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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Broncos Must Have Lucky Horseshoes Up Their Butts

Of all ways to lose, this has to be particularly hurtful for the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s not as if they were dominating the game — neither team was. But after finally putting together a good drive at the end of the game, the Bengals saw their efforts get wasted on one of the luckier plays you’ll see. I’m sure Oklahoma State fans will be able to tell Bengals fans exactly how crappy it feels to get beat on a fluke play like this:

Credit Stokley for his awareness — not only was he in the vicinity to make the catch, but then he also stalled at the goal line for a few seconds to try and run more time off the clock. Given the circumstance — at their 13 and down by one point with only 11 seconds left, this is like winning on a freaking hail mary. This play might go down in history in the same breath as the Kordell Stewart hail mary, or the LSU bluegrass miracle. And somehow, someway, Josh McDaniels walks out of Cincinnati with his first head coaching win. Maybe it’s karma for the Bengals keeping so many delinquents on their team. 12-7 and boy does it hurt.

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