Bengals upset Broncos on pick-six

The Cincinnati Bengals upset the Denver Broncos on Monday night behind an interception returned for a touchdown by cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick in the final minutes.

The Bengals' 37-28 win earned them a playoff berth. The Bengals are 10-4-1 and heading to the postseason for the fourth year in a row. They can win the AFC North title with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road next Sunday night.

"Well, we have another hump day next week," coach Marvin Lewis said.

Kirkpatrick anticipated Manning's pass to put it away.

"I'm not saying I knew he was going to do that," Kirkpatrick said. "The guy changes plays. He's a first-ballot Hall of Famer. When he came back to my side, I was waiting for the ball."

Manning had a season-high four interceptions, with two touchdowns.

Now, the New England Patriots have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

"I shouldn't have thrown it," Manning said. "Four interceptions, you're not going to beat many good football teams."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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