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Bengals players react to end of 2017 NFL season, win over Ravens

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The Bengals played spoiler to back-to-back playoff contenders in the final two weeks of the NFL season and they enjoyed every second of it.

The Bengals’ season is over and though the team finished out 7-9, they did get one final win in the team’s Week 17 matchup with the Ravens.

After the game it was clear the players were thrilled to bring home that victory and end 2017 on a high note, even if that high note was just a meaningless win and not one that would send them to the playoffs.

Here are some of the thoughts Bengals players shared on social media following the team’s final game of the season.

One of the best things to happen since the win was Bills fans donating to Andy Dalton’s charity. They’re doing this to thank him for his role in getting the Bills into the playoffs and ending their 17-year playoff drought. That is AWESOME and shows how great sports can be. Kudos to the Bills fans donating to an amazing cause and congratulations to those fans on their playoff berth.

George Iloka was among the first Bengals players to offer a shoutout to fans and make a statement about the season.

Rookie defensive back Brandon Wilson made it onto the roster late in the year for the Bengals and made some nice special teams plays in the process.

Here’s a *NSFW* post from Adam Jones who finished the year on Injured Reserve:

Tra Carson started and finished the season on IR but is looking forward to playing in 2018.

Fist round rookie draft pick John Ross also spent much of the year on IR and we can only hope greatness is in store for him in 2018.

Good thoughts from Brandon LaFell post-win.

C.J. Uzomah reflects on 2017:

Joe Mixon is happy about the Week 17 win. He had 96 yards on 18 rushes (5.33 yards per carry) and 1 catch for 1 yard against the Ravens, capping off a solid rookie season. There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Mixon.

Vinny Rey is truly a great guy, no matter what you think of him as a football player. He played through at least three different injuries and considerable pain on Sunday.

Running backs coach Kyle Caskey is hoping the Bills take advantage of their ticket to the playoffs.

Carlos Dunlap is waiting on his steak dinner from Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, which they apparently discussed before Sunday’s game.

He also liked our Tweet about his final sack of 2017.

And, was definitely happy about the season-ending win.

Carl Lawson reflected on his rookie year, which was very promising despite the Bengals’ record.