Earlier than Saturday, the Bengals had by no means received a road playoff sport. That is not the case, and kicker Evan McPherson won’t ever should pay for a drink in Cincinnati ever once more.
With the rating tied at 16 and solely three seconds left in the fourth quarter, the rookie out of Florida nailed a walk-off 52-yard field goal to ship the Bengals to their first AFC championship since 1988.
McPherson’s leg additionally gave the No. 4 Bengals their first-ever playoff win on the road and it got here in opposition to the No. 1 Titans who obtained again star operating again Derrick Henry after being with out him since Week 8. Henry completed the sport with 62 yards on the floor and a landing, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient.
Joe Burrow ended the sport with 348 passing yards regardless of getting sacked 9 occasions—a mark that ties the document for a playoff sport. His resilience paid off and he now has two playoff wins in his first two postseason video games. McPherson ended the sport 4-for-4 on field goal tries and nailed his one further level kick.
The Bengals will face the winner of the Chiefs–Payments matchup, which can kick off Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
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