Bengals Punter Gets Destroyed on Antonio Brown's 67-Yard Punt Return for TD

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2013

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The Cincinnati Bengals special teams are costing them early on against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it hasn't been pretty.

On the team's latest miscue, punter Kevin Huber got absolutely laid out by the Steelers' Terence Garvin, while the Steelers' Antonio Brown returned the kick 67 yards for the touchdown.

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Here's the result of the hit:

Update: Monday, Dec. 16 at 3:45 p.m. ET

Garvin has been fined for the hit:

CONFIRMED: Pittsburgh linebacker Terence Garvin fined $25,000 by NFL for Sunday’s hit on Kevin Huber: http://t.co/usi8KezrPx

— WLWT.com (@WLWT) December 18, 2013

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Update: Monday, Dec. 16 at 8:45 p.m. ET

Huber was able to have some fun with the hit:

And now by popular demand.. I have found a pic worthy of my new avatar! Enjoy everyone

— Kevin Huber (@khuber10) December 17, 2013

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It turned out to be a damaging blow for the Bengals, as Huber was injured on the play:

TAFOYA: Kevin Huber will not return tonight. He has a fractured jaw.

— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) December 16, 2013

Update: Monday, Dec. 16 at 3:45 p.m. ET

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after the game that Huber was diagnosed with a concussion, via the Bengals' official website. Not only did Huber suffer a fractured jaw and a concussion, he also suffered a small fracture in his neck, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

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Kicker Mike Nugent will assume punting duties for the rest of the game.

Huber already had dropped a snap on the team's first possession and was tackled at his own 1-yard line, which set up a Pittsburgh touchdown. On the Bengals' second possession, return man Cedric Peerman called for a fair catch inside his own 10-yard line.

The Steelers stormed out to a 21-0 lead after the Bengals punt coverage allowed Brown to gash them.


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