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It would appear the Cincinnati Bengals have a major fan in former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
MJD popped up on a Tuesday broadcast of “Good Morning Football” on NFL Network and said he’s picking the Bengals to win their playoff game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.
Why? One big reason: Sloppy, cold weather that favors the Bengals.
“Another thing is this: I just see too much firepower on the Bengals. It’s too much. I mean, you’ve already played each other – so you know how that’s gonna be. And the Bengals went into Vegas and won.”
Pushed a bit further, MJD let this slip about his playoff bracket:
“To be honest, I’m going to say this, I have Cincinnati going to the Super Bowl…That’s how excited I am about this team. They remind me of the Chiefs. When the Chiefs came out of nowhere, a young quarterback, second year, hot receivers…”
There are some interesting parallels there and indeed, Joe Burrow and Co. already proved themselves by besting those Chiefs in that win that secured the AFC North. They’ve also swept Baltimore and Pittsburgh, lost to Green Bay by three points in overtime and are the only AFC playoff team with an undefeated mark against the rest of the AFC playoff field.
So…MJD might just be on to something.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) January 11, 2022