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Steelers saved by Bengals’ penalties, Boswell field goal

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The Bengals lost their minds.

As a result, the Bengals lost another playoff game.

What looked like was going to be an improbable Bengals’ comeback instead became an improbable Bengals’ meltdown. The Bengals fumbled with 1:36 to go, and even then the Steelers only set up the game-winning field goal after Vontaze Burfict was flagged for a personal foul on a hit on Antonio Brown, then Adam Jones also was flagged 15 yards after he contacted an official in the aftermath.

That set up an easy field goal for Chris Boswell, his fourth, and the Steelers escaped with an 18-16 win.

What was a defensive battle for two and a half quarters turned into a wild game full of big hits, big plays and key injuries. The Bengals took the lead on a 25-yard touchdown pass from A.J. McCarron to A.J. Green with 1:50 left, then Burfict picked off Landry Jones on the Steelers’ next play.

The Bengals’ Jeremy Hill fumbled it back, and Ben Roethlisberger replaced Jones. Roethlisberger had been carted to the locker room after landing on shoulder on a sack by Burfict on the last play of the third quarter.

It was 15-0 at that point. The Steelers went for two on their only touchdown, didn’t get it, and the really wild stuff was just beginning.

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is now 0-7 in the postseason. The Bengals needed only to protect the ball before Hill’s fumble, and still then only lost after the inexcusable penalties.

The Steelers advance to play in Denver next Sunday. The Patriots will play the Chiefs.

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338 Responses to “Steelers saved by Bengals’ penalties, Boswell field goal”
  1. rjc32586 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    Gee, why can’t the Bengals win a playoff game?

  2. jh500 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    bengal fans have no class. they got what they deserved.

  3. crawdaddy1212 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    disgraceful Bengals and their fans deserve each other.

    I don’t even care if the Steelers win at Denver. I’m just happy the Bengals lost.

  4. pastanow says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    That game was insane!

  5. vifferator says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    Bengals = Choke

  6. iman62 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    Bengals are the worst. No control over their players. I’m sure nobody will be fired on that staff.

  7. jakec4 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    Marvin Lewis should be fired immediately. Those animals are out of control

  8. laces out says: Jan 10, 2016 12:04 AM

    The final two minutes of game time was classic Bengals playoff football at its finest. At least Dalton gets a pass this year.

  9. mustangseo says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    What an epic disaster. I wish both teams lost. <—Browns fan

  10. alan226 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    The Bungles strike again. What an embaressment the Bengals are. A head hunting, out of control team. Not enough bad things can happen to them.

  11. britishraven says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    A shocking end to that game

  12. jrclark1978 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    The bengals just got Marvin Lewis fired.

  13. duffelbagsports says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    The sad things is Burfict still won’t get it.

  14. anarchopurplism says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    The Bungle

  15. packmanfan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    What drew those last second penalties is nowhere near as bad as what Rapistbooger did to those two women.

  16. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    Yes, the bengals threw this game away.

    But it doesn’t really matter. No team that played today had any chance of winning next weekend. It was like a filler day.

    >

  17. roadtrip3500 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:05 AM

    The NFL and the officials did not learn from Giants/Panthers. At some point, the referee has to realize that 15 yarders are no longer a deterrent, and he has to start throwing players out of the game. That’s the only way to regain control.

  18. schmitty2 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    The Bengals and their classless fans are a joke. Burfict and Jones should be cut before they leave the stadium.

  19. mrkbuilders says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Time to fire Lewis; He obviously has no control over the animals at the zoo!

  20. camsshamwow says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Neither team deserved to win this game. What a joke.

  21. delhommegoat says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Big Ben never gives up, even if all he hears is “No”. He finds a way to push through.

  22. ch1ggs says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    There should be suspensions and fines for multiple players and coaches from both teams announced Monday morning.

    Disgraceful.

  23. ebhaynz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    oh well, that was shocking: rolls eyes

  24. Bojangles says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    The Bungles should have played a 4th string QB.

  25. justreal82 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    And here I thought the Bengals were this untouchable force, according to Bengal fans last weekend. No? What happen to the team that was dominant that “no” team wanted to face? Stay classy with throwin stuff at the players Bengal fans!

  26. hwy380 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Well that is the most epic fail I’ve seen since the dude who took a spill on the down hill ski jump.

  27. chadsjets says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    So Joey porter can run on the field and no penalty??????

  28. it's all bs says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    good game Cincy!!!!

    we have to do better next week or we’re done.

    GO STEELERS!!!!

  29. jm91rs says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Tomlin has no control of his players or coaches, but at least he wins the damn games. Lewis has no excuse. I am going to stop cheering for a team that likes fighting more than it likes winning football games. If I’m Mike brown I’m firing Marvin tomorrow

  30. longsufferingkcfan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Bigger goat: Burfict, Pacman, Jeremy Hill, or my vote – Sean Penn?

  31. greglloydrules says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    The city of Pittsburgh and all the Steelers fans around the world love Vontaze Burfict

  32. shutyofacepunk says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    who dey? same old bungles. pathetic.

  33. huthuthaiku says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    The Bengals reached peak
    Bungledom in this defeat
    Absolute meltdown

  34. davew128 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Marvin Lewis loses his job for this. There was no reason to even have the fumble happen let away the mental meltdowns on the field. All they had to do was kneel down 3 times and kick a field goal and the game was over.

  35. edzo82270 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 AM

    Disgraceful. What say you Cincinnati?

  36. guitarrebel says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    I’m FROM Cincinnati and will be the first to tell you they deserved to lose. Their team AND their fans were absolutely shameful tonight.

  37. xxpoisoniveyxx says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    That’s what you call karma… Trash City, Ohio you should be proud, stay classy.

  38. dazzlehasselhoff says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Burfict should be suspended, then sent to the Cowboys.

  39. warpigz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Best team won. Period!

  40. mswravens says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    What a disgusting display by two classless teams.

  41. curtj5 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Unfark8ngbelievable.

    This cannot be real.

  42. theageofquarrel says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Bungles be a bungling

  43. rankster1950 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Bengal coach has no control over his players. Now get on outta here Bengals. No playoff wins since 1991. Laughable

  44. trozenfundra says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Jim Nantz pretty much summed up the behavior of the Bengals players and fans in one word.
    “Disgraceful” Bengals deserved to lose this game.

  45. thommillermd says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    30 yards of personal fouls on the game losing drive. Ugly.

  46. sdchicken says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Wow…total mental breakdown

  47. seatownballers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Bengals are a joke. Seriously, pathetic

  48. benjitx777 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    How long will Burfict be suspended?

  49. tuberippin says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Three kneel-downs and a punt gives you a greater likelihood of winning a game than trusting Vontaze Burfict to not do something stupid.

  50. truthfactory says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Big winners this weekend are Pats and Broncos. Chiefs lost their only WR threat in Maclin, and Steelers might have lost Brown and/or Rothlesburger. Setting up for Pats at Denver.

  51. wahoo21 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Marvin Lewis did not lose that game….that honor belongs to Jones and Burfict
    Hill lost the ball on a great strip by Shazier but Jones and Burfict are absolute idiots

  52. sirhuntalot says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Who DEY? Dey da ones sitting on the couch with the Ratbirds!

    Maybe they both can discuss upgrades to their Factories of Sadness!

    And the playoff drought continues!

    GO STEELERS!!

  53. joecool16 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    I understand passion. I understand rivalries, but that was ridiculous. If a team beats you that’s one thing, but they gave the game away with their stupidity. Never seen anything like it.

  54. krismn22 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Maybe the most hilarious ending to a playoff football game. Ever.

  55. nynbkfarsuperior says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    The game was won and he cost his team the game on an unnecessary hit. Dumb.

  56. coltsreign says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    Bengals should cut Hill for tor many fumbles and Burdick for simply attracting penalties.

    As for the steelers. The next game should remind them of the AFC Championship game 10 years back.

  57. rickrock6661982 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:07 AM

    And that’s why they’re called the Bungles.

  58. gregbrotz95 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Who wouldve known the bengals would find a whole new way of self destructing? Lack of class, inability to control emotions by both teams (mainly Bengals, including their fans) was rampant throughout this game

  59. ctattles says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Gotta put the blame on Lewis. They looked 100% like a team that didn’t have a coach.

  60. ayub04 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    As a steelers fan I feel bad for Bengal fans. They didn’t deserve what the bengals dished out at the end. The officials also were no better.

  61. hlna55 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Burdock is a criminal and a hooligan and has no place playing professional sports that kids watch.

    Burfict, steelers nation thanks you for being a class “A” idiot and one of our best players

    That said. Hope you don’t see the field next year at all

  62. allight59 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Bengal fans should be ashamed of their team…..

  63. Mike says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    I don’t care how talented they are…if I’m Marvin Lewis, Burfict and Jones never play another down for me. They single-handedly snatched victory away from their 51 teammates.

    Absolutely inexcusable…and this coming from a Raiders fan.

  64. sheppar says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Marvin Lewis should be fired…out of control.

  65. whodatinurface says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    SMH

  66. steelegg says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Hahahaha

  67. anarchopurplism says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Is it possible that this lack of control by Marvin Lewis lead to him being dismissed?

    Will fans be calling for Hugh Jackson, since he such a top head coach prospect?

  68. jetsrkillinme says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Bad call on Burfict.

  69. maiphatdong says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    both these teams are filled with clowns, Tomlin is an embarrassment to coaches everywhere, he has no class what so ever, Pacman Jones is another clown

  70. 6jaws9 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    As a former NFL player who had to be in the same locker room as Pacman Jones…. I couldn’t be happier that he showed exactly what he’s always been… The worst person I’ve ever had to deal with… Keep it real Pman. Ha!

  71. lsuzilla says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Adam Jones should be in prison. I love that he cost the Bengals a playoff win.

  72. francogreenbradshaw says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Bengal players have to be the stupidest SOB’s I have ever seen! GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  73. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Incredible. Just amazing that a team can fail so hard like that. The two point attempt to Hill was a near disaster, the Hill fumble was reminiscent of Joe Pisarcik.

    The Steelers got in Cincys head, just as they have for over 40 years.

  74. canetic says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Do the Bengals have any discipline? Goodbye Marvin Lewis. That team is a national embarrassment. Next time think about the players’ character that you are stacking your team with.

  75. shomershabbos says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Wow. Too stupid to win

  76. stinkydiaperz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Classless, unchecked aggression = loss.

  77. blacknole08 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    I have NEVER seen a team implode on the verge of victory like the Bengals did just now. But karma is a you know what. Classless players and classless fans. Good win Pittsburgh.

  78. Jason says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    And no penalties on the steelers or Joey porter during all that. Gee what a surprise.

  79. juice08 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    That is a house cleaning kind of loss. Indictment on the entire organization.

  80. saintsredwings says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Wow. What a game. What a meltdown. Same ol’ Bengals.

  81. lp0320 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    I’ll be the first to comment on a game that was as disgraceful as I’ve ever seen and I’m old enough to have seen the 70’s Raiders.

    The fans were classless, throwing stuff at Roethlisberger?

    Burfict is hands down the dirtiest player in the league and has no business even playing. Cincinnati, maybe you have no one to blame but your own players.

    Maybe in essence it is the referee’s fault because had they thrown Burfict out, you might have won.

    Same old Bengals.

  82. mrmarengo says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    The Bengals are stupid. They should’ve ran out the clock before fumbling. I feel stupid for rooting for them.

  83. jacoby66forhof says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Marvin Lewis deserves to be fired after his teams performance at the end of the game regardless of his poor postseason record. #55 is going to kill someone and Lewis is the reason #55 is in the NFL in the 1st place. Then you add that 1st class D-bag Pacman, and the way your players act on the field is a reflection of the Head Coach.

  84. ocd2828 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Disgusting displays by both sides in this game. Neither coach has control of their players or even their coaches.

  85. thegreatestofalltimes says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    I was pulling for the Bengals, especially after that helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked out Rocky…until the Bengals completely screwed themselves.

    That pathetic two-point attempt. WTF kind of play-calling is that?

    Hill fumbling while going for extra yards deep into Pittsburgh territory when they were up by 1 point with 1:45 to go…why?!

    And then, of course Burfict with that absolutely malicious head-hunting on Brown after he’d obviously missed the catch to knock him out cold…and then Jones immediately drawing another personal foul thereafter before the next play is called. Pathetic. You did this to yourself, Bengals.

    – Not an AFC North Fan

  86. ahs2 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    I won’t forget that game for a long time…and I’m a freakin’ Lions fan!

    Bengals Brass should give Marvin Lewis a good, had look as he obviously cant control his team. He just started ands there and watches them flip out!!

  87. hlna55 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Bungals fans should be ashamed of themselves after their classless display. Don’t deserve a playoff win.

  88. rankster1950 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Even the ravens and their fans have a helluva lot more class than these clowns. Goodbye ma fa

  89. NYCTourGuy (Bucs fan) says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Marvin Lewis might lose his job over this one. I hope not, because I think he’s a good coach, but that team didn’t look like a team that knew how to win.

  90. ckruszka says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Wow! cincy needs to be ashamed of themselves in the way they behaved at the end of that game. Poor sportsmanship. burfict needs to be fined and suspended.

  91. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Unbelievable. Come on man.

  92. tunechi90 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Bengals dirty play finally catches up to them. Good riddance.

  93. chriskap11 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Burfict is a criminal in pads. Self player if I’m his teammates I would be pissed.

    One guy simply lost control and didn’t care about his teammates, coaches, fans or city.

    Suspension should becoming

  94. pantherfan1973299 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Oh my gerd Bengals…at first i was ready to console you on the loss, then couldn’t wait to congratulate you on the win, then….just wow….just. Wow.

  95. historyisyourfriend says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    The Bungals…least classy franchise and fans in the entire league. Come on Goodell…let’s see that suspension for #55 and his cheap shots. Should be at least 4 games minimum…

  96. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    Hill’s fumble, Pac-Man’s and Burfict stupidity…so fitting that the Bengals destroyed themselves when they had a sure victory in their pocket. Why Marvin Lewis did nothing to control his players is something that Bengal fans ought to be asking. Those last minute penalties were blatant, not even questionable.

  97. playsanity says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    The hit on brown was pretty bad, part of it was him fallin & ducking down, but still no reason to even attempt a hit there. The pac man penalty was such BS though, and why the hell is porter on the field in the middle of the ref and bengal players egging them on and yet they ignore him and flag pac man who tells him to get the f out of there. another screw job by the nfl and the refs.

  98. marthisdil says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    In before the Cincy crybabies saying that Burfict’s penalty shouldn’t have happened…and Pacman shouldn’t have been penalized…..

  99. heybackatyou says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    What can you say? Except that the Bengals are stupid.

  100. ymca2014 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    Make it rain! ☔👳

  101. shlort says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    Marvin Lewis was incensed about Burfict’s behavior at the end of the game. Burfict gave the game away. He is a good player, but what good is he if he loses control when he should be keeping his cool? I picked the Bengals in a close game, but I am glad they lost after how dirty Burfict played. Lewis might lose his job over that nonsense.

  102. upper23 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    That’s the problem when your team is built with horrible people as your leaders. Their true character will show itself at the worst time.

  103. johngaltx says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    What a dirtbag team. Cincy should be suspended for four games. The whole team!

  104. thames2vvvvvvrebel89130 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    pretty interesting big ben dodged 2 questions after game about his shoulder; he just laughed it off; wonder how bad hes hurt; cowboy fan here and his hit sure looked like the 2 hits that put tony out; surprised nance/simms didn’t mention that

  105. nepatriot1 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    Pure Bungles…….. What a collection of dopes.

  106. robt2013 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    “Steelers saved by penalties”
    Ya I’d say that’s about right.

  107. blackball407 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    I am not a Cincy or Pitt fan, but what a garbage ending. Officials decided the game.

  108. pittsburghfan71 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Burfect is such a disgrace. ball was 10-15 yards down the field when he smashed browns head. should be out of the league

  109. mr1drful says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    The Bengals should change their name to Mean Machine and wear green and white stripes.

  110. jimmyjamm03 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Bengals have no one to blame except for Burfict and Jones. The two of them need to grow up and act like professionals.

  111. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    When you employ humans that are complete losers, you’re gonna lose.
    Not a fan of either team, but was pulling for Cincy. By the time it was all said and done, I was glad the steelers won.
    Burfict and Jones have well-earned reputations. They proved just how deserving they are tonight.
    So my question to Bengals management would be: Is it worth it? Is it worth making excuses for the garbage character of your players when that character is certain to rear it’s hideous head at the absolute worst moment?

    Condolences to Bungles fans.

  112. jolly1234 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    I’ve always liked Marvin Lewis, but there is no way he can keep his job after being unable/unwilling to control his players.

  113. enoughofthatalready says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Disgusting display by Bengals players and fans. Who Dey.

  114. nflequalswwe says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    They don’t call em the Bungles for nothing!!

  115. embracethehate2015 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    No skin in this game for me. As a fan I’m discussed by what I just saw. Marvin Lewis should be fired. Clearly he has no control over his team. Burfectt need to be punished significantly. The NFLtalks about the integrity of the game. You have got to be kidding me. Just disscusting.

  116. athwartships says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Players and fans act like hoodlums…karma will come knocking….stay classy Cinci.

  117. ineptguy8 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    What can you say other than typical bungles.

  118. hardhitbigplaysteelers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Where are the bungals fans ……. Oh in the stadium crying

  119. jimbo75025 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Wow. That was one of the more bizarre games I have ever seen.

    Shocked if Marvin Lewis still has a job by Monday

  120. lukarwarrior says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    Of all the ways to bungle a game away, that was the Bengal-ist.

  121. docsmith54 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 AM

    I have been watching football since December 1962 and I have not seen a more ridiculous way to lose a game – even after a gift INT after a fumble. It make take a decade to wash that away.

  122. daltongang513 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Rigged

  123. vipod4ever says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Kids…that is why they are the Steelers and those guys are and always will be the Bungals!

    Disgusting queen city fans mimic their players and forever will!

  124. johnnyblumpkin says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Bye bye Marvin.

  125. mellimac says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Bengals didn’t lose their minds…they were head hunting revenge for the Bennard hit, which should have been a penalty. That play is the reason why there needs to be a coach challenge on replays. The Refs absolutely screwed it up, and almost caused a riot on and off the field.
    If there was a penalty, maybe cooler heads would have prevailed…instead we got crap…

  126. dickshotdogs says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    I’ve lost all respect for The Bengals. Well, some of them. Burfict should be exiled from the league, period. And Coach Lewis, you’ve got plenty of culpability in this, too. Discipline starts with you, and you’re lacking in it. Goodnight.

  127. titansfan12 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    One and done ain’t so fun is it. Get DJ Kaled in here. Another one.

  128. kinger96 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Burfect ending, what trash players and fans.. They deserved that ending.

    That hit on Brown, just pathetic.

  129. chawk12thman says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Lots of issues…..Coach can’t control players’, first and foremost……Hill fumble was bad and they would have been better off using victory formation three times, causing Pitt to use their T.O. and then kicking field goal…..The two penalties at the end were direct results of lack of control and both players cost the team the entire season…….Hard to watch that game….

  130. deprado1 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Million dollar salaries, zero dollar brains. Talk about tow knuckleheads who should be thrown off the Bungals after how they blew the game. Pacman and Burkett are idiots – period.

  131. skooter519 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    I like the Bengals coach but he has no control over his goons which cost them the game at the end.

  132. ajigel says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    I absolutely get the 15 for the hit on Brown from Burfict, but could someone explain to me how you hand out a second flag on the last two minutes bites of a playoff game that likely wouldn’t have been handed out in the regular season?

  133. mj323 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    I want to fee bad for the Bengals fans, but the way they were cheering for injuries is absolutely disgusting and they deserve this (and Burfict, I hope he starts next year with a very long suspension). No excuse for that kind of behavior.

  134. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Burfict could have killed brown with that hit. Right to the head. Could have snapped his spine from his brain stem very easily with the two going full speed and opposite directions.

  135. jshawaii22 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    All you can really do is shake your head and be real, real happy you’re a fan of some other team right now and not those kitties.

  136. francogreenbradshaw says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    You know they are called THE BUNGLES for a reason!!

  137. wnbasuperfan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Marvin Lewis doesn’t survive this.

  138. lemmetalkwouldya says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Bonehead fumble, bonehead offensive play calling, bonehead hit on Brown, bonehead move by Jones.

    This is a team without an ounce of discipline, and the blame for that falls right at the feet of Marvin Lewis, who once again isn’t able to get this team over the edge.

    He needs to be fired, once and for all.

  139. honalulublue says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Despicable scum. Burfict should be out of the league. Pacman is still a loser.

  140. ballin99999 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:12 AM

    Once again…..Bengals,

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAVAVAVAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHA

    SINCERELY,
    STEELER FANS EVERYWHERE

    HAVE A NICE OFFSEASON

  141. cincyfredo says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    FIRE MARVIN LEWIS. He has no control over his players. Fire him at 8:00am Sunday morning. Come on Mike Brown. This is a total embarressment to Cincinnati.
    With any pride, Marvin should resign …

  142. hanspard says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Well when you acquire knuckle heads….this is what you get.

  143. xpsalm103x says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Cheering because of an injured player. Players having no self control. Yeah, Cincinnati deserve to lose this game.

  144. radrntn says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Refs lost control of this game from the start. Steeter coching pulling players hair…why was there was no discussion of why was Joey Porter out on the field for talking smack to the bengals after the cheap shot on brown..ugly game….steelers stil knocking guys out with their helmets, bengals just being the bengals, Ben talking about being tough, yet takes another cart ride, only to return,whole thing is a joke

  145. cwifyou says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Hey Hey Good Bye Bengals. Low class.

  146. jhull22 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Probably the most bizarre game I have ever seen in the nfl. Cannot believe how undisciplined some of these players are. Jeremy hill fumbling was unacceptable, but pacman and burfict are the real losers in my eyes. Cost the team a chance at their first playoff win. Fun game to watch, but the unbelievable penalties by those two boneheads took away what could’ve been an epic finish. How disgraceful. One more one and done added to the list for the bengals and their garbage throwing fans.

  147. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Stay classy, Cincy!

  148. Blindsquirrelsfindnuts says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Marv Lewis should be fired tonight. Before he leaves the building. Zero control of his players

  149. jrbdmb says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Bengals implode yet again. Same old same old.

  150. takeachancellor says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Very dirty hit. Please suspend burfict. That’s coming from a Seahawk fan with no dog in this fight.

  151. briwis7 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Vegas odds on Pacman being arrested tonight.

  152. aikman2284 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Nice to see Joey Porter back on the field! Another NFL officiating blunder when it counts. Although the Bungles deserved to lose.

  153. hyzers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 AM

    Good job Bengals. That’s just how Jim Shwartz would have drawn it up when he was head coach of the Lions.

  154. dirtyback says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    It’s only fitting that Burfict would cost them the game. That dude is scum

  155. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Congrats Steelers!! On to Denver!! The Tebow Curse is over.

    Couple things:

    Ben really came through at the end.

    Bengal fans were completely disgraceful, throwing bottles at Ben being carted off. They now surpassed Eagles fans as the absolute worst in the league.

    Burfict and Pac-Man are two of the dirtiest players in the league and they cost their team the game.

    So glad the Bengal punks lost. The team and the fans are scum.

    WE DEY BABY!!! GO STEELERS!!

  156. groess says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Same ol’ Bungles. Couldn’t happen to two nicer guys…Jones and Burfict. Thanks fellas.

  157. bengalsofthenorth says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    3 steeler coaches had physical altercations with Bengal players. 2 Bengals were flagged on hits they led with their shoulders. Gio Bernard was knocked out with a shot that was led with the crown of a steeler helmet.

    Simms made it sound like this was all Burfict and he was the only guy out of control.

    I’ve never heard of coaches getting into physical alteraction with players so often in a game.

  158. codythao35 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Feels for Marvin to have stupid players that cost games. Rooting for Bengels to win bc it’s Zimmers former team but those fans and the team did not deserve this win. Especially their rude fans cheering and throwing stuff at Ben when he was carted to the locker room.

  159. xli2006 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Bengals… WTF are you doing? When you have zero moral filter for who you will sign to your team, actions like this will eventually come back to bite you somehow.

  160. slats7 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    The Burfict Ending.

  161. birdsfan1215 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Undisciplined players making almost unbelievable mistakes!
    I like Marvin Lewis, but this is his program and he may have to pay the price for that ugly ending.

  162. whooligun says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Fixed

  163. slats7 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    How to Lose a Game in 10 Seconds, starring Vontaze Burfict & Pacman Jones.

  164. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Wow

  165. heybeerman95 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 AM

    Burfect is out of control and should be suspended for along time. Got in the refs faces several times and should have been flagged. He is going to seriously hurt someone. That shot on brown was just plain old head hunting.

  166. carolinagreg says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Good thing the NFL sent out that memo, LOL.

  167. slats7 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Classless team and classless fans.

  168. ghostrider45 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    We got jobbed on the fumble wtg stealers you fukin cheaten nothrcfucers

  169. liamj55 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Lol Bengals

  170. ditkainyourbutkus says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    after cheering for Ben being carted off and throwing stuff at him, this is the ending Bengals fans deserve

  171. Cunning Linguist says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    If Marvin Lewis keeps his job after THIS fiasco, he must have compromising photographs of the owner. This was a complete meltdown. I was rooting for the Bengals until that disgusting Burfict hit. After that I was pulling for the Steelers, and I hate the Steelers. Not to mention, all the Bengals needed to do is NOT TURN THE BALL OVER, they could have TAKEN A KNEE and it would have been very difficult for Pittsburgh to win. Disgraceful.

  172. mcjon22 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Not a fan of either team, but the Pacman flag at the end was ticky tacky.

  173. cvdt57 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    What a subjective finish. Not necessarily bad reffing. Just subjective. 10 different ref crews would have called it 10 different ways. Certainly not what the NFL wants. No one deserved the win. It’s bad for business.

  174. dkeucd says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    I wasn’t aware that the Bengals had 11 Black Lives Matter protesters on the defensive roster. Might as well have burned the stadium down after the game.

  175. doublezero74 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Bungles being the bungles, always. Is there a worse way to screw up a playoff win?? To be a complete embarrassment to the game of football?? What a disgrace to PROFESSIONAL football.

  176. gmg425 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    They were saved by the officials, too. Calling that second personal foul can’t be justified.

    Further, Cincinnati got called for a shoulder-to-shoulder hit on Pittsburgh’s first scoring drive but Pittsburgh didn’t get called for spearing when Shazier hit a Bengals receiver helmet-to-helmet.

    How can the NFL call themselves a professional sports league when clean hits gets penalties called but hits that were aimed at causing head trauma aren’t penalized?

    Pittsburgh is just as unethical as Coach Belicheat.

  177. dmfc1112 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    The nfl is getting what they want. All set up for a brady/manning or brady/big Ben afc championship game. More money more money. They have all the credibility of the wwe.

  178. theoriginalcardsfan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    If there was an yearly award for “Best Performance of Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory,” this award definitely goes to the Bengals in 2016.

  179. tombradysdeflatedball says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Bungles lol

  180. bostonlovescanucks says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Well, I wont say the Bengals got what they deserved, but certainly Lewis and sub human Burfict certainly did. Burfict seemed to literally lose his mind as the game went on, culminating what I hope is a serious suspensionable attempted decapitation. The coach should have had more control, but I believe the NFL should encourage ejections more as certainly was the case tonight..

  181. lscottman3 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Bengals prove that talent cannot overcome stupidity

    Lewis has to be fired

    Disgraceful

  182. dlr4skins says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Not invested in the outcome but not sure the hit that was clearly leading with the head on Bernard was any less dangerous. These rules can more stupid as we go.

    The outcome was based on the officials discretion. Sure hope no more are.

  183. trainwrecksryan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Who Dey? Dey Dirty.

  184. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Wowww what an amazingly stupid ending to a game for bengals fans. I think if Ben hadn’t gotten hurt the bengals would never have had a lead. I cannot believe the collapse I just saw to me it was worse than the GB game last season. I mean personal fouls that aren’t even in the field of play running into the tunnel like you sealed the game and fumbling the ball when your trying to kill the clock. Pacman being Pacman it’s just hard to believe the home team would do put on that type of late game performance when they have such a good coach.

    Marvin Lewis embarrassed all coaches with his lack of control over his team. The bengals use to be the most arrested bad boys and they moved on to that but performances like this tonight will have their perception take a huge step back and people once again will think they are some uncontrolled poorly coached players which is totally fair.

  185. stampnhawk says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Typical Bengals. But what is Joey Porter doing out on the field? He’s the LB coach, hardly the coach that needs to be checking on Antonio Brown, and Brian was halfway off the field and Porter was still yakking.

    Out there simply to be a jackass and stir up crap. Jones penalty was pillow soft which would’ve made it a 50 yarder.

    Between him and Munchak earlier in the game, typical Tomlin discipline.

  186. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 AM

    Classless disgraceful display by Bengal fans and their players. LOSERS.

  187. nygiantsfan22 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 AM

    The Marvin Lewis era is officially over.

  188. nothingman says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 AM

    This should be it for Marvin Lewis.

  189. gadgetking2010 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 AM

    Burfict needs to be suspended for at least 4 games to start the next season

  190. gb15class says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 AM

    Wow. Feel bad for Cincy fans. #55 and #24 combined for most idiotic play in post-season history. 30 free yards with less than 20 seconds left.

  191. Juan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    What a shock … the Steelers win due to penalties .. they never get any calls go their way.

  192. alan226 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    Stay classy Bengals

  193. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    Burfict should have been ejected

    Dirty dirty dirty player

  194. getakluwe says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    You just knew it was going to happen….somehow, some way.

  195. jobotjones says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    What a joke of a franchise and fan base.

    No excuse for throwing trash on the field or at players.

  196. scorpiodsu says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    It was 100% clear that besides the coaches not being able to get a hold of the players, there were no leaders on the field to keep guys heads in the game. It appears the leaders were the ones acting a fool.

  197. sixchr says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    “No guys, the Bengals are for real this year.”

  198. ryanclark25 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    Delighted we are through and that it came at the expense of burfict and Jones of all people, however I feel sympathy for Marvin Lewis, AJ Green, Atkins, and a few others. They deserve better than to be left down by morons.

    From our view, despite obvious flaws, I think we can have optimism going to Denver. Manning likely can’t hurt us deep giving out defense a good shot, and assuming brown isn’t concussed we’ll either have Ben, a more prepared Jones or a dressed Vick. Obviously Ben is the preferred option. Williams may be back too but if not, the two rbs tonight did fine. Roll on next week!

  199. sleonardi1 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    Honestly I don’t know how Marvin can keep his job after that disaster. Comes down to poor coaching.

    Couldn’t stop the Steelers.
    Undisciplined players.
    0-7 in the post season.

    At the same point the Steelers didn’t really play well either. (Granted Big Ben wasn’t bad and did get hurt).

    Can see them looking at Hue Jackson as his replacement.

  200. bengalsfan2079 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 AM

    I am absolutely truly embarrassed by the Bengals and my hometown city of Cincinnati. Shame on you Cincinnati Bengals fans for throwing stuff. Shame on you Vontaze and Pac Man for throwing your teams game away. That was a dirty play I’ve defended the guy before but I’d cut him tomorrow uncalled for. That bad apple has got to go. Its pathetic. Feel for AJ McCarron the most dude has did nothing but work hard and just had that game he won stripped away from him. I’m truly embarrassed to be a Bengals fan right now.

    Shame on the NFL for not taking control of the game AGAIN.

  201. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:19 AM

    Porter would have knocked Jones out.

  202. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    Marvin Lewis couldn’t control his own players. LOSERS.

  203. quackbury says: Jan 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    Most classless players and most classless fans in the AFC. Boomer nailed it after the game.

  204. james2111 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    The Bungals Bungaled!!! Classic!

  205. accipiterq says: Jan 10, 2016 12:21 AM

    Did anyone actually see the incident that caused the second personal foul?? Some people are saying it’s because he bumped Porter, others are saying it’s because he bumped an official….I’m not saying I don’t trust the NFL….but yeah…..

  206. pdway says: Jan 10, 2016 12:21 AM

    what did Pacman do exactly? and why was it ok for Joey Porter to be all the way on the field?

    no dog in this fight, but hate to see officials decide a game like that.

  207. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:21 AM

    Burfict should get suspended at the beginning of next season for the flagrant head shot to Brown. LOSERS.

  208. uglydingo says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    Crazy finish. Irresponsible play from several Bengals handed the game to Pittsburgh. Some of the most undisciplined and stupid football that I’ve ever seen. Clearly Marvin Lewis cannot control some of his players, eg Vontaze Burfect and Pacman Jones. Cut them for their stupidity on the big stage.

  209. gbatap says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    Jones didn’t hit an official, he hit a steelers defensive coach who had no business on the field and was in a scrum. Not sure how theres only one penalty there. Refs decided the outcome of a playoff game. Burfict deserved a flag, Jones didn’t.

  210. whitepony2002 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    Karma is a mother huh Cincy? Bunch of criminals on that team thinking the game is played in a prison yard. Oh and classy fans cheering when Ben got hurt and throwing trash at him as he is carted off. I won’t even go into the basic attempt to end AB’s career. Thank god I’m a Steelers fan.

  211. tundra67 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    Awful … What a complete embarassment for the NFL.
    I have never seen such a ridiculously low level of character and sportsmanship – both from the Bengals > and their fans.

    The franchise should be sanctioned for the fans’ behavior – throwing trash on the field, etc.

    Marvin Lewis should be fired for incompetence.

    Vontaze Burfict should be suspended (or run out of the league) for clear intent to injure.

    Pacman Jones … should be cut, obviously. Apparently there is no fixing what a complete ‘waste’ he is.

  212. tombreck2 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    As a Ravens fan I never thought anything would make me root for the Steelers to win but congratulations Bungles fans; when you were booing Antonio Brown as he got up after that assassination attempt you made everyone turn into Pittsburgh fans.

  213. nodindenver says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 AM

    Somebody needs to tell Tomlin and Jones to find a rain jacket! Could not be happier with today’s results. slobberknocker in The Nati makes for a beat up Steelers team as next opponent. If Brady beats their nemesis KC and follows up with his kryptonite, Mile High, I will buy his Jersey. Was present for Jax, Ravens, and Colts home playoff losses as as bye seed so I expect kicking and screaming next week. Go Broncos!

  214. openfieldtackle says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 AM

    Bye bye ghetto team! What a team full of criminals… Sad for the great city of Cincy!
    Lewis should resign if not let him loose.

  215. leftguard68 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 AM

    Garbage franchise, garbage players. Cincy deserves this pain.

  216. MoreRockin says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 AM

    Pissed of Bengals fan here! Can we just call this “the Bungle in the Jungle”!?

    Mike Brown … You are losing me with Marvin man … I am glad he has convinced you to not micromanage the business as much but Jesus dude .. I think it’s warranted to find a better fit

  217. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 AM

    The NFL better do something about trash like Burfict. LOSERS.

  218. steelpenguin6687 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 AM

    As a lot of you guys are fond of saying, “karma’s a bitch”. The classless Cincy fans throwing debris at, and cheering an injured Ben, helped seal your fate..lol. Couple that with Burfict, who will be suspended to start next season, and there you go..one and done.

    Even former Bengal, Boomer Esiason, said it was disgraceful…

  219. alwaysaz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 AM

    Wow! The refs botched this one too. How did Porter not get called for an unsportsmanlike penalty and Adam Jones did? Tragic.

  220. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 AM

    I said earlier this week that Burfict would cost the Bungals a game and he did. He needs a very heavy fine and suspension.

    Cinci fans cheering Ben’s injury and throwing bottles at him shows a lack of class.

    Finally for Dr. Rustbelt …how does it feel to get DESTROYED….again by the Steelers?

  221. unclebirdman says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 AM

    Bengals players and fans are clearly the most classless in the NFL. Tonight remove all doubt. What an embarassment they must be to the decent people in the stands, you know, not throwing debris on and cheering an injured player. I have to say it, it was a simply Burfict ending.

  222. Deb says: Jan 10, 2016 12:25 AM

    Would never claim our players were lil angels. They weren’t. But …

    Burfict intended to knock Bell out of the game earlier in the season, and he intended to knock Roethlisberger out of the game tonight. The guy is a menace who shouldn’t be in the league. Much respect to Boomer Esaison for calling out Marv Lewis and the behavior of his players. As for “fans” throwing trash on an injured player being carted off the field … that says everything about the culture in Cincinnati.

    Pittsburgh may not win another game this season, but I’m thankful the Steelers won this one. McCarron did a great job; sorry it was wasted on this bunch.

  223. jr4real says: Jan 10, 2016 12:25 AM

    Don’t even start with the comments like “the NFL wants the Steelers to win.”

    Cincy imploded on themselves.

  224. bgsusteelers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:25 AM

    My health can’t take this yit!

  225. realdealsteel says: Jan 10, 2016 12:26 AM

    Chiefs will eliminate the Patriots. No O-line for the Patriots going up against Justin Houston & company? Chiefs win going away.

  226. scandiman says: Jan 10, 2016 12:26 AM

    A player like Vontez Burfict should be suspended for a long time for his play tonight. Totally out of control head hunter who is now the poster boy for the title “head hunter”. Really hope AB is OK after that vicious hit. I feel sorry for true Bengals fans but not the trashy ones who cheered and threw stuff at Big Ben on his way to the locker room after being hurt.

  227. openfieldtackle says: Jan 10, 2016 12:26 AM

    HaHaHaHaHaHa! Cincy has a SAD team!
    You will NEVER EVER win anything you stupid team of criminals!

  228. mzew233 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:26 AM

    #1 — was not a file even with as close as it was, The refs came out 10 seconds later with a foregone conclusion.

    #2 –that is NOT pass interference at all. The receiver put his shoulder forward and did NOT leave with his helmet.

    #3 after a call like that to end a home playoff game. ANY PLAYER including the PFTs offspring of they played in the nfl. Would be upset and react about that.

    As a Pats fan, people who complain they want the Patriots to win and be protected. Or defer HgH attention for deflate gate.
    You have seen nothing yet. Goodellis in his office $$$$$ making sure the specific teams advance$$).

  229. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jan 10, 2016 12:27 AM

    Ravens Steelers games are always hard fought, well played, and well coached battles.

    The Bengals team and fans disgusted me, throwing bottles at Ben while being carted off was absolutely shameful.

    This is why Cinncinatti doesn’t win Super Bowls.

  230. ironman721 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:27 AM

    Curse of Bo Jackson is alive!!! Haha!!!

  231. mzew233 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:27 AM

    *fumble
    *file= fumble. Please replace MDS

  232. rexryanstits says: Jan 10, 2016 12:28 AM

    The animals got out of their cage tonight.

  233. diminishingskills says: Jan 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    Wow. Even he Browns don’t lose with that much stupid.

  234. therealhazer says: Jan 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    Pac Man is back!

  235. cfos00 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    Every Bengals problem showed up at once. Lewis didn’t control his team. Hill fumbled yet again. Burfict was out of control. Pacman had no discipline. Stuff good teams don’t do. They deserved to lose for that.

  236. johnthebiscuit says: Jan 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    Hahahah loser Ohio have fun on your couch. Burfict is trash.

  237. clashpoint says: Jan 10, 2016 12:31 AM

    All game long I was screaming at the refs and the Steelers over penalties, and all game long the Bengals were arguing with the refs and riding them. Glad it was that punk Burfict who blew it, and when Jones tantrums and touches a ref, that was it. Couldn’t have happened to two better jerks.

    I’ll take it, even though it sucked.
    Go Steelers!

  238. anc713 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:31 AM

    3 things need to happen for the Bengals now!
    1. Cut Burfict asap
    2. Cut Pacman Jones asap
    3. Fire Marvin Lewis asap

  239. pacificdan says: Jan 10, 2016 12:32 AM

    The Bengals have no one to blame but themselves. And I was rooting for them to win this game. What a shame. The coach is as, if not more, responsible than the players.

  240. babyjunkie says: Jan 10, 2016 12:32 AM

    Steelers will win be Super Bowl now. They are playing with house money.

  241. dmcgrann says: Jan 10, 2016 12:33 AM

    Vontaze and Pacman – what a combination of idiots.

  242. Spazz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 AM

    Awful game. I lol’d when the Bungles bungled again.

  243. joshhogan73 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 AM

    One of the most devastating losses I have ever seen

  244. ryanc2015 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 AM

    Teams need to think long and hard about signing guys like Burfict and Jones. History of bad behavior and poor decisions. Cost them a big playoff win.

  245. BIG RED says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 AM

    Dumb.

  246. jimlahey916 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 AM

    I cant stop smiling boys!

  247. dude2424 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:35 AM

    This was, by far, the Bengaliest way to lose a game.

  248. nosleeptilsb says: Jan 10, 2016 12:36 AM

    What started out as a snoozefest turned into a car wreck you couldn’t look away from. We will all be fortunate if we never have to witness a game like this again.

  249. unbridledsexy says: Jan 10, 2016 12:36 AM

    Haven’t seen a more despicable display of sportsmanship in a very very long time. I would be shocked if Marvin Lewis is still the coach come next week.

  250. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Jan 10, 2016 12:37 AM

    Either the Steelers sold their souls to the devil years ago or they are the luckiest team in NFL history. They seem to pull out the impossible when it matters

  251. pittsburghdamned says: Jan 10, 2016 12:38 AM

    Ugly game all around., but Burfict is a sicko. He should be suspended indefinitely.

    I dedicate this win to all the Ravens trolls who are crying now more than Pacman Jones.

    Tebow that.

  252. metlifeteardown says: Jan 10, 2016 12:38 AM

    Steelers fans. Don’t be hypocrites and complain about all the hard hits over the middle as you wear your Jack Lambert/Greene/Blount/Palomalu shirts. Burfict reputation got him that call he veered away from Brown’s line. He really didn’t want to get the 15. But that’s the rule. Shaziers helmet to helmet on Bernard was just as bad and more intentional. The 15 on Jones for touching an official was a horrible way to end a great game. Wish Steelers could have earned it. They got handed 30 yards with 18 ticks on the clock.

  253. getyourownname says: Jan 10, 2016 12:38 AM

    Hill’s mistake (don’t fight for extra yards, hold on and go down to protect yourself) was foolish, critical and showed poor judgment, but it was not as brain dead as Burfict’s or Jones.’ Burfict should have stayed in the locker room he grandiosely ran into after the interception.

    Really, how is this guy ever going to be a leader?

  254. lostsoulsdomain says: Jan 10, 2016 12:39 AM

    Such a Burfict ending to a great game!

  255. berniesmullet says: Jan 10, 2016 12:39 AM

    Anyone that defends Burfict’s hit is hilarious. Would have been ejected in college. Needs to be ejected for first 2 games next year. Dude is a danger to himself (as evidence by his multiple concussions) and others.

  256. lionswinsuperbowl says: Jan 10, 2016 12:39 AM

    Seriously?

  257. metlifeteardown says: Jan 10, 2016 12:39 AM

    The Immaculate Burfiction!!!!!

  258. breakmyrustycage213 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:40 AM

    You act at if the Pittsburgh team didn’t do some seriously questionable things. Joey Porter on the field… Really??! The Bengals got robbed.

    -REDSKINS fan

  259. TRsome says: Jan 10, 2016 12:43 AM

    Has anybody explained why Joey Porter was on the field in the Bengals’ players faces and why he wasn’t flagged?

    LB coach on the field to check on an injured WR and then jump in Pacman’s face? Is that what you Steelers fans are about to argue?

  260. sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says: Jan 10, 2016 12:43 AM

    Since being tebowed the Steelers….. Ahhhhhh never mind! Hahahahah

  261. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 10, 2016 12:44 AM

    A blowout loss would have been better. Too many players trying to make it on ESPN highlight reels and end up on ESPN for the wrong reasons.

  262. purplepillager says: Jan 10, 2016 12:45 AM

    I’m a Vikings fan so I have no dog in this fight. I will admit that I was pulling for the Bengals just so they could finally get a playoff win. However, the way this game ended does not sit well with me at all.

    Short form, the referee determined the outcome of the game. All events leading to the end of this game were justifiable until the personal foul against Adam Jones. I didn’t see him contact an official or anyone else for that matter. If he didn’t contact anyone than he was flagged for cursing. The Bengals’ season ends, Marvin Lewis’ future is in question, and the entire city of Cincinnati gets sucker punched for Adam Jones swearing at somebody? Even if he had contacted someone, THE REFS CANNOT DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME! If Adam Jones did something wrong then the refs should report it to the league and Jones will get fined. Changing the outcome of the game is unacceptable! This was a dead ball foul. The refs should not have the power to change one team’s field position by 30 yards with 18 seconds left. This RUINS all of the effort that was put forth by both teams. Make Pittsburgh earn the last 10 yards to get into field goal range. Don’t just give them a pass to the second round of the playoffs.

    I’m utterly disgusted and there need to be changes made in the offseason.

  263. melikefootball says: Jan 10, 2016 12:45 AM

    Here is a QB that get zero credit, come back on the filed can’t throw the ball long and the Steelers win. Lets not cry penalties did it, the Bungals got penalties all second half , Ben did his job and the Cincy cried again.

  264. magikskillz says: Jan 10, 2016 12:47 AM

    Chargers fan.
    Bengals and steelers are both dirty. Every time they play they intentionsl try to injure top players on the other team. I get that its a big rivalry but as a football player its just plain bush league and classless to intentionsl try to injure another player

  265. dmretrogames says: Jan 10, 2016 12:47 AM

    If Shazier fumble recovery correctly called, it’s 22-0 and game over.

  266. burfictisabeast says: Jan 10, 2016 12:49 AM

    Gotta go Marvin Lewis. Just can’t let that happen.

  267. patsfiend says: Jan 10, 2016 12:56 AM

    The first penalty on Burfict borderline but sure, okay. The second on Jones? They failed to show it on TV and Simms and Nantz were so pro Steelers it was sickening. Felt bad for the Bungles, but you just can’t fumble in that spot.

  268. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:56 AM

    The Rooneys have the refs in their pockets, The hill fumble was not a fumble, his knee was down before the ball was loose. Granted Burfict and Jones just put the icing on the cake, they should not have lost that game. Those fans probably want to jump off the bridge into the Ohio river after that one!

  269. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 10, 2016 12:57 AM

    Thanks for the win Burfict, you effin’ jagoff.

  270. randomcommenter says: Jan 10, 2016 12:58 AM

    Prior to those last 2 penalties, Steelers had nearly 100 more penalty yards called against them than the bengals.

    Steelers were called for 10 penalties for 142 yards.
    Bengals 8 for 79.

  271. pittsburghdamned says: Jan 10, 2016 12:58 AM

    Congrats to Bengals on becoming our “real” division enemy for the foreseeable future…

    The Browns & Purple Browns of Baltimore are interchangeably irrelevant.

    Enjoy your off season on the sofa.

  272. tonebones says: Jan 10, 2016 1:00 AM

    Now you know why Carson Palmer wanted out. Mike Brown signs guys like Pacman Jones and Burfict, but gets rid of guys like Justin Smith.

  273. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 10, 2016 1:00 AM

    It almost seems as if the Rooneys have the refs in their pockets. The Hill fumble was not a fumble, his knee was down before the ball was loose. Granted Burfict and Jones just put the icing on the cake, they should not have lost that game. Those poor bengals fans probably want to jump off the bridge into the Ohio river after that one!

  274. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Jan 10, 2016 1:05 AM

    Never any mention from you or the broadcasters of the dirty hit from Shazier on Bernard. No flag either. Only talk afterwards about Burfict going crazy on the sideline. No talk or penalty on DeCastro driving Burfict into the ground 10 yards behind the play a few seconds after the whistle. The refs giftwrapped this game before the imbecilic penalties at the end. The NFL is a joke.

  275. 400marios says: Jan 10, 2016 1:06 AM

    A case study in the cost of losing your composure.

  276. leatherface2012 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:07 AM

    shave and a bungle…….2 bits!!

  277. cruisekid says: Jan 10, 2016 1:07 AM

    Yes Bengals loose their minds because as alway the refs ignore Steeler Fouls and call the Bengals.

    In the first quarter a Steeler leaves his feet to launch at Eifert. No call.Decastro is blocking Berfict 10 yards away from the play well after the Whistle, no call.

    Bryant’s touchdown one foot down with ball, ball no longer touching his body, then second foot comes down he gains possession.

    Shazier hits Bernard by leading with the crown of his helmet. No call

    Coach Joey Porter leaves the bench to confront Bengal players on the field. No call.

    last two games against Cincinnati, Pittsburg not called for one offensive holding penalty.

    Yes Bengals loose their mind they shouldn’t have to beat a good Steeler team and the Refs

  278. broncos727 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:19 AM

    Has to be Lewis’ last game as coach

  279. steelerfan587543 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:23 AM

    That was the most violent, ugliest football game I ever saw. Neither team covered themselves with glory and there were things that should never have happened from both teams.

    As a Steeler fan I condemn the actions of Mike Munchak on the sideline and concede that Ryan Shazier should have been flagged for his hit on Bernard.

    That said, Burfict is surreally violent and proved it by costing his team the game. He was berserk before the game even started and completely lost it after the Shazier hit. He single-handedly cost his team the game. He decided hurting someone and throwing away everybody else’s hard work all season long was more important than simply winning the game.

    And the Bengals fans were deplorable. Pelting Ben with trash and drinks while he’s on the cart? That’s insane. Way to represent your team and the city most of you live in.

    I hope I never see a game that ugly again. Alas, these two teams play twice every year so it’s sure to happen. AFC North games are bloodbaths. Now Pittsburgh is wrecked going to Denver. They’ll be lucky if they don’t get 40 points hung on them.

  280. nje22 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:30 AM

    That being said, the Bengals are idiots, as is Marv

  281. realnflfan2015 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:34 AM

    Stat Classy Bungals

  282. pittsteelersfan says: Jan 10, 2016 1:34 AM

    What a crazy game! Big Ben is a tough dude! This game adds to his legacy as one of the best/toughest QBs ever! He couldn’t even use his right hand to take off his baseball cap as he walked off the field, but used it to throw completion after completion from his own 9 with 1:3 to go! I hope he and AB are ok! Crazy ending. Bengal fans should be ashamed of themselves and their team!

  283. pittsteelersfan says: Jan 10, 2016 1:35 AM

    Super Bowl 50 Prediction: Pitt: 36 Ariz: 31

    Stairway to Seven!!!

  284. jtbsteeler says: Jan 10, 2016 1:38 AM

    Burfict is trash.

  285. tdubdizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 1:39 AM

    Burfict went from hero to zero real quick.

  286. tdubdizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 1:40 AM

    The Playoffs, a hill the Bengals can’t climb.

  287. bayousooner90 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:43 AM

    Refs blew it. Joey Porter never should have been where he was on the field. Penalty on Pac Man was wrong

  288. zygizag says: Jan 10, 2016 1:45 AM

    You have to feel sorry for most of the CINN fans (except the A-holes) and for most of the players on the CINN team (except the few A-holes)

    just unbelievable

    Steelers get help from the Bills and continue
    Steelers get help from the Bungles and continue

    just unbelievable

  289. Bonerz'NPudz says: Jan 10, 2016 1:50 AM

    You can keep them outta…. never mind.

  290. truesob1 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:55 AM

    Who dey? #7thsuperbowlherewecome

  291. r8dernation says: Jan 10, 2016 1:55 AM

    That ranks right up there with the all-time playoff chokes! Nice work Bungles.

  292. 6andcounting says: Jan 10, 2016 1:58 AM

    If Burfict and Pacman had just stayed in the tunnel they would have won the game. Can’t fix stupid.

  293. lewisisthebestsincepb says: Jan 10, 2016 1:59 AM

    Jeremy Hill blew it

  294. njsteeler says: Jan 10, 2016 2:01 AM

    Who dey? LOL The D played well for the most part. Ben going out definitely hurt, but thank goodness for #55, and #24! On to Denver. Hope that AB can go, but if not it’s time for Wheaton, and Bryant to step it up. Shazier was a beast today. Got the monkey off of our backs, and now have the chance to exorcise some past demons at Mile High.

  295. fansrus says: Jan 10, 2016 2:07 AM

    You can’t make this stuff up. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team. Sometimes in life you get exactly what you deserve.

  296. boothisman says: Jan 10, 2016 2:13 AM

    Boomer says the he’s ashamed to be a Bengals fan after their classless act, throwing trash at an injured player. How low. Glad the Steelers won and shut that crowd down. Good luck in Denver!

  297. nflcurator says: Jan 10, 2016 2:14 AM

    In one sense, this is Marc Lewis’ responsibility because

  298. itsfootballnotfantasy says: Jan 10, 2016 2:15 AM

    The steelers should have never needed saved. The refs blew the Shazier TD by blowing it dead. This would have been a crime if the steelers didn’t win. They lost their studs though due to refs incompetence. Ultimately better to see the bengals true character shine through. The players match the fan base classless.who throws stuff at an injured human or player, I say human. After cheering he got hurt. Lewis deserved this to happen, never got those players in line. You target a guys head, you got serious issues. Enjoy the off season bungals

  299. nflcurator says: Jan 10, 2016 2:20 AM

    Continued… In one way, it is not Lewis’s fault that Hill fumbled or his players under performed for most of the game. On the other hand, he keeps animals on his team and allowed them to play even when he know they were out of control.

    As for Burfict and Pacman Jones, I hope they they are sick with the understanding that they fury fueled play cost them the game.

  300. glaedrfly says: Jan 10, 2016 2:21 AM

    I carried my daughter to bed after that interception. I thought it was over. Bengals are a mess. If Andy Dalton had been able to play…doesn’t matter. Coach ran out of lifelines on this one.

  301. bobhpine says: Jan 10, 2016 2:39 AM

    I think the Bengals might be sort of not good at football since they haven’t won a playoff game since 1990, which is sooooo long ago.

  302. christos99 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:51 AM

    I’m neither a Steelers, nor a Bengals fan so I have no dog in this fight. However, watching the game, I made several observations:
    Jeremy Hill scores TD to put them on the board 15-7, and he ensues in a mocking, dancing celebration – while still losing.
    Vonaze Burfict intercepts Landry Jones, and tauntingly runs into locker room tunnel with teammates with 1:50 remaining.
    Jeremy Hill fumbles on the ensuing play.
    Vonaze Burfict hits Antonio Brown, resulting in a 15 yard personal foul (Penalty on Pacman Jones was questionable).
    I don’t really believe in karma, but this is a head scratcher.

    Ironically, Steelers kicker Boswell has eventual game winning kick – after losing Suisham and Hartley to injuries and cut Scobee.

    Football never ceases to amaze me, week in/week out…

  303. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jan 10, 2016 3:17 AM

    As a fan of a team which, maddeningly, commits the same types of unfortuitous penalties in the early part of its seasons, I FEEL for Bengal fans.

    But your players have GOT to control their emotions, especially when it looks like the zebras are calling a tight game on you while calling a loose game on your opponents. If you weather the storm, you could even overcome the fumble and hold on to win.

  304. linebacker2 says: Jan 10, 2016 3:21 AM

    Cincinnati Bengals are more than One-and-Dones . . . they’re One Pump Chumps.

  305. orb1943 says: Jan 10, 2016 3:51 AM

    Vontaze Burfict needs to be suspended and fined by the NFL, whereas Adam Jones needs a heavy fine – pushing the officials around is dumb and dangerous. One would hope the the Players’ Association will not fight too vigorously for these two idiots who bring only selfishness and disgrace to the game.

  306. samitonsports says: Jan 10, 2016 4:38 AM

    The Bengals should be ashamed of themselves for losing this one.

  307. aj66shanghai says: Jan 10, 2016 4:45 AM

    If I were a Bengals fan, I would not be angry at the coach. Just the two idiots that lost the game for them. They should be run out of the NFL, no team should want guys that lack the mentality to play tight in a big game.

    Also, what a terrible game by both teams. With minutes left I realized that I had zero confidence in either team to win in the next round, so I stopped caring about the outcome anyway.

  308. ohand16 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:56 AM

    Big. Ben. Simply the best. # 7 is coming soon, count on it.

  309. squeebus says: Jan 10, 2016 6:42 AM

    Don’t do it, Doc Rustbelt. The world is more interesting with you in it.

  310. holeinone09 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:00 AM

    Just watched the game replay. The ending was even sweeter the second time around!!

  311. 1historian says: Jan 10, 2016 7:21 AM

    I must confess that I was rooting for the Steelers and when Burflict intercepted the pass I gave up and went to bed, not wanting to see the Bengals win.

    Lo and behold I got up go to the computer and it turns out the Steelers won, thanks to Bengals’ penalties, which is why a lot of people, including me, call them ‘the bungles’ – They can’t hold on to the ball and then they commit 2 penalties that let the Steelers get 30 yards closer to a gimme field goal.

    I see one of the other stories on this game is “Could out of control players prompt Bengals to make coaching change?”

  312. 1historian says: Jan 10, 2016 7:22 AM

    OMT – To state the obvious – They have no one to blame but themselves.

    (And those uniforms they wear don’t help much either.)

  313. therealcoltmccoy says: Jan 10, 2016 7:33 AM

    Too bad the refs game that game to Pittsburgh. We all know the Bengals were the better team all year (last night included).

  314. mrloser444 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:02 AM

    Bring back replacement refs. Can’t get any worse than what’s on the field now. Don’t know how a Ref(a sideline Ref at that) can miss a blatant helmet to helmet hit. And this was supposed to be an All-Star crew! Not a fan of either team.

  315. gmen32 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:23 AM

    “Adam Jones was also flagged 15 yards after he contacted an official in the aftermath”.
    Thanks for clarifying that. I thought he bumped into ASSISTANT COACH JOEY PORTER as he
    LEFT THE FIELD!!! At the very least, there should have been off setting calls. Expecting the NFL to admit on Tuesday, oh yes, a flag should have been thrown because Porter was on the field.
    Get it together NFL.

  316. watermelon1 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:13 AM

    More like saved by the officials.

  317. dolfan72 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:13 AM

    When did Dave Wannstedt start coaching the BUNGLES! FINALLY, something worse than rooting for the Miami FISH STICKS!

  318. cometkazie says: Jan 10, 2016 9:22 AM

    Consequences can haunt you.

  319. docsmith54 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:24 AM

    I mean: dumb extra-yardage fumble after a well-played INT.

  320. mbmixer says: Jan 10, 2016 9:25 AM

    What irritates me most is that the Steelers let them back in to the game in the first place, we can’t seem to close out and send a message. We were lucky to escape this time.

  321. jason9696 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:34 AM

    The Steelers are going to get whipped next weekend in Denver.

  322. benzoids says: Jan 10, 2016 9:38 AM

    LMFAO….. Only the Bengals. We’ll take it. Dirtballs

  323. the8man says: Jan 10, 2016 9:47 AM

    I’ve seen a few unravelings in my life, but never this late in a game where the team had the lead AND the ball.

    It was there for the Bengals to take and they just blew it. The fumble. The completion on 4th and 3 by Ben, the head shot…ugh.

    This one is going to sting for a long time. From purely a management perspective, I think it’s time for a coaching change.

  324. coloradotennisfan says: Jan 10, 2016 9:54 AM

    Was this game played in Philly or Jersey? I thought that only Philly and Jersey fans throw things on the field (usually snow balls). The refs lost control of this game by not calling a penalty on the Steeler hit of Bernard.

    At least Andy Dalton can rest well!

  325. swagger52 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:55 AM

    If the Refs call the game fairly, replace all the comments about firing Marvin Lewis with Mike Tomlin. Tomlin has Joey Porter on the field to incite a stupid penalty from the Bengals.

  326. furbsfromtheburgh says: Jan 10, 2016 9:56 AM

    I think Marvin Lewis should be fired for not having control of his players and Mike Tomlin should be fired for not instilling discipline in his players. Too many penalties on both sides. Pittsburgh seems to make games more interesting than they should be by holding calls, illegal procedures, etc. Anything you do that hurts your team’s chance to win is a discipline issue including excessive celebration in the end zone. I love the Steelers but I think they would be a far better team with a new coach. We should have promoted Whisenhunt instead of hiring Tomlin. We may be hunting for our 10th Super Bowl trophy instead of 7th.

  327. sixlombardisinyourface says: Jan 10, 2016 9:56 AM

    Where is the Tebow guy ???? Where is the Tebow guy ???

  328. wasabileaf says: Jan 10, 2016 10:35 AM

    Burfict was passed up in the NFL draft by all 32 teams. His lack of control of his emotions on the field has been well documented all the way back to High School. He was benched by his ASU coach for taking 2 stupid personal fouls on 1 crucial play which cost his team the game. Great player when he is under control but the NFL really has to step in here and set an example with a huge suspension and fine. AB could have been killed the way his neck snapped on impact.

  329. ohand16 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:43 AM

    Bengals Lives Matter!

  330. attilatheplumber says: Jan 10, 2016 10:44 AM

    Once again, the refs got in the way. That call on the pass across the middle was borderline at best and the flag should have stayed in the ref’s pocket.

    The defender goes low, to avoid the receiver’s head, and the receiver dives down, into the path of the defender.

    How is that a game-changing call?

    I had no horse in the race and didn’t care who won, but watching the NFL has become bizarre, really. Boo!

  331. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    If the Refs call the game fairly, replace all the comments about firing Marvin Lewis with Mike Tomlin. Tomlin has Joey Porter on the field to incite a stupid penalty from the Bengals.

    Swagger52, how’s it feel watching from the couch? Sucks to be a Raven fan …..again!

  332. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 10, 2016 12:43 PM

    purplepillager says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:45 AM

    All events leading to the end of this game were justifiable until the personal foul against Adam Jones.

    The refs should not have the power to change one team’s field position by 30 yards with 18 seconds left.

    ———

    There is a disconnect here. It was a 15 yard penalty and changed a long but makeable 50 yard FG into a relatively easy 35 yard FG.

  333. Knute's Knuggets says: Jan 10, 2016 4:57 PM

    Congrats PIT, but remember you did not win as much as CIN beat you then then themselves. You should be very concerned for next year.

  334. stuartscottslefteye says: Jan 10, 2016 6:00 PM

    Why the unnecessary roughness call on Williams after the hit on Wheaton which led to a Steelers field goal? Wheaton caught the ball, turned, and took 3 steps – a defenseless receiver, c’mon, that was pathetic. What was Porter doing on the field? Let’s face it, he was one of the dirtiest players I have seen play (I remember him repeatedly gouging the eye of a running back at the bottom of a pile) – my point being – I’m sure he wasn’t there helping bring about calmness and tranquility. And no player ejections for the Bengals after that head-hunting hit, especially, I’m sure, after multiple warnings? I know the refs aren’t perfect, and you can’t expect them to be perfect. But they need to be consistent. If you’re going to make bad calls, or bad non-calls – do it consistently, for both teams. Not a fan of either team.

  335. mikeyfootball says: Jan 12, 2016 9:06 AM

    Vontaze Burfict wants to be James Harrison when he grows up

  336. BigAlHeBDMan says: Jan 12, 2016 12:41 PM

    I don’t have a horse in this race, but I am dismayed by the actions of a few players that cost their team the game, and reflected badly on the others members who played winning football. You win as a team and you lose as a team, right? This game will go down in NFL history as possibly the worst ever in the history of the playoffs.

  337. BigAlHeBDMan says: Jan 12, 2016 12:45 PM

    francogreenbradshaw says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:08 AM

    Bengal players have to be the stupidest SOB’s I have ever seen! GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!
    —————————————-

    You are giving stupid SOB’s a bad name by associating them with Bengal players.

  338. howleyesque says: Jan 12, 2016 2:35 PM

    @Roadtrip I AGREE! AND, out of control coaches like Munchak too. What happened with the Bungles IS inexcusable BUT that doesn’t make the stunts pulled by the STEALERS coaches and Shazier even slightly less reprehensible either!

    NEITHER team did anything to be proud of in that game, BOTH were disgraceful. And, for that reason I SINCERELY HOPE that the only thing the Stealers DID win in the end is the 26th pick in the draft!

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