Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen (20) tackles Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) in the end zone the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Unfortunately for Kevin Huber, tonight may go down as the worst night an NFL punter has ever endured. It started on the Cincinnati Bengals’ first possession, when he dropped a snap back at his own 1-yard line on a punt, and the Pittsburgh Steelers scored two plays later after Le’Veon Bell ran it in for the score.
Two drives later, Huber found himself punting again, and this he got it off, but Steelers receiver Antonio Brown took it to the house for the score to put the Bengals in a 21-0 hole. After the play, Huber was bleeding from the mouth after taking a huge hit from Steelers special teamer Terence Garvin during the return.
Huber’ was later diagnosed with having a fractured jaw that will not only keep him out for the remainder of the night, bit could miss the rest of the regular season at least. Kicker mike Nugent is now filling-in for Huber, but expect to see a punter signed this week.
Linebacker James Harrison also has a concussion and is probably out for the rest of the night. It seems fitting, given that the Bengals are getting punched in the mouth and don’t appear interested in responding:
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