Because Giovani Bernard was dealing with a hip pointer and clavicle injury, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill stepped into the leading role with an amazing effort. Prior to Sunday's game, Hill had 195 yards rushing on 50 carries. After Cincinnati's 33-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hill finished with 154 yards rushing on 24 carries and two touchdowns.
The big play came with 8:13 remaining in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville had just reduced Cincinnati's lead 26-23 as the Jaguars were mounting a comeback. Hill took the handoff on the first play following Jacksonville's touchdown, evading a handful of tackles (with an impressive stutter-step) and scoring on a 60-yard touchdown run. The score gave Cincinnati a 33-23 lead.
Hill had 90 yards rushing in the fourth quarter alone, which included a clock-dwindling drive with less than four minutes remaining in the game. During Cincinnati's final offensive possession, Hill contributed with 12 yards rushing and nearly wiping out three minutes from the clock and giving Jacksonville the football back with only 59 seconds remaining and a ten-point deficit.
Prior to Sunday's game, Giovani Bernard's 131-yard effort against the Carolina Panthers was the team's top rushing effort.
Jeremy Hill addresses reporters after his 154-yd game. Wanted to take advantage of this starting opportunity, he said pic.twitter.com/cljHsqsb4N— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 2, 2014