Look like Bengals fans were not do at least one thing while their team beat the Kansas City Chiefs in last night’s AFC Championship – and it’s disgusting.
Adult webcam site Stripchat and their “statisticians” claim that website traffic dropped 12% at the start of the Bengals vs Chiefs game – compared to the same period the previous week – and fell 10% at nationally at the AFC and NFC championships.
Traffic rebounded to 54% during halftime, when the Bengals were down 21-10 and people were looking for solace (or something to do to prevent country singer Walker Hayes’ cacophony from drowning out comments of the match at half-time).
Then, after the Bengals claimed the win and their Super Bowl berth, traffic dropped 27%. A statement from Stripchat speculates that this dearth of sexy webcam interactions was due to fans going out and celebrating instead of staring at their computers.
In Kansas City, the numbers seemed similar. There was a 38% drop in Stripchat traffic at the start of the game and a 40% drop after the team’s loss, “perhaps because the Chiefs fans were too busy sulking and crying”. explains Stripchat.
In a tense AFC Championship game on Sunday, the Bengals eliminated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime after overcoming an 18-point deficit. And now that the Bengals are AFC champions, Cincinnati is going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.
The Bengals – 10-7 in the regular season – toppled the heavily favored two-time AFC champion Chiefs – who went 12-5 – in another last-minute win. Cincinnati trailed 21-10 at halftime but then rallied to tie and then take the lead. The Chiefs evened things up again late in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime.
And then came Evan McPherson. Yes again.
The rookie gave Cincinnati another game-winning field goal – a 31-yard beauty that slid through the posts and sent the entire town of Queen City into a roar.
He didn’t do it alone, of course. Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns while managing to dodge every sack he had in the previous week.
To get to this point, the Bengals defeated the Tennessee Titans 19-16 in the AFC Divisional Round on Jan. 22 with a magic field goal from Evan McPherson that further cemented this team’s legendary status. Before that, the team picked up an incredible win over the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card Round on January 15.
The Bengals will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13. The Rams won the NFC Championship Game on January 30 to advance with the Bengals,
The Super Bowl takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Rams’ home of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. NBC will broadcast the game, and fans can also watch on Peacock, Telemundo, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Eminem will perform at halftime.
NBC and Peacock’s Super Bowl coverage will begin at noon, with the pre-game show kicking off at 1 p.m.
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