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Chiefs players troll Bengals' Eli Apple after Super Bowl loss: 'Just go get better'

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple may have got the upper hand on the Kansas City Chiefs after defeating them in the AFC championship game, but Chiefs players may have gotten the last laugh after some called out Apple on his performance in the Bengals' 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 56.

In the AFC title game, Apple made a game-turning play at the end of the first half that proved to be critical to Cincinnati's 27-24 victory. Following the game, Apple took to Twitter to say Tyreek Hill was "a baby." Hill and fellow receiver Mecole Hardman both responded to "hit my line" before Apple tweeted to them to directed message him so he could "hook yall up" with Super Bowl tickets. 

Two weeks later, it looks like numerous Chiefs players did not forget those comments, as Apple was called for a pass interference late in the fourth quarter and was in coverage on Cooper Kupp during the game-winning touchdown pass.

Hardman reminded Apple he has something the Bengals defender doesn't: a Super Bowl ring. 

Hill tweeted out three laughing emojis after Kupp scored the final touchdown, and chimed in alongside other Chiefs players.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) catches a touchdown pass over Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) in the 4th quarter in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.