The Bengals lost their ninth game of the season on Saturday night in Houston. Instead of making the playoffs like they’ve done for the last five years in a row, the Bengals handed the Texans their ticket to the playoffs.
Too often this season, a game within reach has slipped out of grasp with one wrong kick, throw or tip of the ball. After nine losses, the players are clearly not happy. Making it worse has to be that the players are on the road for Christmas Eve, away from their families.
After the game, both safety George Iloka and defensive end Carlos Dunlap let out some frustration on Twitter. “Welp” and “Just one of them seasons smh...,” Iloka Tweeted. Dunlap’s Tweet read, “Crazy...”. He also sent a Merry Christmas Tweet to lighten the mood.
Welp...— George Iloka (@George_iloka) December 25, 2016
Just one of them seasons smh....— George Iloka (@George_iloka) December 25, 2016
Crazy....— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) December 25, 2016
The Cincinnati Enquirer spoke to Domata Peko whose sentiments were more direct.
“It sucks. I feel bad. Just having a new kicker and then the same result, that sucks,” Peko said. “I thought he was going to make it. I’m out there on the field goal team I was looking up and I see the s--- veering right. It sucks.”
Indeed it does.