Vontaze Burfict is fired up for playoffs

Cincinnati Bengals rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict had a big game against the Baltimore Ravens in their regular season finale, recording 18 tackles, a season and NFL career high as it were, and he's not stepping on the brakes any time soon.

Burfict has been angry and fired up ever since he got into a little pushing and shoving match with Ravens RB Ray Rice. He channeled that anger into pure energy on the field, and he's ready to take it with him on the road to Houston.

“After he did that little cheap shot, I felt like, ‘OK, let’s go,’” Burfict said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It kind of had me on fire for the rest of the game. Just channeling my emotions in the right way.”

“It’s the playoffs. I should already be there,” Burfict said. “I should be ready to go, fired up. I’m excited. I’ve got another chance to try to get to the Super Bowl in my rookie year. I know some guys with 10 years in the league who haven’t made it to the playoffs. I’m blessed with a great team, great teammates, and great coaches. Go into the playoffs and hopefully get this win this week.”

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