Winning a game means that you beat another team. It doesn't necessarily mean that you did your dead level best. Tonight, however, no one can say that both teams didn't do their best. The players have nothing to be ashamed about. They gave it their all. Win or lose, that's the only trophy one wants or hopes for in this life.
Congrats to the Rams on their fantastic comeback drive. And mega props to the Bengals for their outstanding effort. Both of you reminded us that the excellence sought by the ancient Greeks is possible for anyone.