This was originally published in The Athletic.
There were many indelible images from Atlanta on Sunday – the Bengals’ stirring fourth-quarter comeback, A.J. Green’s game-winning touchdown catch, the Bengals being penalized with comically bad officiating and plenty more that went into the team’s biggest win in three years.
But the most memorable, emotion-jogging pictures involved Tyler Eifert. Not those of his gruesome injury itself, but the ones that showed Eifert banging his fist on the turf, showing a face of exasperation as the medical staff prepared his ride off the field. The images that very briefly showed him starting to cover his face with his hands as he disappeared from the camera’s view....
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