Bengals' playoff magic returns as Reds infielder Jonathan India brings good luck

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Who Dey! Who Dey! Who Dey think they gonna beat them Bengals? Nobody so long as Cincinnati Reds infielder Jonathan India is in attendance.

The Cincinnati Bengals returned to the postseason for the second time in two years, and for the second time in two years, India was at Paycor Stadium (formerly Paul Brown Stadium).

India made the announcement via Twitter that he was headed back to The Jungle for the Wild Card matchup between the Bengals and their division rival, the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals won the game by a final score of 24-17.

Bengals' playoff magic returns as Reds infielder Jonathan India brings good luck.

Last winter, prior to the start of the MLB season, Jonathan India became one of the most visible fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. After a long absence from the postseason, the Bengals returned to the postseason with quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase leading the way.

Cincinnati would ride Burrow's arm and the leg of Evan McPherson all the way to the Super Bowl agains the Los Angeles Rams. Believe it or not, Jonathan India and Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson were in attendance for the Big Game.

While India's presence wasn't enough to lift the Bengals to victory during Super Bowl XLI, perhaps the 2021 Rookie of the Year had a hand in Cincinnati advancing to the Divisional Round next week in Orchard Park. The Bengals victory over the Ravens means that matchup with the Buffalo Bills will be on the docket next Sunday in upstate New York.

Maybe the Cincinnati Bengals will need their good luck charm to throw on a toboggan, a down jacket, and warm pair of mittens and make the trek to Buffalo next week. If the Bengals are victorious over the Bills, they would face either the Kansas City Chiefs or Jacksonville Jagaurs in the AFC Championship.

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