Mike Nugent was the league's most accurate kicker until late in the season when he missed four field goals over the final three games. His success rate (86.8 percent) led the AFC North. Kevin Huber led the division with a 44.1-yard net average on punts. The Bengals also were the only division team that had both coverage units ranked in the top 10 in the NFL. Brandon Tate set a team record for combined kick/punt returns and returned a punt for a touchdown, although he seemed hesitant in running straight up the field.ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley ranks Bengals special teams best in the division.