Mike Nugent Nominated For AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week (That Matt Prater Won)

Lost within the chaotic mess of a team losing during the final two seconds, to a rookie quarterback making only his second career start, is the consistency and dependability of Cincinnati’s place kicker Mike Nugent. After recovering from a shredded knee suffered during an onside kick (that the Bengals recovered) against the Indianapolis Colts, Nugent converted 92.6% (25 of 27) of his field goals this season, ranked first in the NFL. Nugent was nominated for the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14 against the Houston Texans.

It’s hard to argue this week’s award going to anyone other than Denver’s Matt Prater, who converted a game-tying 59-yard field goal to force overtime and winning the game on a 51-yard field goal. And to most that remain confused, no, Matt Prater is not Tim Tebow.

That being said Nugent was one of four nominations this week for AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, converting four field goals (22, 47, 49, and 28). Other nominations this week included Jacksonville Jaguars running back Montell Owens (three tackles and two forced fumbles) and Baltimore Ravens punt returner Lardarius Webb, who returned three punts for 59 yards punt.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker