Bengals coach Zac Taylor is trying to begin a brand new custom in Cincinnati: ship a game ball to followers across the metropolis after each postseason win.
He launched into such a process on Saturday, after the Bengals defeated the Raiders 26–19 and recorded their first playoff win in 31 years.
That evening, Taylor and punter Kevin Huber confirmed up at Mt. Lookout Tavern, a bar that Taylor passes throughout his trip residence from work, to shock the supporters there with a memento from Saturday’s win.
“It was what I pictured,” Taylor informed The MMQB‘s Albert Breer. “It was packed. It was a very good scene. Folks clearly had been there for some time, having a very good time, which is what I hoped for. So it was enjoyable to give you the option to share that with these individuals.”
The workforce’s social media account additionally stated that game balls would be dropped off at two other bars in the city, together with, in at the least one occasion, by tight finish C.J. Uzomah.
“Mr. Taylor was right here truly the primary week he obtained employed, had dinner proper upstairs quietly together with his assistants, unassuming,” Mt. Lookout Tavern’s kitchen supervisor Daniel Love told WCPO in Cincinnati. “And he obtained to work and the fruits of his work has bore.”
Taylor, now in his third yr with Cincinnati will look to construct on the custom and proceed his workforce’s season subsequent Saturday, when the Bengals play the Titans.
Kickoff is about for 4:30 p.m. ET.
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