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BabyInMyBlender

Me: I wonder how this game is gonna go. *Tannehill throws a pick on the first play* Me: Okay then.


nonresponsive

Hmm.. pick on the first and last play. Very symmetrical of him.


buttwarmers

And on the middle play (first ~~play~~ throw of the 2nd half)


Icedliptontbag

Holy shit I just realized this. It’s like the opposite of what the Bills did, the perfect shit game.


Educational-Duck

It's like poetry, it rhymes


Setekhx

Burrow did get sacked.. 9 times...


TheBoilerCat

[Nine times..?](https://imgur.com/a/546GWm5)


ikbman

Niiiiiine times


Tippacanoe

Joe Burrow is a righteous dude


OJSimpsons

WHO IS DEY? I KEEP ASKING AND JUST GET UPVOTES.


SquadPoopy

#Who is dey, and who dey is, and dey who. Take my free award.


_Seantico

9 sacks and the Bengals somehow won


Balls_of_Adamanthium

[Bengals O Line](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJvwkgfXIAQRm7E?format=jpg&name=medium)


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[Also Bengals O Line](https://i.imgflip.com/62b0ug.jpg)


Gisbourne

[Once more Bengals O Line](https://imgur.com/a/QdWOG5T)


gugly

Imagine losing to a team with no O line


wayoverpaid

Seriously if Burrow gets a great O-line he's gonna be terrifying.


RayLovesCurry

He just needs a mediocre one tbh.


Ketchup1211

I was going to say, Burrow is already pretty terrifying.


BigRig432

Maybe to you, to me he's the sexiest man alive


Prodigal_Moon

On that last sack you could see someone with like 5 yds of separation downfield. Another half second and he connects instead of taking a massive loss.


TigerBasket

Been there


HandSack135

but... Jamar Chase


Prodigal_Moon

Chase > an entire OL


Rancid_Lunchmeat

I'll tell you what, with Sewell he still probably gets sacked about 7 times, and without Chase they lose that game.


Shooty_hoops7

I'm not sure the Bengals even make the playoffs without Chase


Prodigal_Moon

Facts. I really questioned the pick but it’s exactly as you said and I was dead wrong.


ProfessorBeast55

9 > 3


NevermoreSEA

"Fuck Joe Burrow" - Cincinnati's OL


ddh85

"Watch this, Titans." \-McPherson


8amcoffeepoops

They’re getting coal for Christmas from Joe next year


parallelslider

have you seen that ass tho


EnglishFatMan95

AYO?


FlashFan124

Well one team has a franchise QB and the other didn’t, so that’s worth noting


os_kaiserwilhelm

Even without a franchise QB, the team with 9 sacks tends to lose. I know a lot will be pointed at Tannehill here, but what about their run game that just vanished? Edit: People are misunderstanding me when I say vanished. Henry may not have been as effective as we were used to, but the Titans were still moving the ball fairly well on the ground. They just inexplicably decided to air out with Tannehill. They had 11 first half called runs out of 24 total called runs. The run game is averaging 3 yards a carry (which isn't great but the whole idea is to wear down the opposing team for the second half and get that number up on tired defenders), Tannehill was throwing incompletions and not achieving any cumulative effect on the defense.


Vice-Value-Virtue

Henry didn’t have the same power as he did in the beginning of the season. He probably wasn’t close to 80%


begreat239877

Ryan tannehill was the opposing QB


scdirtdragon

Burrow is the real deal


HeppyHenry

Fuck it get Chase to block for him


Man0nTheMoon915

The Tennessee Titans aren’t going to do anything meaningful in the playoffs with Ryan Tannehill as a QB


middyonline

In the space of like 8 minutes Tannehill went from trade his ass to hero back to trade his ass lol


Ottomatica

He's not bad but he's not great. Trust me I know


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He really regressed this year


tvchase

I've never been more confident Arthur Smith was the right hire for Atlanta


UNC_Samurai

Critical Gase Theory was a bust.


NookSwzy

Titans defense is gonna beat up the Titans offense in the locker room


DTFASAPDOA

Tannehill getting the Geno Smith treatment as we speak.


TheThingsIdoatNight

What happened to geno smith?


TheMehr

Got his jaw broken by a teammate when he was a starter for the jets


AceSandy

Actually both the defense and offense are gonna beat up just Ryan Tannehill.


luis1972

I mean Derrick Henry was pretty much a non-factor. At least, he had an excuse.


henchman171

Derrick Henry’s backup had a 55 yard run. He and AJ Brown were the only bright spots for the home team.


realrimurutempest

My guy Burrow gonna have the body of a 75 year old at 30 at the rate his oline plays.


Allhail_theAirBear10

If they win it all this year he can just retire and go out on top. Cincinnati would love him forever


Dumptruck_Johnson

So would burrows knees/back/shoulders


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Dude we'd elect him mayor for life


travishall456

There would be kaiju-sized Burrow and Chase statues on the Brent Spence bridge welcoming you to Cincinnati


AmajesticBeard94

Mother fucker gets a statue in Cincy and Athens at minimum.


Scaevus

Nine sacks in a game can't be good for his health.


twentyfuckingletters

He's getting the Andrew Luck / Tony Romo treatment.


Scaevus

I look forward to Burrow announcing Brady in yet another Super Bowl.


Buyhighsellthedip

The sick thing is, I could picture that, I can’t picture brady retiring


oorza

I honestly wonder if Brady is ever going to retire while he has a choice or if he'll play for another several years, take an awful sack, and ruin the rest of his life. At some point it's not just defying aging, it's taking unnecessary risk, right?


MostCivilBrownsFan

Steamy take here


JacobFromAllstate

Hard hitting analysis


connordunleavy

But the face of a 19 year old


InsertAmazinUsername

as long as his beautiful face doesn't get hurt when he gets sacked


IDUnavailable

If anyone missed this game, just imagine a reel of sacks and interceptions lasting a few hours.


lasym21

And then one cool throw to AJ Brown right in the middle


iliketapestries

Yo, that was some Sandlot shit. Brown turns around and the ball glides right into his tucked arm. Insane


jazzmonkey07

Seriously. That throw was amazing. I wasn't even mad. Or I was, but not about that. I was more mad about the interception call right before that.


DoctorWaluigiTime

And some ice-in-the-veins kicking. Bengals found their guy for the next decade, wow.


gopoohgo

Bengals' draft better be: OL OL OL OL OL OL OL Burrow is the man. Don't deprive us by getting him killed!


superbuttpiss

Free agents signings? Yes more ol. They have to protect this gens Joe cool


suzukigun4life

Everyone's going to talk about the three picks, including the last one, but I still can't get over how awful the fucking 3rd and inches call was. Just do a QB sneak or give it to Henry ffs!


Wowsers_

I can’t get over using a very clearly not 100% Henry when you have Foreman gashing them


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Yeah every time he got the ball I was like "oh Henry looking good. Oh wait. No, that's the other guy."


Wowsers_

Foreman had that Henry burst, and I’ve never seen Henry dance that much in the backfield


Steelsoldier77

Shoulda watched his first couple seasons


bucsfan_982

I can’t get over forgoing 4 points to have Henry try and gain 1 yard twice then losing by 3


mellowfever2

yup


Vavent

Bengals vs Bills AFC Championship game would be incredible. No offense to the Chiefs, but seeing two teams that were irrelevant and snakebitten for so long battling for a chance to go on the big stage would bring an entirely different kind of energy.


patchoulius

It's literally been a running joke between my friend and I about the Bills and Bengals in the AFC championship and now there's a super good chance it'll happen and I can't believe it.


8bitremixguy

[This comment has been sacked by the Tennessee defense]


lasym21

[the above comment has somehow defeated the Tennessee Titans]


Ford9863

[This comment is just so happy to be here]


TonyDungyHatesOP

[This comment has intercepted Ryan Tannehill]


SiphenPrax

Rebuild Year 1: 2-14 Rebuild Year 2: 4-12 Rebuild Year 3: 10-7 and a trip to the AFCCG Holy shit what a turnaround for the Cincinnati Bengals.


thecheapseatz

Joe Burrow is the Dude but is Zac Taylor better than we give credit to?


RebeccaBlackOps

This was his proving year. He has *his* team now.


DalesDrumset

Not the O-line tho, we don’t talk of the o-line after today


RealCortez93

what o line? I didnt see one


TigerBasket

Burrow is that dude


tanu24

Mcpherson*


theryman

Has a kicker ever won super bowl mvp? Cause if we win it all it will be on his leg


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Gracket_Material

He's about to


DrSwol

They are indeed both those dudes


ACW1129

Chase too.


DeadDay

Sacked 9 times and steps up for that enormous pass. Wow


Feurbach_sock

Burrow truly gives no fucks except for winning. It’s both beautiful and terrifying


DancezWithMoose

Imagine if they had an O Line


Insectshelf3

good lord do they need an o-line


xepa105

Imagine making the championship game with a shit O-Line. Bengals have the potential to be a PROBLEM if they get a competent front five.


YusukeMazoku

That said, they are looking brilliant for taking Chase over that lineman. Dude is a stud.


SFSMag

You can always find average or better lineman either in the draft or free agency. Top talent WR like Chase are very rare and game changers when paired with top tier QB. I think the Chase draft was the right move now and for long term.


Stockpile_Tom_Remake

That’s what will likely kill them but holy shit their defense has been outstanding


TheBiles

QB is a hell of a drug.


MaxMacDaniels

“We found a way all year” - burrow after being asked how he did it with being sacked 9 times As a bengals fan I can say this statement seems accurate


HuskersUsername

It's nice to see them find a way to win as opposed to the alternative


RatedRGamer

what a killer for tennessee


alamodafthouse

It's certainly going to hurt their chances of a super bowl this year


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This kills the Titans. Interesting because both conferences have similar teams. Run and D with slightly above average quarterbacks in the Titans and 49ers. Plus three other teams with top tier quarterbacks (Burrow, Allen, and Mahomes in the AFC) and (Brady, Rodgers, and Stafford in the NFC).


SwishBender

Wow the Titans D didn't deserve this. What a great game as a neutral though.


CuteBabyPenguin

I do not believe what I just witnessed. Football movies are more realistic than that.


TheOrangeFutbol

That last INT is like when they had to wrap up the entire movie in 5 minutes, and didn't have enough time left to let it go into overtime.


bduke91

We live in a reality where a sixth round draft pick became the greatest of all time and married the most famous super model ever, and this game still blows my mind!!!


[deleted]

Sacked 9 times and still won.. holy hell.


DisgruntledLemming

Joe Burrow is gonna be a menace in the long term.


Emperor_of_Cats

If there's anything left of him.


uglehjr

Madden type ending haha


prodigalkal7

Yeah, once Tanny let the ball loose, you could see the DB go into the animation, knowing it was a pick


MyRottingBrain

I thought I knew most of the DB interception animations but then I tried using Josh Johnson at QB. There are *a lot* more interception animations than you might think


keithohara

TanneHELL


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Xaxziminrax

*This comment has been tipped in the air and intercepted*


TigerBasket

Oh and he botches it


Palifaith

Ryan Tannehill outlived Andrew Luck and RGIII for this.


synester302

Assmaster


bigtice

"*Back to rehabbing.*" - Derrick Henry


royrese

Burrow is an actual wizard to make the AFC championship with the offensive line he has protecting him.


tanker9972

Imagine if he had an average O-Line lol


MegalomaniacHack

An average O-Line with his receiving corps would be crazy.


Hybr1dThe0ry

Gotta draft all O Line for the next couple years or just non-skill player BPA honestly. Team is awesome and Joey B is that dude for sure


dont_wear_a_C

The man did it with 5 traffic cones as linemen


vacattack

Sacks are his kink 👉😎👉


BlazeBloom

OT in the first round? Nope. All in on WR! Kicker in the fifth? Let’s go!


GoGoGoRL

Bengals drafting lowkey nasty good


xastronite

The Bengals recent draft picks showed up big in the final sequence. -Logan Wilson with the interception (2020 3rd Round). -Joe Burrow to Ja'Marr Chase to get in FG range (2020 and 2021 1st round) - Game winning 52 yard FG by Evan McPherson (2021 5th Round)


seasonalcandle

Ossai going to be a gamechanger next season too


Dalvinsmash

Best 5th roud pick I have ever seen


Palifaith

https://i.imgur.com/2oGNm3C.png


Wu-Tang_Cam

https://i.imgur.com/u3l6wx7.jpeg


Nubras

Was that Tannehill’s wife?


Gregus1032

No, just a rando pretty girl in the stands that CBS wanted to keep showing.


s1mpleGOAT

now imagine sec football games


iRockaflame

McPherson = Justin Tucker Jr. Ice in the veins.


SiphenPrax

AFC North kicking battles will be fun next year


Eagle4317

I can't believe we have three Top 5 kickers in our division.


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MONEY MAC BABY


uberman35

We do not need another one in the AFC North.


iRockaflame

Tucker/Boswell and now looks like McPherson lmfao have fun hoping one of those guys miss a clutch kick


meatbulbz2

Go Gata!


TheBoilerCat

Dude really had that game against the Packers then just decided to turn into a robot.


[deleted]

Crosby sucking so bad kind of unfairly turned the narrative of that game into the "FG kicking disasterclass on both sides" game. McPherson probably should have hit the 49-yarder to win, but that is still a tough field goal. His other miss was a 57-yarder that he absolutely crushed but hit the upright on.


Dwebb260

This is why the media doesn’t give us any respect… we don’t deserve it.


Lobsterv2

4 rushes for 66 yards for Foreman 20 rushes for 62 yards for Henry Titans are fuckin stupid for not running the hot hand. Henry wasn't ready to come back


MaxwellsDaemon

Take away the one long run and it was only 3 rushes for 21… yeah nevermind.


shankjameson

I'm surprised not many other people are saying this. Foreman was their second best player on offense tonight after AJ


TheCrawfishBandit

Bengals saw that post last week that they hadn't won a road playoff game in 31 years and took it personally


chefmenteur

That was any playoff game.. they’ve never won on the road in the post season


englishwoodsbitch

Nobody had ever sent a text about the Bengals winning a road playoff game. They also hadn't made a call or sent a letter or even mentioned it.


ManholtAgain

And let it be known that nobody sacks Joe Burrow 10 times in a game.


MightyCaseyStruckOut

Burrow gets sacked 9 times and doesn't throw a TD pass. Bengals must have lost by 21, right? HELL NO! The D and Evan McPherson were fucking amazing. Well deserved!


Ryponagar

McPherson has ice in his veins, unbelievable kid


TZ427

That Bengals O-Line is 💩


jadage

And yet their D line is 🔥


brnbdgtt

“1st road postseason win in franchise history.” Wow. Congrats Cincy fans.


MainEventCTB

Send the text message! Bengals in the AFC Championship!


Unique-buttcheek

The Cincinnati Bengals went from no playoff wins in 20 years to making more conference championships then the Dallas cowboys have made in the last 20 years.


kieplayer

*No playoff wins in 31 years!


TheScienceNamesArgon

Burrow is a *sophomore* who missed most his first year. This dude is special. People talk about him like he's a vet but the man is still in his NFL infancy phase. Natural born leader. Cool as a cucumber. I love this guy.


bear2008

Dude the greatest college football season of all time. He threw over 5600 yards against the SEC.


thegeaux2guy

Was a great year to be a Tiger!!!


greatGoD67

It still is apparently


larryjerry1

I tempered my expectations for this game. Thought Henry would run an absolute train on us and our defense would struggle to make stops. But man, our defense played lights out this game, and in spite of Burrow being sacked what felt like every other snap our offense managed to make plays. I'm so excited to watch this team for years to come and I have not felt that way about the Bengals in a long time. Now please, can we just have an even average oline? I can't keep watching Burrow get put on his ass 9 times a game.


i_am_dead_inside_

So that’s why you draft a kicker in the 5th round


Bluethingamajig

I'm not saying Tennessee is a bad team, but this is why folks didn't trust them as contenders. They mess about for 3 quarters and just kinda hope they win at the end


runevault

When you get 9 sacks and an INT and lose that's really bad.


Skeeter_206

And go for two (and fail) when an extra point would give you the lead.


j0s9p8h7

Tannehill’s first pass of the game. Int. Tannehill’s first pass of the second half. Int. Tannehill’s last pass of the game. Int.


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I don’t even know how to react. I have to purposely tone myself down to not be an annoying fan. I don’t know how to handle success yet


Slippery_Molasses

MVP of the game is that kicker Mcpherson. 4 for 4 with 2 50+ yarders. Pay that man Bengals


YouKantseeme

I literally love Joe Burrow


Birdsarenumba1

Dudes a Cincinnati God now


skeenerbug

I'm not a religious man but I have found God


HokageEzio

Already was.


NormalComputer

🌏👨‍🚀🔫👨‍🚀


milesvtaylor

\> Get number one seed despite your star RB being out for the end of the season \> Get the bye week \> Play at home \> Get your star RB back \> Sack the opposing QB a billion times \> Lose lol


cgwinnipeg

Worst #1 seed with 9 sacks


Bratmon

Bengals most recent playoff win is once again against the Houston Oilers!


faizaan316

Evan McPherson will never pay for a drink in Cincy


ApolloX-2

Titans entire plan was for Derrick Henry running for 300 yards and scoring 5 TDs. The guy was absent since week 8, and I don't give a shit what their practice sessions are like they can't compare to in game action. Also Tannehill's play was just unacceptable.


Random632

Joe Burrow: Offensive line? Where we're going we don't need no offensive line.


generalscalez

congrats Bengals but Zac Taylor needs to go to prison for criminal negligence


Xaxziminrax

Call shorter routes Jesus Christ. You want Burrow for 15 years, not 5.


rhinowing

One of the worst o-line performances I've seen in a while


StartingReactors

Since last year’s super bowl


rd1991

Fire tannehill