Video Shows Viewers' Reactions to Cincinnati Bengals Win: 'I Was Crying'

Three Cincinnati Bengals fans were recorded as they attentively watched the American Football Conference Championship game between the Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Their reaction to the Bengals' victory in overtime, which was secured by a field goal, went viral on TikTok.

The video, viewed more than 300,000 times and "liked" more than 30,000 times on @bigE513's account, opens with the three fans on their feet as they watched the final moments of the game. They crouched down, placing their hands on their knees as they waited for the outcome of the play.

Once the game ended, the three began cheering loudly, jumped around, and one sunk to his knees as Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On played in the background. Before the video concluded, the three huddled together for a group hug.

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A video showing three people's reactions to the Cincinnati Bengals' win in the American Football Conference Championship went viral on TikTok. Here, kicker Evan McPherson celebrates with holder Kevin Huber following the win. David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Bengals came back from an 18-point deficit and overcame the Chiefs with a final score of 27-24, securing their trip to Super Bowl LVI in a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Evan McPherson, the kicker for the Bengals, kicked the winning field goal in overtime.

This is the first time since 1988 that the Bengals have made it to the Super Bowl, and it will be led by quarterback Joe Burrow. Had the Chiefs won the conference championship, it would have been the third consecutive year that they had an appearance at the Super Bowl.

The Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the National Football Conference Championship to advance to face the Bengals.

The three fans were not the only ones celebrating the Bengals' win—viewers in the viral video's comments section were just as thrilled with the outcome.

"I was crying," @bubbles051482 commented. "My brother who had Down syndrome was a huge bengals fan would of been so happy today."

"It's an amazing feeling as a Bengals fan," wrote @ronnieballgame.

TikToker @bigE513 previously uploaded a video reacting to the Bengals' victory over the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round playoff game, which was viewed more than 1 million times. That video encouraged many viewers to seek out their reaction to the Bengals' AFC championship win.

Many fans of other teams even offered their congratulations and luck in the Super Bowl.

"Great showing by the Bengals," @taydayatx05 wrote. "Cheering for y'all to win the Super Bowl—From a Chiefs Fan."

Some commenters who said they are fans of the Buffalo Bills, a team beaten by the Chiefs in the divisional round playoff game, wrote their gratitude for the Bengals for the win.

"As a bills fan, congrats!"@amandadabreau wrote. "Needed someone to take the chiefs out after last week."

One 49ers fan also sought a win from the Bengals.

"As a niners fan, I want y'all to make the rams eat DIRT," @joshjenkins638 wrote.

Newsweek reached out to @bigE513 for comment.

Super Bowl LVI will be played on February 13 in the Rams' home stadium—SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

About the writer

Catherine Ferris is a Newsweek reporter based in New York. Her focus is reporting for the U.S. Trends Team. She has covered viral trends and posts extensively. Catherine joined Newsweek in 2021 and previously worked at The Scarsdale Inquirer. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You can get in touch with Catherine by emailing Languages: English.

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