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Did We Just See the Best Weekend of Playoff Football EVER?

I don’t usually talk about other topics outside of entertainment on my site, mainly sports, but when I do it’s because something has happened so incredible I have to share my excitement. And oh my goodness was that weekend of football literally the best I’ve ever seen.

When do you ever have a series of games that all come down to the wire, and the last game ends up in overtime after one of the most miraculous endings of regulation I’ve ever witnessed.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates his game-winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) after an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The Cincinnati Bengals won 19-16.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Let’s talk about that first game, the up-and-coming Cincinnati Bengals led by my favorite new quarterback, Joe Burrow (he’s the real deal) versus the team that lives up to their name, the Tennessee Titans. It was a defensive masterpiece with both teams barely able to make things happen.

Back and forth the Bengals and Titans went as the 35-degree weather chilled the air. Burrow got sacked, if I remember correctly, ten times in a game that felt like annihilation on the Bengals side, and yet he and his team never stopped fighting.

There, at the end, when they got a chance to win the game, they did what needed to be done and it was over. The Cincinnati Bengals would go to their first AFC Championship since 1988. Yikes.

In two years, Joe Burrow has turned one of the worst teams in the league into an actual threat for the Super Bowl win, but they’ve got quite a fight ahead of them in next week’s matchup. I’ll get to that later.

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