Night net null Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict absorbed a lot of the blame for his team's playoff loss to the Steelers this postseason. After all, he an
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Vontaze Burfict shifts blame of playoff loss to teammate

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Vontaze Burfict shifts blame of playoff loss to teammate

Night net null Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict absorbed a lot of the blame for his team's playoff loss to the Steelers this postseason. After all, he and Adam "Pacman" Jones were the ones called for consecutive 15-yard

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personal foul penalties that set Pittsburgh up for the game-winning field goal.When asked directly in an interview with ESPN if he blamed himself for the loss, Burfict responded, "No, I don't." Shortly after in the interview, he placed the blame on someone else.MORE: Night net fan misery index | Adam Jones: 'I lost my cool'  "There was only a minute left in the game," Burfict said about the time remaining after he recorded what seemed to be the game-winning interception. "Coach always says, 'Trust a teammate to pack your parachute,' and I trusted my teammate. I don't want to say any names, but I trusted my teammates to execute and finish the game."While he said he didn't want to name names, he really narrowed the candidate down to only one person: Jeremy Hill. The running back fumbled the ball, giving the Steelers an extra possession.While it's true Hill should share some blame for the loss, something he has admitted, it's rare to see an athlete throw a teammate under the bus like that. Hill could use the same quote of "Trust a teammate to pack your parachute" on Burfict and Jones.At the end of the day, this is a team game and losses can't be pinned on one player in particular.

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