The Cincinnati Bengals scored a nasty almost miraculous win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the NFL’s AFC Championship game, taking the team to Super Bowl for the first time since the late 1980s.
The Bengals scored a 27-24 overtime victory over Kansas City at the Chiefs’ home ground. The Captains, a team that has made consecutive trips to the Super Bowl for the past two years, have been heavily favored to make it to the peat three this year. The Bengals’ opponent will be decided late Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers play the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game in Los Angeles.
The Bengals’ final trip to the NFL’s championship game came in January 1989 when the team lost 20-16 to San Francisco. The Bengals also lost to San Francisco 26-21 in the team’s only Super Bowl appearance, in January 1989.
Sunday’s AFC Championship was a duel of young quarterbacks, as the Captain’s hot striker Patrick Mahomes recorded another banner season. But the Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow has been on the NFL’s best-watch list for the past few years.
The captain in the Mahomes era won Super Bowl 31-20 against San Francisco in 2020. The team lost 31-9 last year to victorious Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sunday’s Bengals-Chiefs battle was hailed by CBS Sports broadcaster Tony Romo as “the biggest comeback in championship game history” due to how high expectations were for Kansas City.
The captain took an early lead but the Bengals elevated the film by tying it up, 21 to 21, in the final seconds of the third inning.
Cincinnati took a 24 lead with less than six minutes to go into the fourth quarter. Kansas City finished at the last second. The match lasted 15 minutes of injury time until the Bengals scored after about five minutes of play.
The player is sure to bring great ratings to CBS. The network used the AFC Championship gaming platform to promote the upcoming release of its long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick.” CBS and Paramount Pictures, its sister studio under the auspices of ViacomCBS, spent a two-minute clip featuring star Tom Cruise promoting the Bengals-Chiefs Championhp game and the film, slated for release in May after two COVID-driven delays since 2020.
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