CINCINNATI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Even though a reason for Cincinnati's demise to Pittsburgh in the AFC playoffs was a lack of emotional composure, the Bengals still show juvenile stripes.
On Sunday, after the Steelers' 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the NFL's divisional round of the playoffs, several Bengals players posted their feelings on Twitter.
Running back Jeremy Hill, who fumbled when the Bengals led an AFC wildcard playoff game 16-15 with 1:23 remaining, posted a picture of a frog and tea. The emoji pictures reference a meme of Kermit the Frog.
Former Bengals running back Ickey Woods told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Hill's fumble "killed" the team.
"They didn't' play well the first three quarters, then they did everything they were supposed to do to get back in the game, and then the fumble killed us," Woods told the Enquirer's Anne Saker. "The crucial part of the game was Jeremy Hill laying that ball on the ground."
🐸☕️— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) January 18, 2016
Hill told reporters after the Bengals' loss that he took the blame.
"It's hard to put into words," Hill said, according to ESPN. "Words don't do anything at this point. It's on me. I take full blame for it."
Mood=😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) January 18, 2016
Safety George Iloka tweeted: "And just like that, all is right in the world again." He also tweeted: "I have my closure now."
And just like that, all is right in the world again 🌎😊😈— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 18, 2016
Linebacker Rey Maualuga tweeted: "I can finally sleep in peace."
Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu tweeted: "Mood=(and 60 happy face emojis)." Sanu also said: "I guess I can't be in a good mood outta the blue."
I guess I can't be in a good mood outta the blue lol— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) January 18, 2016
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick posted a meme of a man using his hands as a gun, with the caption: "What goes around comes around #karma."
Linebacker Marquis Flowers kept it simple, tweeting: "#karma."
Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green was silent on Twitter after the Steelers loss. Quarterbacks Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron refrained from tweeting, while cornerback Adam Jones posted pictures on Instagram and Twitter from the Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld and a golf course with his children.
I have my closure now ✌🏾— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 18, 2016
In one of Jones' Twitter videos he talks about watching the game.
"Somebody asked me, will I be watching football this weekend," Jones said. "Well, I'll be watching golf, i can promise you that. Hello world!"
Vontaze Burfict was in on the fun, retweeting Maualuga. Burfict and Jones each committed personal fouls late in the Bengals' loss, making it possible for the Steelers to attempt and make a game-winning field goal.
The Steelers lead the all-time regular season series against the Bengals 56-35 and all-time postseason series 2-0. Of all 32 NFL teams, only the Cleveland Browns have lost to the Steelers more times than the Bengals.