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Cincinnati Bengals edge the Tennessee Titans 19-16 on a last-second field goal, advancing to their 1st AFC championship game in 33 years

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Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52- yard field goal as time expired, lifting the fourth-seeded Bengals past the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday to end the NFL’ s longest active road playoff skid. “He’ s got ice in his veins,” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said of McPherson.“ There’ s not much more to be said. Logan Wilson picked off Tannehill with 20 seconds…
The Cincinnati Bengals just keep ending postseason droughts, and their latest victory has them in their first AFC championship game in 33 years. Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the fourth-seeded Bengals past the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday to end the NFL’s longest active road playoff skid. “He’s got ice in his veins,” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said of McPherson. “There’s not much more to be said. He’s just as cool as it gets.” A week after snapping a 31-year playoff victory drought, the Bengals (12-7) finally won their first road game in the postseason after losing their first seven. They reached the 1981 and 1988 Super Bowls by winning on their home field. The Bengals will play in the AFC championship game Jan.30 at the winner of the Buffalo Bills-Kansas City Chiefs matchup Sunday in the other AFC divisional-round game. The Bengals intercepted Ryan Tannehill three times, setting up two of McPherson’s four field goals. Logan Wilson picked off Tannehill with 20 seconds left at the Bengals 47. Joe Burrow hit Pro Bowl rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase with a 19-yard pass, then the Bengals ran twice to set up McPherson for the win.

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