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It was his first game in the NFL and it was the kick that put them ahead in Overtime, giving them the win . [–] sleepyjohnnybravo 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (1 child). I wouldn’t say losing by 4 points is toasted. Browns dominated the first half and the chiefs took advantage of two huge browns mistakes. Overall really good game and if the chiefs are supposed to be god tier then the Browns are right up there with them.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates his game - winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans after Saturday’s NFL divisional round game. The Cincinnati Bengals just keep ending postseason droughts, and their latest victory has them in their first AFC championship game in 33 years. Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the fourth-seeded Bengals past the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday to end the NFL’s longest active road playoff skid.

Evan McPherson, the Bengals' rookie kicker many refer to as "Money Mac," kicked three first-half field goals against the Titans to give Cincinnati a 9-6 lead at the half in Nashville.

His fourth field goal of the game – from 52 yards away as time expired – sent the Bengals to the AFC championship game for the first time since the 1988 season with a 19-16 win.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said that McPherson called his shot before making the game-winning kick.

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"He was talking to Brandon (Allen) as he was going out to kick, gave a little warm-up swing and said, 'Looks like we're going to the AFC championship game,' " Burrow said.

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Evan McPherson might even have that beat. The Cincinnati Bengals kicker thought he hit a game - winning field goal in overtime against the Green Bay Packers. He jumped around and gave hugs to his teammates. Then a few seconds later, he realized that it actually missed wide left. McPherson , who missed a long field - goal attempt at the end of regulation as well, told media afterward he was surprised the kick sailed wide at the last moment. It was very close to being good.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor wanted Joe Burrow to get the emotion out of the way. So after the Paul Brown Stadium crowd of 36,447 took care of that with an appreciative roar as Burrow checked into the huddle two minutes into the game , Taylor benched him after three plays in his comeback game Sunday during the sweltering preseason finale. Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates a field goal with holder Kevin Huber in the first half of an NFL exhibition football game against the Miami Dolphins in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug.

"Ice in his veins. Rookie kicker. Unbelievable. He came in and we knew exactly what we had in camp. You can tell how a kicker is when he walks in the building and how he walks, how he talks to people. That guy's unbelievable."

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Said McPherson of his winning kick: “That’s a kicker’s dream, to have the game on your shoulders.”

McPherson kicked first-quarter field goals of 38 and 45 yards to give Cincinnati a 6-0 lead. After the Titans tied the game but failed to convert a 2-point conversion thanks to Clay Johnston's stop of Derrick Henry, McPherson kicked his third field goal – from 54 yards – to put the Bengals ahead 9-6.

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If it's a regular season game , absolutely, you can kick a field goal there and go into overtime — especially with Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) For what is sure to be one the few times Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow practiced with the scout team this week in his NFL career

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) hits a field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings during overtime of an NFL football game , Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. That call worked. Burrow rolled out and hit Uzomah in stride for a 32-yard gain to set up Evan McPherson for a 33-yard field goal that gave the Bengals a 27-24 overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings in the opener Sunday. “It was a beautiful ball, and he was dropping dimes all day, so I was just another one,” Uzomah said .

“He’s got ice in his veins,” Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor said of McPherson. “There’s not much more to be said. He’s just as cool as it gets.”

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