Led by the 2020 No.1 draft pick quarterback Joe Burrow, and rookie sensation Ja’Marr Chase, the Cincinnati Bengals came into this season with the recognition of a team being in the division’s cellar. As a member of the AFC North, the Bengals were forced to look up to the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. During the course of the past 15-years, the Ravens and Steelers were fixtures atop the division. The Bengals were able to claim the top spot on a few occasions, but they suffered disappointing results during their playoff runs.
After a dismal 4 win, 11 loss season in 2020, experts had low expectations for the 2021 version of the Cincinnati Bengals. A journalist from Sports Illustrated predicted the Bengals would win only three games during the entire season. Another journalist from the New York Post predicted they would win six. The Bengals ignored the chatter and were able to reel off 10 victories which earned them the AFC North Division crown. Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns. Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Marr Chase amassed 1,455 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
After accomplishing their regular season goal, the next box to check was a playoff victory. The Bengals had not won a playoff game since the 1990 season. Cincinnati started their playoff run with a 26-19 Wild Card game victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. The following week in the Divisional Round, they edged the Tennessee Titans by a score of 19-16.
Next up was the ultimate test as the Bengals faced Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered offense of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Cincinnati got off to a slow start. Midway through the second quarter Kansas City held a 21-3 lead. Showing confidence and poise, Cincinnati overcame an 18-point deficit en route to a 27-24 overtime victory. Burrow and Chase helped lead the Cincinnati Bengals to the big game. In addition to leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl, Burrow and Chase would like to bring a few of their celebratory moves to the big game.
As college teammates at LSU, Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase were part of the historic BCS Championship team that went 15-0. Throughout that momentous 2019 season, the Bayou Bengals loved to celebrate. Their favorite celebrations were the “Get The Gat” and “The Griddy” dances.
The “Get The Gat” dance and song originated in 1992 from a New Orleans artist name Lil Elt. The song was revived when the Get The Gat Challenge was launched on social media. LSU players gravitated to it and the rest is history.
The Griddy dance is a dance created by New Orleans native Allen Davis. With the help of social media, and his friend Ja’Marr Chase, the dance gained instant popularity.
It has been a long time since the Cincinnati Bengals reached the Super Bowl. The last time the Bengals made an appearance was back in 1988. They suffered defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. This time around they are expecting to see a different result. If you see Ja’Marr Chase performing The Griddy in the end zone you know the day is going well. If you see Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase performing the Get the Gat dance in the locker room, then you know the Cincinnati Bengals just became the new Super Bowl Champions.