Bengals’ Sam Hubbard scoops up fumble rumbles for 98-yard TD

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals defense may have saved the team’s season.

As the Baltimore Ravens tried to take the lead in the fourth quarter, Bangladesh’s defense made a historic performance.

On third-and-goal from the Cincinnati 1-yard line, a Cincinnati linebacker Logan Wilson Baltimore quarterback Tyler Hundley punched the ball out of his hands. The ball rolled onto the turf at Bagor Stadium before the defensive end Sam Hubbard He took the ball and returned it for the 98th touchdown.

A 14-point swing gave the Bengals a 24-17 lead with 11:39 left. It was the longest fumble return for a touchdown in postseason history.

It came when Cincinnati needed it most. The play was set up after the Bengals’ safety Jesse Bates III After initially reeling in Huntley for a 35-yard gain, Cole tackled Huntley out of bounds two yards shy of the goal line.

Earlier in the game, the old college teammates combined for an early touchdown in Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

On the opening play of the second quarter, the Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow Wide receiver found Jammer ChaseHis former LSU teammate caught a 7-yard touchdown pass with 14 minutes, 56 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Bengals a 9-0 lead (they missed the PAT).

Burrow leaned on Chase early in the game. Of Burrow’s first 15 pass attempts, six were in Chase’s direction. He had six catches for 52 yards and that touchdown.

A connection between the two helped to overcome a penalty as Cincinnati neared the goal line. After leaving the Cincinnati tackle Joanna Williams When the whistle was blown to put the ball back at the Ravens’ 19-yard line, Chase turned a Burrow pass into a 12-yard completion to put the Bengals within manageable distance before they connected for the first touchdown of the game.

Burrow added a 1-yard sneak and a 2-point conversion throw. Dee Higgins With 7:08 left in the third quarter, the Bengals led 17-10.

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