The Cincinnati Bengals had a hectic Christmas week between preparations for Denver, flying to a different timezone and playing a primetime game on Monday Night Football. Though they lost, not all was negative this week as the Bengals wrapped up the AFC North and are the division champions. The Bengals even still have an opportunity to get a playoff bye if the Chargers beat the Broncos in Week 17 in Denver. Here's a wrap up of the Bengals' happenings this week, via social media.
Last Tuesday, we learned five Bengals have been selected for this season's Pro Bowl. The team hasn't had as many players selected since the 2005 season.
Shoutout to all my teammates that made the pro bowl! Especially Reggie dude's been grinding for years. They say the first one is the hardest— George Iloka (@George_iloka) December 23, 2015
Geno Atkins took to social media to thanks fans for their help in his Pro Bowl selection.
I'd like to first thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to be voted into my 4th Pro Bowl. I'd also like to thank all those who voted!!! Shout out to all my teammates that made the #ProBowl this year #WhoDey
Carlos Dunlap, Dre Kirkpatrick and Michael Johnson went to a University of Cincinnati basketball game last week.
Dre Kirkpatrick spent time with his mom last week for her birthday.
I’m not sure where this is, but it is pretty awesome.
I love her she wanted to look and dress like me today pic.twitter.com/2qz4JmY7Ta— Dre Kirkpatrick (@DreKirkSWAG) December 25, 2015
Atkins is definitely better at football than wrapping presents.
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is definitely in the holiday spirit https://t.co/B4UkK9WUZG— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 23, 2015
Merry Christmas!— Rex Burkhead (@RBrex2022) December 26, 2015
Another look at Atkins' bad wrapping job, courtesy of Will Clarke.
Merry Christmas from Andy Dalton's son!
Love seeing all the #14 jerseys that people got for Christmas. Thanks for sharing. #WhoDey— Andy Dalton (@andydalton14) December 27, 2015
Jake Fisher's Christmas tree:
Pat Sims is a red velvet cake master.
A.J. Green got a drone for Christmas from his wife.
Merry Christmas to all, hope it's a great one #blessed— Marcus Hardison (@13igDuke) December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas!— Margus Hunt (@Margus_Hunt) December 25, 2015
Adam Jones with his family on Christmas.
Jones' daughter opening presents on Christmas morning.
The Jones children made quite a mess opening their presents!
Jones got a fur coat for Christmas which he wore to Denver, where it was VERY cold.
Merry Christmas from the Peko family!
Domata Peko (@DomataPeko) December 25, 2015
A baby Sanu Christmas photo bombardment is up next and it’s worth it.
Brief break for these awesome shoes that Sanu was gifted.
And back to the adorable baby pictures.
Sanu also got his girlfriend this portrait of their son for Christmas, created by Shawn Volker.
Andrew Whitworth always makes time for his kids!
A few Bengals including Michael Johnson, Dunlap, P.J. Dawson and Brandon Thompson played video games, made crafts and spent time with local Cincinnati children early in the week.
Marvin Jones was practicing his singing this week.
His kids also got Rock Band for Christmas, so they jammed out over the weekend, too.
The Bengals were looking good on the way to Denver.
Leon Hall shared his business trip attire:
Carlos Dunlap posted a photo at the Bengals' Saturday walkthru destination. They weren't able to practice at the Broncos' stadium, so they traveled 20 miles to a local high school.
Wallace Gilberry's business trip attire:
Gilberry, Andre Smith, Andrew Whitworth and Eric Winston pose for a picture on the team plane while Paul Alexander looked at the camera from behind them.
Andre Smith’s Denver travel attire:
On the way to Denver✈️✈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/n0ijWNeCZR— Andre Smith (@BigSmitty71) December 26, 2015
Gilberry was excited to hear Sweet Home Alabama playing in Denver.
Game day. Words can't describe how I'm feeling for this one ..— Ryan Hewitt (@Huey_85) December 28, 2015
Guess What Day It Is........ pic.twitter.com/7gN3BqCKhd— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) December 28, 2015
Yea it sucks, but it is what it is. We still hav everything we want infront of us. Learn from this. How Bad Do We Want It! #WhoDey— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) December 29, 2015