The Cincinnati Bengals and their fans were finally able to celebrate a playoff win. Cinci defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL Wild Card round to earn their first postseason victory in 31 years. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor knew who the real MVP was.
ESPN reported that after the 26-19 win on Saturday, Taylor dropped by at a local bar. The coach had an honorary game ball and wanted to give it to the fans for their support through decades of suffering. The Bengals coach said he has been waiting to deliver the ball since 2019.
Patrons at the Mt. Lookout Tavern were surprised and thrilled to see the head coach. Taylor said in a viral video that the win would be the first of many playoff triumphs for his team. Zac didn’t expect all the media attention. Taylor insisted that nobody brought a camera in.
“Sure enough, I get in there and there are a thousand cell phones. I don’t know what I was thinking was going to happen.””
The Cincinnati Bengals had not previously won a playoff game since the early 1990’s. Just watching the game on television, fans could feel a sense of relief and pure joy in the cold Cincinnati air. The head coach wasn’t about to let that moment pass him by.
Zac Taylor and the Bengals won’t have long to celebrate. The team hits the road for their second-round playoff matchup against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Zac Taylor is hoping to make good on his promise of more playoff victories.
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