The Cincinnati Bengals came up short in Super Bowl LVI.
They had one more drive to try and score the go-ahead touchdown but were thwarted by Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite the defeat, there are several positives that could be taken from the Bengals’ fantastic run.
They defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Kansas City Chiefs to reach the big game.
The Bengals also manifested their fortitude with a come-from-behind overtime victory against the Chiefs on the road.
More importantly, Joe Burrow proved that the hype is real.
After an abrupt ending to his rookie season due to a knee injury, the LSU alumnus brought confidence and swagger to the Bengals’ offense.
With a revamped offensive line and a scary receiving corps, Cincinnati has an opportunity to make a Super Bowl return sooner than later.
But nothing comes easy in the NFL and they must maintain their hunger for the championship despite their success.
For that reason, Burrow is setting an example by reporting to the Bengals’ offseason workouts.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) May 2, 2022
The Bengals are the last team to start their offseason workouts for 2022.
Another Tough Journey Awaits For The Bengals
The competition within the AFC North alone will be tough, especially with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense and the Cleveland Browns having Deshaun Watson.
But granted that they clinch a playoff spot, the path only gets tougher in the highly-competitive AFC.
Teams in the AFC West could all clinch a postseason berth because of the adjustments they’ve made.
With an improved offensive line, the Bengals faithful hope that Burrow will be able to do his job better.