’ was cancelled. Hamlin’s horrific condition required field cardiopulmonary resuscitation and required him to stay at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for nine days. he was able to go home a few days ago.
From the game to the hospital, thanks to medical personnel and medical professionals, Hamlin is on his way to recovery. This is the most important consequence of what happened on January 2nd. Controversy abounded over how the NFL would handle the effects of game postponements and cancellations.
No doubt there will be many more questions about “fairness” and “competitive advantage” based on decisions made two weeks ago about what to do in this very scenario.
Where is Bengals/Bills Neutral Sight played? Oh yeah… @nfl forgot that scenario
— Mark Boerigter (@mboerigter) January 16, 2023
The Bengals finished 12-4 and the Bills 13-3, but had the game been completed, Cincinnati might have been 13-4 and seeded higher than Buffalo. Because the two teams played the same number of games, the NFL didn’t feel the need to change the scenario as it did with teams that played an odd number of games.
A 13-4 record wasn’t enough to steal the number one seed. kansas city chiefsbut worth it, the Bills beat the Bengals next Sunday and the Chiefs jacksonville jaguars, the AFC Championship match will be played at a neutral venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The bill receives a neutral site advantage, as MNF’s win could have allowed him to retain one seed.
The only thing that matters is if the Bengals lose, they could face Josh Allen in Buffalo next week after struggling to get here Sunday night after struggling to put down backup quarterback Tyler Huntley’s Ravens. is clear.
Former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson was suspended for six straight games, but entering the offseason, contract talks and the possibility of a holdout with the Ravens resurfaced, but the Bengals never stepped on the gas. failed to pull away from Baltimore in the wild card round. Cincinnati took an early 9–0 lead after Huntley intercepted in the first quarter, but the Bengals allowed the Ravens to take a 10–9 lead at halftime.
Baltimore’s defense was tough almost all night against Burrow and Chase, giving the Ravens offense an easy opportunity to take the lead in a 17-17 tie early in the fourth quarter. After driving from his 18 yards in his own half to his line in Cincinnati, it seemed almost certain that the Ravens would lead by at least his 3 points in a worst-case scenario.
Huntley and Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard came up with an even worse worst-case scenario for the Ravens.
Somewhere, Lamar Jackson was smiling. Maybe.
However, Burrow and the Bengals were unable to put the game away, gaining only 12 total yards on their final two drives, giving the Ravens three more chances to tie the game and send it to at least overtime. They couldn’t, so Baltimore went home and Cincinnati went to Buffalo.
Had the Bengals been able to beat the Bills to end the game in Week 17, that might not have been the case, but when asked about a rematch in Buffalo after Sunday’s win, Burrow said he was. I wasn’t concentrating.
In an NBC post-game interview, Burrow said, “It’s going to be a handful with them, but we were in the moment.”
Yes, the Bengals were in four big playoff moments a year ago. But there is nothing against the bill. And no one asked these many questions about “how did I get here?”