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Social media reactions to the Bengals’ Christmas Eve win over the Lions

The Bengals notched their sixth win of the year in Week 16. It hurt their draft positioning but helped their meaningless 2017 record.

The Bengals won a game that just about nobody expected them to win.


Some Bengals fans are happy about the team’s 24-17 win over the Lions but many are not as the win did nothing to actually help the Bengals. Well, other than make some players happy who were playing for pride.


The Bengals are now 6-9 heading into the final game of the year against the Ravens. The game, which will be played in Baltimore, has significance for the Ravens as they need a win to make the playoffs. It has significance for the Bengals in totally different ways as it’s likely to be Marvin Lewis’ final game as head coach of the Bengals.

But before we shift focus to the final week of the 2017 season, let’s round up the reactions to the Bengals’ Week 16 win over the Lions, the team’s final home game of the year.

Congratulations go out to Giovani Bernard on a great game (116 rushing yards and 1 TD and 52 receiving yards) and to Carl Lawson for notching another sack in the closing minutes of the game (8.5 sacks this year). William Jackson also played well and hopefully is OK after appearing hurt in the final moments of the matchup.

Bengals beat Lions, 26-17. Cincinnati goes to 6-9 in 2017.

Posted by Cincy Jungle on Sunday, December 24, 2017