Cincinnati Bengals: MVPs from Week 1 overtime win vs. Vikings

Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Weekly MVP’s 

Special Teams: Evan McPherson

I believe everybody saw this one coming. Rookie kicker Evan McPherson never seems phased by the moment.

When momentum shifted after the Bengals let up a touchdown to only lead by one score, he drilled a 53-yard field goal to put it back to two possessions, and there was never a doubt on any of the extra point attempts.

It is just very pleasing to feel a confidence level in your kicker because, in recent years, Bengals fans have not had that. Dating back to last year on Week 1, the Bengals lost a game against the Chargers in a back and forth battle after Randy Bullock shanked a mid-30-yard attempt that lost Cincinnati the game.

So flashback up to this year, and being in a similar situation, it had to be nice to feel comfortable with who was kicking.

With five seconds left in overtime in a 24-24 tie game, McPherson was called upon to attempt the game-winning 38-yard field goal. After being iced once, the confidence level never left his mind as he drilled the next one as time expired, leading to the Bengals’ first victory of the season. Rookie Evan McPherson is this week’s special teams MVP.

There you have it, Bengals fans! Your Week 1 MVPs.

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