CrazedDogs Posted January 12, 2016 Share Posted January 12, 2016 It's not surprising that the Bengals have conspiracy theories after the loss. It's the reason the Bengals players hate the Steelers so much. They feel, and there is probably some merit, that the Steelers get preferential treatment from the league. After Shazier hit Bernard the game was going to explode. As far as I know hitting any player high in the face mask is a penalty but Shazier got away with it and celebrated the knock out. I am almost positive Merriweather, and several others, have been flagged for hits like that. Well, the fans are pissed, but that was a clean hit... Bernard was a ball carrier. Hence the fumble on the play. You can hit a runner anywhere you want. But some of those personal fouls, anybody but the Bengals get away with that... Burfict in particular has such a reputation that they drop a flag if he breathes too heavy on someone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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