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Bengals special teams scores safety and 12-0 lead

The Cincinnati Bengals special teams unit got into the act with another unconventional score, recording a safety off of a penalty that occurred in the end zone.

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What the hell, let's have special teams score a safety.

A monstrous 51-yard Kevin Huber punt literally died at the five-yard line with 8:43 remaining in the second quarter. Tremendous backspin allowed just enough time for Cedric Peerman to down the football at the two.

Thanks to a nasty Cincinnati Bengals defense, Tennessee's offense couldn't break free from their own end-zone. Shonn Greene was tripped up by Margus Hunt and Terence Newman for a one-yard gain, then stretched out a run off the left edge on second down, but was dropped for a no-gain by Leon Hall.

Jake Locker scrambled on third down and pulled down from behind by Carlos Dunlap for a one-yard gain leaving a fourth and eight from the Titans four-yard line. Brett Kern punted the football 43 yards to the Titans 47-yard line.

However a flag was dropped and a holding penalty called in the end zone. By rule, this is considered a safety, expanding Cincinnati's lead 12-0.