With 10:02 left in the first quarter, the Bengals lined up on first-and-goal at the Steelers one-yard line. Palmer faked a handoff to Cedric Benson, drawing in the entire Steelers defense, including LaMarr Woodley, lined up over the eligible Andrew Whitworth. A typical run formation, Whitworth often lines up as the right tight end to put two, sometimes three offensive tackles on the right side of the line.
Once he saw Carson Palmer dropping back after holding onto the football during the fake, Woodley rushed the passer. Palmer floated the football over Woodley's extended hand into the hands of Andrew Whitworth.
Wait. Andrew Whitworth? Hell yes.
Whitworth easily caught the game's opening score to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.
Whitworth would eventually become the only offensive player to score a touchdown in Sunday's 23-7 loss, with the Steelers scoring three field goals and two touchdowns on Carson Palmer interceptions.
"I've been begging for the ball all year," Whitworth said during a post game interview with Dave Lapham on 700 WLW.