Bengals Hump Day Hoopla: Nugent Wins Honor

The NFL has named Cincinnati place kicker Mike Nugent AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his clutch kicking in last week’s overtime victory over visiting Seattle.

Bengals place kicker Mike Nugent was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week today by the NFL for his clutch kicking performance in Sunday's overtime victory over visiting Seattle.

Nugent made his only two field goal attempts against the Seahawks.

One was a 31-yarder to tie the score at 24-24 on the last play of the fourth quarter.

The other was a 42-yarder in overtime to secure the 27-24 win.

Nugent also put all five of his kickoffs in the end zone, with four of those going for touchbacks.

The Special Teams Player of the Week award is Nugent’s second as a Bengal.

He was named previously in Week 2 of 2010, when his five field goals provided all of Cincinnati’s points in a 15-10 win over Baltimore.

The most recent Bengal to win the AFC special teams award was punter Kevin Huber, who averaged 55.5 yards on four punts in a 2013 win at San Diego (Week 13).

Nugent is the second Bengal this season to win a weekly AFC award from the league. Wide receiver A.J. Green was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 227-yard, two-TD performance at Baltimore on Sept. 27.


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