The previous AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals were unable to defend their title this season after falling to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium yesterday.
The game produced a nail-biting low score of 23–20. The Bengals conceded a 7-point deficit in the first half, from which they couldn’t recover anymore.
However, in the fourth quarter, the Bengals were hoping to clinch the victory, but it was stolen after an unnecessary foul was committed by Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai.
Joseph Ossai pushed the Chiefs’ star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and thus the Chiefs obtained an opportunity, eventually scoring a game-deciding field goal. One can only conclude that it is the DE’s fault.
How was Joseph Ossai’s reaction to his untimely foul?
The 22-year-old DE was seen crying on the bench after the loss, and his teammate was sensible enough not to throw blame at the youngster. The Bengals’ head coach also sang in the tune, showing sympathy for the young player.
In the postgame interview, Ossai was floundering in tears, and the defensive tackle B.J Hill came in to provide emotional support to finish the interview.
— Michael Niziolek (@michaelniziolek) January 30, 2023
Later, Joseph expressed his gratitude, stating, “Means the world to me. These guys mean a lot to me. We come every day and we work hard for each other. To know that they have my back is giving me peace right now, for sure.”
The Bengals’ gesture impressed the NFL community, and the fans were not reluctant to appreciate the team’s bonding and morality.
— Devin Sirkus (@devinsirkus) January 30, 2023
Ossai was drafted in the 2021 NFL draft, and the Bengals picked him in the third round. Previously, he played for the Texas Longhorn football team at the college level. Prior to the AFC championship, he completed six solo tackles and assisted another 11 in 16 games coming off the bench.
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