Tee Higgins credits James Harden on Twitter for Ja’Marr Chase’s Griddy and a Stepback Three celebration against the Buffalo Bills
The NFL Championship games are set, with the Cincinnati Bengals heading to Kansas City to face the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers heading to South Philadelphia to face the Eagles on Sunday.
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On the AFC side of the NFL playoff bracket, Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes while Cincinnati’s defense shutdown Josh Allen in the snow, winning 27-10 win on Sunday to send the Bengals to the AFC championship game for the second straight year. They will now face the Chiefs, also for the second straight year, looking for their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.
The Bengals jumped out to a 14-0 lead on the Bills thanks to Burrow completing his first nine passes for 105 yards. Ja’Marr Chase opened the scoring with a 28-yard TD catch just 3:20 into the game, followed by Burrow’s 15-yard TD throw to Hayden Hurst eight minutes later.
After the game, Bengals WR Tee Higgins quote-tweeted the NFLs video of Chase’s touchdown, crediting James Harden for the “stepback” celebration added to the end of the Griddy dance.
Tee Higgins: The James Harden Stepback by Ja’Maar Chase
James Harden Signature Stepback Three
Coincidentally, James Harden tweeted at 49ers’ running back Christian McCaffrey following San Francisco’s win over the Dallas Cowboys last night. Harden, a long time 49ers fan who now plays in Philadelphia, a city that bleeds green, will likely turn some heads leading up to the NFC Championship if he goes all in on the 49ers this weekend.
Hopefully Harden remembers how great Darius Slay treated him during the Minnesota Vikings Monday Night Football game, by giving him a game ball after he intercepted Kirk Cousins and swapping jerseys postgame.
Luckily for the city of Philadelphia, Harden and the Sixers will be in New York playing the Knicks on Sunday at 6PM so we won’t have to deal with seeing James Harden in 49ers gear at The Linc while we’re trying to punch our tickets to the Super Bowl.
James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers are on fire. They have jumped to No. 3 in the NBA’s latest Power Rankings after winning five straight games out West. The Sixers have won 18 out of their last 22 and have taken over sole possession of the 2-seed in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday night, the Sixers will host the Brooklyn Nets and Ben Simmons.