The Cincinnati Bengals have done it again. For the second time this month, Cincinnati sent Baltimore home with a loss. Albeit the Ravens were without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Bengals still took care of business, and that’s what matters most.
It was a gritty game to start with the Bengals' offense and Ravens' defense having jawing back and force and even a few penalties were added into the mix. Ja’Marr Chase, Marcus Peters, Roquan Smith, and it felt like everyone else was getting on the action.
Nonetheless, the game settled down, and the Bengals eventually tamed the Mark Andrews-led offense. Cincinnati took a 10-9 deficit into the half. It scored to make things 17-10 with Baltimore tying things up at 17.
The Bengals used a game-changing fumble recovery to seal the deal as the 98-yard touchdown by Sam Hubbard was ultimately the last points scored in the battle. They’ll now head to Buffalo for a rematch of their Week 17 battle with the Bills next weekend.
That said, let’s dive into a few of the best tweets from the Bengals’ Wild Card win.
Back in the Nati for the first round of playoffs, again! Brought a W last year, let’s get another one #WHODEY @Bengals— Jonathan India (@JonathanIndia) January 15, 2023
Revenge tour loading? pic.twitter.com/spf67dS44g— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) January 15, 2023
TJ Houshmandzadeh catches up with Joe Burrow in Bengals warmups Sunday night pic.twitter.com/RxSGYet78j— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) January 16, 2023
Another stellar light show by the Bengals pic.twitter.com/T283IWuplz— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) January 16, 2023
Let’s just say things were gritty early on.
Umm Peter’s should be ejected— Andrew Russell (@Andrew_Russell7) January 16, 2023
If Marcus Peters doesn't cool down, Chase is going to put up historic numbers just to spite him— Dadio Makdook (@dadiodefacto) January 16, 2023
Injuries started to set in, and it certainly could’ve made a bigger difference than it did.
The hits keep coming.— Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrison) January 16, 2023
Jonah Williams down on the field in a lot of pain.
Jackson Carman sits down with the starting offensive lineman.— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) January 16, 2023
He's likely about to play tackle for the first time in the NFL.
Logan Wilson just asked Eli Apple if he’s OK.— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) January 16, 2023
Eli said, “I’m good.”#Bengals
Eli Apple is back out of the tunnel. He looks ready to enter the game.— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) January 16, 2023
If the Bengals don’t lose tonight, which at this point is probably somewhat likely, you have to prepare to not be particularly mad at any players/coaches for them not making a run.— Max Toscano (@maxtoscano1) January 16, 2023
It’s just health, it happens to some contender every year
When you look back on this divisional battle, the Sam Hubbard 98-yard fumble recovery will be the game-changing play, and Twitter loved it.
Oh. My. God. Tyler Huntley fumbles trying to go over the goal-line and Sam Hubbard takes it back the other way 98 yards for a Bengals TD.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 16, 2023
A 14-point swing.pic.twitter.com/5J88HykccP
CINCINNATI’S OWN— Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrison) January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023
This. Place. Is. Losing. It.— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) January 16, 2023
Sam Hubbard. 99-yd fumble six.
24-17 #Bengals pic.twitter.com/WOrM4jsk5W
I REPEAT, SAM HUBBARD TOUCHDOWN— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 16, 2023
Bengals defense has been playing with their hair on fire since the fumbler return TD.— Andrew Russell (@Andrew_Russell7) January 16, 2023
I would like for the offense to do them a favor.
Following up that touchdown was not easy, but Cincinnati didn’t have to score again to take care of business. Here are some post-game tweets from the Bengals' victory as well.
BENGALS ADVANCE TO THE DIVISIONAL ROUND. JOE BURROW DOES IT AGAIN pic.twitter.com/B2EHbnbvaG— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) January 16, 2023
AFC’s Final Four: Bengals, Bills, Chiefs, Jaguars.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 16, 2023
Every AFC North divisional game is essentially a street fight in a Walmart parking lot— Mike (@bengals_sans) January 16, 2023
Bengals get a week to tweak the offense to make up for the OL and they won't have to scrap with a division rival next time, which could mean fewer miscues by the defense. Crunch time to figure things out.— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) January 16, 2023
During 98-yard fumble return for a touchdown:— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) January 16, 2023
"Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shi... (heavy breathing for 30 seconds)" https://t.co/xMSqrl5rZH
Father—— Col. Joseph Lee Burrow (@ColJoeBurrow) January 16, 2023
Victory! Our backs against the wall, Providence smiled upon us. We advance. Onward to glory.
See you in the Divisional Round, @Bengals. #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/rlml7aQg7c— NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2023
CONGRATS, BENGALS! pic.twitter.com/ZGS4YY3lRC— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) January 16, 2023
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