Not only can the Bengals not win a playoff game, they can’t even get their awards straight.
Adam “Pacman” Jones said on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown deserves a Grammy for an acting job on a game-changing penalty in Saturday night’s AFC wild-card game at Cincinnati.
JUST NOW on @dpshow: CIN Adam Jones: “Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking it. I think he needs a Grammy award for that one.”
— KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) January 11, 2016
Brown remained prone on the field after taking a hit to the head from Vontaze Burfict in the final minute of the game. Burfict was penalized 15 yards, and Jones was penalized another 15 yards for an exchange with Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter.
Those penalties essentially ended the Bengals season because they set up Chris Boswell with an easy 35-yard field goal to win the game 18-16.
Brown is in the concussion protocol, so it’s difficult to believe he was acting. Even if he was, he’s not getting a Grammy unless he was singing while being treated on the field. An Oscar, maybe, but not a Grammy.
The Bengals have lost five wild-card games in five seasons, and Saturday’s defeat was by far the most crushing of the five.
Now all they can do is watch as their bitter rivals go for another Lombardi Trophy.
Or is it the Stanley Cup?