Winning is fun and the Cincinnati Bengals are currently engaging in all the fun that comes with being 2-0.
How did Andy Dalton celebrate the Bengals’ win over the Ravens on Thursday Night Football? With a Friday morning pilates class alongside his wife, Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson, Erickson’s wife and other friends.
Let’s take a look around social media, as well as a glimpse at the players’ post-game quotes, to see how the Bengals reacted to beating the Ravens and starting the season 2-0. After the Thursday night win, a lot of Bengals are heading home for a long weekend to celebrate with their friends and family, too. Auden Tate is back in Florida, Malik Jefferson returned to Texas and Carlos Dunlap headed south to Miami.
William Jackson posted a simple image following the game saying, “It’s gone come.” The photo shows him nearly grabbing an interception against the Ravens.
He also shared this.
Jessie Bates showed off his first interception ball after the game.
And look who he gave it to! His mom.
Jessie Bates and his mom after last night's game in which the Bengals rookie had his first NFL interception. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/J0V5ghok25— Rebecca Toback (@Rebecca_Toback) September 14, 2018
Here’s a look at the rookie’s first career interception, which he posted to Instagram.
Bates visited a different jungle back home in Indiana on Friday night.
Rookie Sam Hubbard also had a great game against Baltimore and got his first sack.
Dalton and Green don’t typically celebrate touchdowns, but they did shake hands after one of their three scores, which Dalton shared on Instagram to celebrate the win.
Clayton Fejedelem has been a big part of getting the Bengals to 2-0, and he’s happy about adding to the win column.
Before heading home to Pittsburgh, Tyler Boyd had some family in Cincinnati for the game and celebrated with them afterward.
It’s safe to say the Ravens do not like Boyd who has had his two best statistical games in the last two Bengals vs. Ravens contests.
“This has been the best start since I’ve been here,” Boyd said after the game. “I’m loving it, and I am sure everyone else is loving it. As long as everybody — every player, every coach, everybody in this organization — does their part and does what they are supposed to do, the sky is the limit for us. I already believe our offense can’t be stopped. As long as we control the ball and do what we have to do, the sky is the limit.”
Dre Kirkpatrick surprised his dad with a trip home after the Bengals’ win.
“There’s some things I felt like I could do better. But it’s a great team win. We played as a team. I’m very proud of where we’re at, because last year we had such a slow start,” Kirkpatrick said. “To start the season 2-0, it’s a blessing and it feels really good.”
Tyler Eifert was hyped up after the win, but knows the Bengals have a long way to go.
“There’s a long way to go. This is the best we could do right now,” Eifert said on Thursday night. “It’s a cliché to say this, but if we could just win the next week, and then win the next week, we will be alright. We are going to enjoy this one for the night, and then get on to the next one.”
Darqueze Dennard had some big plays in the win, too.
Everyone is happy when you’re 2-0. Except Joe Mixon. He’s probably not all that happy as he heads for knee surgery today. He’ll be out at least two weeks and the Bengals will look to get by without him against the Panthers and Falcons.
He’s still excited about the win though.
“Coach called my number and the team needed me, and they needed us to make plays, and we were fortunate enough to make them,” Mixon said after the game. “We settled in in the fourth quarter, and the last two drives we went out there and were fortunate enough to finish them off.”