CINCINNATI — Ickey Woods played four seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1988-1991. He rushed for 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns in 1988 as the Bengals went to Super Bowl XXIII but lost to the San Francisco 49ers.
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He had a dance every time he scored a touchdown, ‘The Ickey Shuffle.’
News Center 7′s Haley Kosik spoke with the Bengals legend about the odds for the team to get back to this year’s Super Bowl.
“We got another opportunity to go to the AFC Championship game,” said Woods. “Hopefully we can go down to Kansas City and get a win and make it to the Super Bowl and this time win it!”
He told Kosik it’s long overdue.
“The ‘81 team and the ‘88 team, we both lost to the 49ers,” Woods said.
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Those days are over.
“I don’t wish I could go back,” he said. “I’m glad to see the guys doing what they’re doing.”
After three failed attempts, Woods believes this is the team to get it done.
“Who dey think gonna beat them Bengals... noooooobody,” he cheered. “Let’s go Bengals, let’s do it!”
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Cincinnati will play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game for the second straight year Sunday night with a trip to the Super Bowl at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
News Center 7 will have coverage of the Bengals and Chiefs leading up to kickoff.
This includes the Orange Zone Sunday morning, January 29, at 11:30 a.m. with John Bedell and Larry Hansgen.
News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis will provide live coverage from Kansas City.
Kickoff between the Bengals and Chiefs will be at 6:30 p.m.
The winner advances to the Super Bowl to play either San Francisco or Philadelphia on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona in Super Bowl XLVII.
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