The Bengals finally put a complete game together and ended a five-game losing streak during the team’s home finale. The win also keeps the Bengals from being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, for now. It was also Jeff Driskel’s first win as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Here are some reactions from twitter after the Bengals’ win:
Final: #Bengals move to 6-8 with 30-16 win against the Raiders. Joe Mixon had a career high 27 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns.— Fletcher Page (@FletcherPage) December 16, 2018
“This will be the seventh straight home finale that the Bengals have won since Marvin Lewis has been here.”— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 16, 2018
CBS TV Guy in the holiday spirit
GAME OF THE MONTH WINNNNNNNER!!— The Rainman (@RainmanPicks) December 16, 2018
Bengals -3 get the win and we cash a $300 winner for those $100/Game Bettors
HAMMER PLAYS: 13-7 run our last 20 pic.twitter.com/SguT7Wbmbn
2018, man, I tell ya. That year right there is a year, man. pic.twitter.com/C3shMdPs0Z— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 16, 2018
I’m impressed it only took the Bengals coaching staff 13 games to realize they need to feed Mixon.— Dadio Makdook (@dadiodefacto) December 16, 2018
For those worried about the playoff race:
Titans won, by the way. #Bengals officially eliminated from wildcard race.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) December 16, 2018
A Steelers win vs Patriots will eliminate them from the division race.
And for those worried about draft order: