Tony Romo goes viral for joke at end of Bengals-Chiefs game
Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson won the day on Sunday, but Tony Romo definitely finished a close second.
McPherson continued his run of postseason dominance, hitting a 31-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs and send the Bengals to their first Super Bowl since 1988.
EVAN MCPHERSON SENDS CINCY TO THE SUPER BOWL. #NFLPlayoffs #RuleTheJungle pic.twitter.com/lcWku1eYpt
— NFL (@NFL) January 30, 2022
Since Cincinnati intercepted Patrick Mahomes on the opening possession of OT, they only needed a field goal to win. After marching the ball deep into Kansas City territory, the Bengals chose to kick the field goal on third down.
Romo, who was calling the game for CBS, went viral for a joke that he made before the field goal. Romo noted the benefit of attempting a field goal prior to fourth down.
“I’ve seen guys in the playoffs drop a snap before in a big situation,” he said.
Tony Romo referenced his infamous playoff mistake and Jim Nantz didn't pick up on it, so Romo said it again lol pic.twitter.com/TiiYN7VDT7
— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) January 30, 2022
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is, of course, poking fun at himself for his notorious playoff screw-up in the 2006 NFC Wild Card Game against Seattle. While holding for a Martin Gramatica field goal try to potentially take the lead late, Romo bobbled the snap, costing Dallas the game.
Tony Romo explaining why the Bengals should kick the winning FG on 3rd Down: “I have seen guys in the playoffs before drop a snap in a big situation.” He was referring to himself, Seahawks 2006 Wild Card game, and Cowboys lost.
— Mr. Borton (@mrborton) January 30, 2022
Twitter absolutely loved Romo’s self-deprecating humor. Here were some of the best reactions.
Tony Romo: “I’ve seen guys drop a snap before in the playoffs.”
Fun humility from Tony 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dzG3qvlttI
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) January 30, 2022
If you can’t appreciate Tony Romo as an NFL announcer then I don’t know what to say to you.
“I’ve seen guys in the playoffs before drop a snap in a big situation.” pic.twitter.com/IHIkesETDj
— John Fallon (@IndieFilmNYC) January 30, 2022
Romo: “I’ve seen guys drop the snap before in these types of situations.” pic.twitter.com/iyN6e0bEAf
— Zach Taylor (@ZachTaylorSport) January 30, 2022
Tony Romo: “I’ve seen some guys drop some snaps in big moments” pic.twitter.com/ngn3LKWZy9
— Just Lurking Von Bro Dude (@ericjawn) January 30, 2022
Despite never winning a Super Bowl, Romo clearly has a good sense of humor about his own postseason shortcomings. His wit is part of what makes Romo such an entertaining analyst, as viewers also saw during another Bengals game earlier this month.
Photo: Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; Television announcer Tony Romo following the AFC championship game between the New England Patriots against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports