Three games in, the 2016-2017 Denver Broncos season is all about victories that leave fans of the defeated team pissed off and fuming.
And we couldn't be happier.
Yesterday, the Broncos bested the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 29-17, with Denver QB Trevor Siemian having his best game as a pro to date: 23 completions in 35 tries for 312 yards and four touchdowns, including beauties to no-longer-complaining Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. But rather than acknowledging that Siemian and company actually earned a tough road win, Bengals boosters on Twitter — many of them still angry about a questionable fumble call during the previous week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers — responded by attacking the referees for supposedly favoring Denver.
Granted, the Broncos were the beneficiaries of numerous first downs via penalty, and Adam Jones's fumble, which replay officials upheld, was certainly debatable. But the Bengals also dropped two sure interceptions and failed to walk through the door opened by a Thomas turnover — all of which makes the barrage of online whining that much more ridiculous, albeit satisfying from the perspective of Broncos lovers.
Continue to enjoy our picks for the twenty most memorable tweets from citizens of an angry Bengals nation.
@bengals with the help of the referees we make backup quarterbacks look like f****** MVPs— MM90895 (@mickjmalone) September 25, 2016
Honestly the Bengals have gotten ripped off two weeks in a row. It's really pretty crazy how you can't get a fumble call correct.— Caleb Scott (@C_Scott22) September 25, 2016
How many times are the bengals going to be fucked by the refs.— Wolfer (@MorganWolf2012) September 25, 2016
Haha. That's 5 horrible calls the Bengals have gotten fucked on this year.— Just Donny D (@5ForFlying) September 25, 2016
the same refs as the playoffs and they threw flag after flag for stupid shit— Bengals(1-2) (@ToledoCody) September 25, 2016
I may be a Bengals fan, so this may sound biased, but if you don't think the refs are against them this season, you're blind. #KneeGate— Chase Osborne (@chaseo94) September 25, 2016
Continue to read our picks for the ten most memorable tweets from Bengals fans whining about their team's loss to Denver.
The NFL refs really hate my bengals always on bullshit man— DMB (@DYetti_) September 25, 2016
He is frustrated for the Bengals. Refs suck pic.twitter.com/qjr6Iw09nQ— Traci Lynn (@TraciNaegele) September 25, 2016
I started this account because I'm sick of the BS calls!— NFLRefsHate-Bengals (@BiasedNFLRefs) September 25, 2016
The penalties that they get are mostly phantom calls that no other team gets!
@Shipwreck Yea the bengals need to open up the purse and pay the officials more.— Bruce A Martin (@bruceamartin) September 25, 2016
Some how this will get overturned because replay officials hate the Bengals— T (@HaKuhnna_Matata) September 25, 2016
Can the bengals out play the referees? That will be the storyline for the second week in a row— Nick Daut (@dautcom8) September 25, 2016
Bengals get fucked again on 3rd down. Broncos are fucking trash. Refs giving them the game— Joey Buckets (@Grind2Shine20) September 25, 2016
If you don't think that the Bengals get fucked every game with the refs, go watch that personal foul call.— daddy (@kalimakeitnasty) September 25, 2016
I've never seen referees control a game like they have with the #Bengals past two games.— Adam Stonestreet (@acstonestreet) September 25, 2016
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Everyone can bitch all they want about the Bengals getting "cheated" but ultimately, they just fuck themselves. pic.twitter.com/bUO8k6agrE— Nick Renier (@RenierNick) September 25, 2016