The Bengals entered Sunday’s game with a chance to clinch both a playoff spot and AFC North crown, but something much grander was at stake: an opportunity to dent the Steelers’ postseason hopes.
With so much riding on a rivalry game, you better bet Who Dey Nation came in hot with customary pre-game, tailgate Terrible Towel burnings.
There was this poor soul who got burned after not knowing when to let go:
And this older woman who brought out the tongs as she stood in confidence:
Suffice it to say, the torchings were not a sign of things to come for the Steelers — instead, they broke Andy Dalton, William Gay danced for hours after picking off Katherine Webb’s husband and most importantly, playoff hopes are still alive.