VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / THE BENGALS LOST SUPER BOWL LVI AND OF COURSE I’M PISSED

THE BENGALS LOST SUPER BOWL LVI AND OF COURSE I’M PISSED

I hate referee's!
Publish Date: 02/15/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
CINCINNATI, OH - FEBRUARY 13: Bengals fans react to the final plays of Super Bowl LVI being shown on a big screen at The Banks Riverfront Entertainment District on February 13, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fans gathered to watch the Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

The Bengals lost super Bowl LVI and I’m simply pissed. Like any good fan, directly following the game I took to social media to air my grievances to anyone who wanted to listen. My main point being the NFL must do better with their officiating. Here I sit one day removed from the Bengals Super Bowl loss and I stand by that statement. I believe in the world of sports, especially in football the officials set the tone of the game early as to how the game is going to be called, and certainly Super Bowl LVI was no different. For 58 minutes of the game, we watched as the officials turned a blind eye to countless penalties on both sides of the ball for both teams, and to be honest I was ok with that. In my opinion the less influence any official has over the game the better. I’m mean heck former Bengal and Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth could have been called with illegal hands to the face on the first play of the game.  There were so many non-calls the first three-quarters of the game I stopped counting them at 16 when I rewatched it, and that was for both teams combined. Did Higgins grab Ramsey’s facemask on the opening play of the second half? Yes, he most certainly did, and that was another non-call. Did Ramsey commit pass interference before the facemask? Yes, I believe so, Ramsey also absolutely in my opinion interfered with Higgins all night and got away with several defensive holding calls. As an official, you cannot turn a blind eye the entire game on questionable calls and then start enforcing them when the game is on the line. I believe the officials handed the Rams their final go-ahead score. A defensive hold was called on Logan Wilson on third down with 1:44 left to go in the game giving the Rams a fresh set of downs and an eventual free score! Wilson’s hold was questionable by NFL standards at best and nowhere near as blatant as Ramsey’s hold on Higgins in the first quarter keeping the Bengals out of the endzone. Not to mention on the same play the “phantom” defensive hold was called, the Rams right offensive tackle should have been flagged for a false start as he was a full step into his pass blocking when the ball was snapped.

Check out the top Sportsbook bonuses!

SI Sportsbook
1.
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
Bonus Code
Copy
SI Sportsbook Bonus Code
Copy
Get Bonus
T&Cs apply, 21+
Bonus Details
Type:
Free Bet
Cashable:
yes
Requirements (WR):
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly – Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
2.
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
Bonus Code
Go to FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus Code
Go to FanDuel
Get Bonus
T&Cs apply, 21+
Bonus Details
Type:
Welcome Bonus
Cashable:
yes
Requirements (WR):
Bet365
3.
Bet $1, Get $200
Bonus Code
Go to Bet365
Bet365 Bonus Code
Go to Bet365
Get Bonus
T&Cs apply, 21+
Bonus Details
Type:
Free Bet
Cashable:
no
Requirements (WR):
PointsBet
4.
Bonus Code
PointsBet Bonus Code
Get Bonus
T&Cs apply, 21+
Bonus Details
Type:
Free Bet
Cashable:
no
Requirements (WR):
BetMGM
5.
100% up to
$1000
Bonus Code
Go to BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus Code
Go to BetMGM
Get Bonus
T&Cs apply, 21+
Bonus Details
Type:
Risk-Free Bet
Cashable:
no
Requirements (WR):
1x Bonus

However, looking at the game objectively the question is, did officiating cost the Bengals Super Bowl LVI, and the answer is NO.  I believe the officials handed the final go-ahead score to the Rams, but the Bengals had multiple opportunities prior to that point to secure the game, and anyone who has ever coached has told their players at one time or another “DON’T LEAVE THE GAME IN THE HANDS OF THE REFS”!

I’m not an NFL coach, nor will I claim I’m qualified to be, but several play calls during the game just left me scratching my head. Why is Samaje Perine not Pro Bowler Joe Mixon being handed the ball on 3rd and 1? Why were the Bengals going empty backfield on 4th and 1? Why are the Bengals going for a fourth-down conversion at the start of the game from their own 48-yard line?  Those are just a few of the questions I have that I can’t seem to find answers to.

Putting everything aside, the Bengals didn’t lose Super Bowl LVI because of bad officiating, they didn’t lose because of questionable play calling. Simply put they lost because the Bengals offensive line did what they have done all season and let Joe Burrow get destroyed the entire game. Not taking anything away from Aaron Donald he is the best in the NFL, but he is not as good as the Bengals let him look the second half. During the divisional round of the playoffs, the Bengals squeaked by the Titans allowing Burrow to be sacked 9 times. You simply cannot allow your quarterback to be sacked 7 times in a Super Bowl and expect to have any chance of winning the game period!

SI Sportsbook
1.
97/100
Rating
Credit Card
Virginia (US) Lottery Board
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
SI Sportsbook Sports Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
SI Sportsbook Review
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Highlights
  • Impressive $50 free bet bonus
  • Easy-to-navigate website and mobile platform
  • Plenty of betting options
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly – Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
2.
96/100
Rating
Credit Card
Virginia (US) Lottery Board
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
FanDuel Sports Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
FanDuel Review
Go to FanDuel
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Highlights
  • Well-known company
  • Excellent range of markets
  • Clever site design
Bet365
3.
94/100
Rating
Virginia (US) Lottery Board
Bet $1, Get $200
Bet365 Sports Bonus
Bet $1, Get $200
Bet365 Review
Go to Bet365
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Highlights
  • Excellent range of sports betting markets available
  • World-renowned brand
  • Easy to navigate
PointsBet
4.
94/100
Rating
Credit Card
Virginia (US) Lottery Board
PointsBet Sports Bonus
PointsBet Review
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Highlights
  • Well-regarded brand
  • User friendly website and app
  • Includes all major sports markets
BetMGM
5.
93/100
Rating
Credit Card
Virginia (US) Lottery Board
100% up to
$1000
BetMGM Sports Bonus
100% up to $1000
BetMGM Review
Go to BetMGM
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Highlights
  • Excellent range of sports betting markets
  • Straightforward user experience
  • Competitive odds

Moving forward this offseason the Bengals have some work to do, as several key defensive players are up for free agency. My hope is they keep the core of this defense in Cincinnati; however, the front office must find a way to get five guys on that offensive line that are going to do their jobs. Cincinnati right now has a chance to be in perennial contention for the foreseeable future. Joe Burrow appears to be a once in a generation type player, and none of us can see into the future, but if this young man doesn’t get some protection, he might “Andrew Luck” the Bengals and disappear sooner than later.

 

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Tommy Morrison and AIDS: The Truth about what happened
Tommy Morrison burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1988. Following a ...
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Lady Tyger’s Tale: How Marian Trimiar Mauled the Boxing Establishment of the 1970s and 80s
To Feed the Ambition in Your Heart is Like Carrying a Tiger ...
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for ...
NFL Fines Will Not Fix Poor Officiating
NFL fans, we are halfway through the 2019 season, and the fines ...
Selecting the Best Player on Every NFL Team Heading into 2019
This article lists the best player on every team in the NFL ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
The Red-Hot Hoosiers get derailed in Maryland
The Indiana Hoosiers' win streak came to a ...
Artur Beterbiev stops Anthony Yarde: Bivol next?
WBC, IBF, and WBO world champion Artur Beterbiev ...
NBA Nets vs Celtics: Odds, Tips and predictions 02/01/23
📅 Date: Wednesday, February, 1 🕚 Game Time: ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: AFC 🏈Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Video: NFC🏈 Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
Video: Bengals🏈 Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
96/100
Bet365
Bet365
Bet365 Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Bet365
Bet365 Bonus
Bet $1, Get $200
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site