Bengals cornerback Adam Jones sent some holiday cheer in the direction of the Steelers after the Bengals lost Sunday’s chippy matchup with their AFC North rivals.
Jones wasn’t the only player jumping onto social media to stoke the bad blood between the two teams. Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert wrote that he hopes to face the Bengals for a third time in the playoffs while making a reference to Cincinnati’s recent history of short visits to the postseason.
“All I want for Christmas is the Bengals. Would love to see them in the playoffs where they choke. The talking is done between the lines,” Gilbert wrote.
A third matchup in the opening round of the playoffs is a real possibility. The Bengals could be the third seed and the Steelers the sixth seed come the end of the season, which would pit them against each other in a game that would likely lead to a lot of trash talking between the lines, outside the lines and everywhere else.