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Mike Nugent named AFC Special Teams Player of Week

After making two huge kicks to complete the Bengals' incredible comeback against the Seahawks on Sunday, Mike Nugent has won the Special Teams Player of the Week honor for Week 5.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

On the edge of our seats, we sat willing the ball being kicked from Mike Nugent's foot to sail between the goal posts, not just once, but twice on Sunday afternoon.

Of the final two kicks he made, it's arguable the first (at the end of regulation) was the biggest. With time running out against a ticking game clock, Nugent's perfect kick caused a tie score as regulation ended. Nugent showed ice in his veins as he split the uprights and gave the collective Bengals fandom a sigh of relief. Minutes later, he would do it again.

For his game-winning kicks, Nugent has been awarded the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the second time Nugent has won this award and we can all agree it was well deserved. On top of this honor, Nugent has been nominated for the Clutch Performer of the Week, for which you can vote for him to win.

Nugent's second kick, which gave the Bengals the win was so big, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sent out a Tweet about how the rotation of the earth helped the kick find the inside of the post.

Mike Nugent game-winner

Congrats to Mike Nugent on this recognition!