Sunday night’s game between the Bengals and the Ravens was played on the Bengals’ goal line.
Ravens running back Gus Edwards was stopped after a touchdown on a second down play, and the Ravens called the running back on third down. Tyler Huntley jumped into the air hoping to get the ball into the end zone, but when it slipped out of his hands, Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard returned the ball 98 yards for a touchdown that made the difference at the 24. 17 Bengals win.
Hubbard had a “caravan” with him, but said he knew Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was taking him as he tried to make it all the way from one end to the other.
“I was watching on the big screen. I was saying: “He’s coming. Someone’s blocking him. Please don’t get caught.” That’s all I was thinking,” Hubbard said via the team’s website.
Andrews couldn’t make the move, and Hubbard, a Cincinnati native, had to celebrate one of the biggest plays in franchise history. He called it a “pretty special” moment, and the Bengals will need more of the same in Buffalo as they try to make another run to the Super Bowl.