With the Indianapolis Colts out of the NFL Playoffs, the Cincinnati Bengals are the team that fans are rooting for. In the Wild Card Round they defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19. On Sunday, the Bengals went into Tennessee and knocked off the number one seeded Titans on a game winning 52-yard field goal by rookie kicker Evan McPherson to win 19-16.
Every Monday on the Dan Dakich Show, Sean Salisbury breaks down the most recent week of the NFL. During his conversation with Dan, he showed some serious appreciation for Joe Burrow.
“The culture is just different. Instead of walking and hoping they’re going to win, Joe Burrow believes he’s going to win a Super Bowl this year. I can GUARANTEE you he does. He’s got guts, he believes in his team, they rally around him, he’s got a swagger that’s not fake, and he’s the best quarterback in the (AFC) North and it’s not close.”
Next up for the Bengals is a Kansas City Chiefs team they defeated just three weeks ago (in Cincinnati) 34-31. Ja’Marr Chase had a day he will never forget (11 receptions 266 yards and 3 touchdowns), Burrow threw for 466 yards, 4 touchdowns, didn’t turn the ball over once, and the defense held the Chiefs to 122 yards in the second half. But can they beat the Chiefs again?
“They have a legitimate chance. It’s going to be a brutal football game. The last time they got together, Burrow threw for almost five bills so he’s not afraid of this situation, I assure you of that. This will be fun.” Says Salisbury.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes knew the two teams would see each other again when the stakes were higher.
A win on Saturday for the Bengals would mark the third time the franchise has made it to the Super Bowl with it being the team’s first appearance in 33 years. In both of those appearances, Cincinnati faced the San Francisco 49ers. Will the third time be the charm if the two teams meet on February 13th? Only time will tell.
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