Bengals top Chiefs 27-24 in OT to clinch Super Bowl trip
Evan McPherson kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime after Joe Burrow kept his cool while leading a furious second-half comeback to get the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years with a 27-24 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
Ravens clinch playoff spot with 38-3 rout of Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens defense celebrates with cornerback Marcus Peters (24) after he intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green during during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cincinnati. After a Dec. 2 loss to Pittsburgh with Jackson on the COVID-19 list, the Ravens rebounded and won the next four. UP NEXTThe Ravens advance to the playoffs for the third straight year, will travel to either Tennessee or Indianapolis next weekend. The Bengals end another disappointing year and extend their playoff drought to five seasons.
Dalton returns to Cincy, leads Cowboys over Bengals 30-7
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates a touchdown throw with wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)CINCINNATI – Andy Dalton was good enough in his return to Cincinnati, tossing two touchdown passes and helping lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 30-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday. The Bengals fumbled the ball away on their first three drives, one fumble returned for a touchdown, and leading to 17 first-half points by the Cowboys (4-9). Dalton was serviceable, going 16 for 23 for 185 yards, as the Cowboys stayed in contention in the weak NFC East. Dalton signed with the Cowboys as a backup, and stepped in when Dak Prescott went down.
Allen leads Broncos past Browns 24-19 in first NFL start
Denver Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen (2) throws against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER, CO Brandon Allen slept like a baby before jolting the Denver Broncos' sleepy offense. "Yeah, I slept fine," Allen said after leading the Broncos past the Cleveland Browns 24-19 Sunday in his NFL debut, 1,402 days after his last start at the University of Arkansas. "It made me feel pretty good because I made a terrible pass," Allen said. "It's tough," Allen said, "and there are a lot of guys that will tell you, this league is tough.
The Latest: Allen's a winning QB, times 3
The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times Eastern):7:45 p.m. In other early games: Buffalo bounced back from a loss to Philadelphia the previous week by beating reeling Washington 24-9. Backup Brian Hoyer came in and hit tight end Jack Doyle for an 11-yard touchdown pass to give the Colts a 10-3 lead as Brissett went into the medical tent for further evaluation. Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh, Dan Gelston reporting from Philadelphia, and Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City, Mo. Tim Reynolds reporting from Miami Gardens, Fla.___10:30 a.m.Deshaun Watson's best pass of the day so far won't count as one.
Tennessee Teen Named 'Homecoming Royalty' While Rocking Full-Length Gown
A Tennessee high school student led the homecoming court, resplendent in a gold gown and heels, after students decided to do away with gender-specific titles. Brandon Allen was crowned Friday night on the football field of White Station High School, where he was named "Homecoming Royalty" instead of king or queen. "Here's the thing: it's Brandon's right to run for homecoming royalty under Title IX. It's the students' choice of who they want to support as homecoming royalty. I'm going to do me.
Memphis boy wore dress to his homecoming coronation
LAKANA(CNN) - The students at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, decided it was time for change. Typically students vote for who they want for homecoming king and queen, coveted titles in the social hierarchy of high schools all across the country. WSHS senior Brandon Allen was crowned Friday homecoming royalty, donning a gold dress. His high school posted a picture of him in the dress, holding a bouquet of flowers with crown. "It's the students' choice of who they want to support as homecoming royalty," said school principal Carrye Holland.