The Steelers took a 17-10 lead on the Patriots on a Martavis Bryant touchdown catch before halftime, and the celebration afterward took things to another level.
A grimy football game can be fun, sometimes. Messy, brutal, even a little bit of dirty play can raise the stakes, or at least turn a game into a car wreck that can’t be looked away from. Steelers-Bengals was not fun.
Vontaze Burfict caught what was surprisingly his first-ever NFL ejection in the first half of today’s Bengals game against the Titans. He didn’t seem to mind:
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Steelers renewed acquaintances Sunday, and it took all of 43 seconds of game time for Burfict to do something that may warrant another suspension. Even for Burfict, that’s pretty efficient.
The NFL’s decision to suspend Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict five games for his illegal hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman resulted from a new rule that will also be a point of emphasis for officials this year. (Let’s go ahead and informally name the rule after Burfict, in the grand tradition of eponymous NFL…
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, no stranger to unpaid time off, has received a five-game suspension for a dirty hit laid on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman in a preseason game earlier this month. The suspension would be for violating a newly installed NFL rule offering “defenseless player” protection to receivers…
It was reported yesterday that the NFL will be reviewing the low hit Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict put on Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett during Sunday’s game, and today brings news that the league is looking at another incident involving Burfict from that very same game.
Yesterday was only Vontaze Burfict’s third game of the season—the Bengals LB missed the first three with a suspension for, functionally, all the dirty shit he’s done—and he’s already in fine form. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the NFL is reviewing a low hit he put on Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett in New…
I mean, you knew this. Even before Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict went headhunting on Antonio Brown, helping to cost Cincinnati the game, he was the guy who slapped another player in the balls, the guy who tried to twist two opponents’ ankles, the guy who in the regular season put Le’Veon Bell out for the year and dove at…
Vontaze Burfict was understandably taciturn following the Cincinnati’s wild card game meltdown and his role in setting up the Steelers’ winning field goal, so NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders took the Bengals linebacker to task during tonight’s postgame show—stating that refusing to answer reporters’ questions is…
Vontaze Burfict’s head shot to Antonio Brown and a subsequent penalty on Adam “Pacman” Jones earned the Steelers and a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger enough yardage to set up a game-winning field goal—one that erased what had been a stunning fourth-quarter Bengals comeback.
After complaints from the Panthers alleging that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was giving a little extra on two tackles and trying to twist Cam Newton's and Greg Olsen's ankles clean off, the NFL will reportedly review tape and consider further discipline for Burfict.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, whose college career consisted of spectacular plays punctuated by pugilism (sometimes against his own teammates) and who has at least once in his pro career delivered that most unkind of love taps is again accused of playing the heel after yesterday's game against Carolina.
Packers-Bengals has turned into a shootout complete with pushing, shoving, and a ball tap the officials never saw.
Keep your hands out of other people's uh-oh places, Vontaze.