While it may be used as a motivational trick, the Cincinnati Bengals are clearly still upset over their perceived slight from the NFL and league office. And even after a convincing win over the Buffalo Bills during the Divisional Round, the Bengals are still airing out these grievances on a very public platform.
Superstar wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is the latest to join the trend. He went as far as saying the league was trying to rig certain things to get the Bills into a Super Bowl appearance.
Chase was adamant that the "NFL was doing stuff to get the Bills to go to the Super Bowl" and believes the league office thought the Bengals were "not ready."
There are a number of issues that Chase takes exception to. Not only did the league make their plans of a neutral site AFC Championship game between the Bills and Kansas City Chiefs (not the Bengals) very public, but they also even sold tickets to the event days before Cincinnati spoiled this potential matchup in the Divisional Round.
Add in one controversial replay review to overturn Chase's second touchdown of the game, and the Bengals are not happy.
Monday will mark the end of the saga, as Buffalo's season is officially over. The focus now shifts toward the actual AFC Championship matchup between Cincinnati and Kansas City. Early NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook show the Bengals as slim 1.5-point road underdogs in a rematch of last year's AFC title game.
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