It’s crazy to think that the Cincinnati Bengals were one of the worst teams in the league just a few seasons ago.
Obviously, Joe Burrow‘s arrival and the plethora of offensive talent they gathered have had a lot to do with the franchise’s epic turnaround.
But we also have to give HC Zac Taylor some credit — even though he’s been to blame for some of their shortcomings over these past couple of years.
The Bengals are once again one of the biggest powerhouses in the AFC this season.
They proved it by taking down the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round, which led do coach Taylor keeping up one of the best, most wholesome traditions in the National Football League right now.
Taylor has given away game balls throughout town every time the Bengals win a playoff game, and he kept that streak alive again by making some people at a local bar quite happy.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor's tradition of delivering game balls around Cincinnati after playoff wins continues. Here is at the Blind Pig, which is right across the street from the team's facility/stadium. pic.twitter.com/ITBVSg08Fz
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) January 16, 2023
Even so, the Bengals won’t have a lot of time to celebrate, and Taylor will need to work around the clock until their matchup with the always-dangerous Buffalo Bills.
The Bengals were up 7-3 over the Bills just a couple of weeks ago, but Damar Hamlin‘s injury eventually led to the game’s suspension.
Now, Joe Burrow and company will travel to Buffalo’s blistering cold for what might as well be one of the most exciting games we’ve seen in decades, featuring two explosive offenses with no shortage of talent on the field.
Hopefully, coach Taylor will have some more footballs to give away when they’re back home.