In an absolutely ridiculous display of thuggery and abysmal behavior, the Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict and defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones committed personal fouls that put the Steelers in chip-shot range for a field goal in the closing seconds to win the game.
With the Steelers dinking and dunking the football on shorter routes as time ticked down, Burfict would hit Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as a defenseless receiver, drawing a 15-yard penalty. Aa you'll see, the ball was uncatchable for Brown and was as malicious as it can get. Below is the hit from two different angles to show just how disgusting it was.
Just a quick personal note on this hit: I think this is the dirtiest hit I have ever seen in all of my years of watching and playing football. This is borderline criminal with a clear-as-day intent to, potentially severely or life threateningly, injure another human being.
Vontaze Burfict is dirty AF! pic.twitter.com/BGv77A7cXp— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 10, 2016
As you can see from the red line on the field, it put the Steelers right at the edge of their field goal range. Well Pacman Jones wanted to make it easier apparently.
Jones would throw what looked like a punch at Steelers coach Joey Porter and then argued with a referee about it in a fit of rage. There is only the end result, which are a bunch of Bengals players in a group arguing with the officials as Joey Porter is just off screen. While it's unclear why Porter was on the field and jawwing with Bengals players, it does not excuse the action by Jones that might see additional punishment from the league.
Later, the cameras would catch Jones on the sideline crying about his penalty being the icing on the cake needed for the Steelers to kick the game-winning field goal.
Pacman Jones doesn't need the Mj crying face Photoshopped on him. He took care of it himself pic.twitter.com/6KoPT9bcOY— Larry Brown (@LBSports) January 10, 2016
As mentioned earlier, Jones might see additional punishment from the league over his shove/punch/slap of Joey Porter. You'd have to imagine though that Vontaze Burfict will see quite a hefty fine and potentially long suspension over his unnecessary hit.