Vontaze Burfict, Pacman Jones cost Bengals with penalties
Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones cost the Cincinnati Bengals a playoff victory by committing two terrible penalties at the end of their game with the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday.
Cincinnati was leading 16-15 in the final minute and they were trying to keep the Steelers out of field goal range. They were doing a really good job of it too.
Pittsburgh had the ball at the Cincy 47 with just 22 seconds left and threw a pass to Antonio Brown that was incomplete. Unfortunately Burfict came in head-hunting and leveled Brown with a cheap shot that has the wide receiver in concussion protocol.
This is just brutal pic.twitter.com/hBsIAJIBwO
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 10, 2016
As players from both sides were mixing it up following the dirty hit, Steelers asssistant coach Joey Porter came onto the field. Pacman got into it with him and was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
In one play, the Bengals gave the Steelers an extra 30 yards thanks to two penalties, moving Pittsburgh from the 47 to the 17. Mike Tomlin didn’t screw around and just went straight for the 35-yard field goal to win the game.
This is what the Bengals get for having a bunch of character issue hotheads on their team who can’t control themselves. Pacman and Burfict have been this way at every level. It serves the Bengals right for relying on these players.