Sam Hubbard: I thought “please don’t get caught” on fumble return

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Sunday night’s game between the Bengals and Ravens revolved around a play on the Bengals’ goal line.

Ravens running back Gus Edwards was stopped for a touchdown on a second downplay and the Ravens called for a quarterback sneak on third down. Tyler Huntley jumped into the air hoping to get the ball into the end zone, but it was knocked out of his hands and Bengal’s defensive end Sam Hubbard returned the ball for a 98-yard touchdown that proved to be the difference in a 24- 17 Bengals win.

Hubbard had a “caravan” with him, but said he knew that Mark Andrews, Raven’s tight end, was closing in on him as he tried to go all the way from one end zone to the next.

“I was watching on the big screen. I was like, ‘He’s coming, someone’s blocking him, please don’t get caught.’ That’s all I thought about,” Hubbard said via the team’s website.

Andrews was unable to make the tackle, and Cincinnati native Hubbard got to celebrate one of the greatest plays in franchise history. He called it a “pretty special” moment and the Bengals will need more of the same in Buffalo as they try to run to the Super Bowl again.

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