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Bengals punter out with broken jaw

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The Bengals are being beaten, and they’re taking a beating.

Already down 21-0 to the Steelers, they’re also missing some needed parts.

Outside linebacker James Harrison is being evaluated for a concussion, and punter Kevin Huber was bleeding from the mouth after taking a huge hit from Steelers special teamer Terence Garvin during Antonio Brown’s punt return touchdown.

Huber’s going to be out for the rest of the night, and perhaps longer, with a fractured jaw.

That leaves kicker Mike Nugent to punt, and will shuffle their field goal unit as well since Huber’s the holder.

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49 Responses to “Bengals punter out with broken jaw”
  1. edavidberg says: Dec 15, 2013 9:30 PM

    That Steeler should be suspended. I don’t know what Collinsworth is talking about, you cannot lead with your helmet on a block. Whether it was or wasn’t a peel back block is irrelevant … that’s areally dirty hit by Garvin.

    If life was fair he’d take a helmet to his jaw and we could call it even.

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 9:32 PM

    This pretty much defines the Steelers dominance against the lowly Bengals. Punched in the mouth!

  3. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 15, 2013 9:33 PM

    Let’s see…

    Illegal crackback.

    Helmet to helmet.

    But wait, it’s Pittsburgh where the coach runs out to slow down punt returns and no penalties are called.

    NFL is a joke.

    Of course, maybe they’re trying to make up for an empty stadium .

    Fair weather fans.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 9:33 PM

    Could the Bengals be any worse? Pathetic. You’d think this was a playoff game by the way they are playing.

  5. mjg11061 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:35 PM

    Sure looked like an illegal helmet to helmet hit

  6. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 9:36 PM

    The Bengals can’t handle the Steelers’ physicality.

  7. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    LOL BUNGLES.

  8. illinininer says: Dec 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    At this point I don’t think they need to worry about who the backup holder is.

  9. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    This is why I roll my eyes when Steelers fans whine that the league is out to get them. This make a second time that a Bengal has had his jaw broken when a Steeler hit him with the crown of his helmet, and neither time has even so much as a flag been thrown.

    Such a lack-of-class organization…

  10. huskerguy says: Dec 15, 2013 9:39 PM

    The only thing that could come close to the pain of a broken jaw is the Cowboys loss today!!! Bwwwwwaaaaahhhahahahaha! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 9:42 PM

    We completely own you! You are our property!

  12. bigbenownsthenfl says: Dec 15, 2013 9:42 PM

    we own the bungles! always have always will!

  13. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 15, 2013 9:47 PM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Dec 15, 2013 9:42 PM

    we own the bungles! always have always will!
    ====================

    Not a Bengals fan, but tell us how you see your playoff seeding.

  14. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 9:48 PM

    The Bengals suck.

    Yes ☑
    No ☐

  15. drewzducks says: Dec 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    Ice it up son.

  16. philswfc08 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:50 PM

    Dirty hit. No flag on a touchdown play, right by the returner too. Terrible.

  17. jethrie says: Dec 15, 2013 9:54 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Dec 15, 2013 9:42 PM
    We completely own you! You are our property!
    ____

    Steelers have lost two straight to the Bengals, right? Bengals got to the playoffs by beating the steelers last year in the final game.

  18. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 15, 2013 9:56 PM

    steelersaregodsteam: how’s the 10-2 run going?

  19. gojags says: Dec 15, 2013 10:01 PM

    That resembled Heinz Ward hit of Rivers.

  20. cursedvikings1998 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:05 PM

    Marvin Lewis has brought the Bengals a long way, but he’ll never be able to get them over the hump. He lacks the killer instinct and has no clock management skills at all. He is the Andy Reid of the AFC North.

  21. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 15, 2013 10:13 PM

    I am kind of surprised that Tomlin wasn’t out there making the block himself

  22. jmblosser82 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:15 PM

    Jethrie, the steelers have an overall winning record over the bengals, enjoy your 2 straight, but Ben has owned the bengals in his tenure.

  23. msstiller58 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:16 PM

    Run the tape back and tell us how Harrison got a concussion.

  24. sicarii87 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:19 PM

    I’ll be SHOCKED if there’s no fine.

  25. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    At least Andy Reid has won a playoff game!

  26. loveseatquarterback says: Dec 15, 2013 10:27 PM

    Instant replay has gotten so good. You get a clean look at that block in the back that sprung Brown on the touchdown return on the same playback where you see the punter getting lined up for a crown of the helmet to the jaw. No use bumping a guy that can’t tackle out of the way when you can knock him senseless instead.

  27. kingjamsi says: Dec 15, 2013 10:31 PM

    “out for the rest of the night, and perhaps longer, with a fractured jaw.”

    perhaps?

    Am I confusing a fractured jaw with some other injury?

    Chris Kluwe should be by the phone tomorrow…

  28. bamsky says: Dec 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    At what point will someone remind me when the, according to the NFL RA, that the awesome real officials will return to work. These guys are horrible. And if we all squeek about the replacements enough, can they end this lockout quickly. PLEEEEASE.

  29. steelr7 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:38 PM

    Wow. all the genius on here and they have NO idea about helmet to helmet? It is illegal on a defenseless receiver, but not on a running back and not on a block. Learn the rules

  30. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 15, 2013 10:58 PM

    Cheap hit? Of course it was.

    Either way, the Steelers are outhitting and outplaying the Bengals big time.

  31. rollsieboys says: Dec 15, 2013 11:10 PM

    thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Dec 15, 2013 9:37 PM
    This is why I roll my eyes when Steelers fans whine that the league is out to get them. This make a second time that a Bengal has had his jaw broken when a Steeler hit him with the crown of his helmet, and neither time has even so much as a flag been thrown.

    Such a lack-of-class organization…

    stealers and their fans have been getting away w cheap shots for years. but their best years are behind them.

  32. backdapack4evr says: Dec 15, 2013 11:18 PM

    Dalton is elite!!!
    LOL

  33. heartofsteel36 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:39 PM

    That’s what I call Smash Mouth Football…

  34. dannymac17 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:49 PM

    My mother is a Steeler fan. Born and raised there and raised me over here in CA.

    Id call her names if she told me that was a clean block.

  35. mborz says: Dec 15, 2013 11:55 PM

    thegenoatkinsdiet said: Such a lack-of-class organization…

    —-

    So Collinsworth (former Bengal) saw the replay several times and not long afterwards praises the Steelers organization for being run the classy way.

    Yet comments like this not only get made, but at the time I’m typing this, it’s been upvoted 6x more than downvoted.

    I guess comment sections aren’t the place to come for objectivity.

  36. richndc says: Dec 16, 2013 12:28 AM

    cheap, classless hit, and no call. The officiating this year is worse than ever. I don’t watch the Steelers typically, but they seem to get more calls and no calls than any other team. Oh yeah, there was that Super Bowl that was gift wrapped completely by the idiot officials. How is this a class organization again?

  37. gallopinggilmore says: Dec 16, 2013 12:54 AM

    great, so not only did the Bengals lose their punter for who knows how long… they should have gotten the ball back and the return TD should of been wiped off the board. Penalty flags were heavily one sided against the bengals in this game. I like both these teams, this just smells like another gift for the Pats

  38. mayfieldroadboy says: Dec 16, 2013 1:24 AM

    Wasn’t the hit far enough from the play to have warranted a flag? And was the punter really a part of the play? Was the punter a “defenseless” player?

    Oh, I forgot, it’s the Steelers in question.

  39. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 16, 2013 2:31 AM

    Hey genius, remind us how well you know the rules after Garvin gets fined.

    First Tomlin, then Wallace, now Garvin… what a joke. The league really needs to look into what is going on in that town.

  40. taosravenfan says: Dec 16, 2013 2:44 AM

    I hate both teams. But that looked like a vicious, albeit clean hit

  41. cincy05 says: Dec 16, 2013 5:31 AM

    steelr7 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:38 PM

    Wow. all the genius on here and they have NO idea about helmet to helmet? It is illegal on a defenseless receiver, but not on a running back and not on a block. Learn the rules

    ________________
    Think you might want to recheck the rules there MR. Know It All. What it’s say about kickers and punters? Know your facts before you open your trap

  42. jerruhjones says: Dec 16, 2013 6:58 AM

    Another gift from the NFL to the Stoolers. Karma is a beech!

    Go Browns!!!

  43. oldschoolomen says: Dec 16, 2013 7:46 AM

    @steelr7
    Section 2, Article 8: There shall be no unnecessary roughness. This shall include, but will not be limited to: (g) If a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/”hairline” parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily.

    Section 2, Article 9: It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture. (a) Players in a defenseless posture are: (6) A kicker/punter during the kick or during the return

    Please, tell us again who needs to learn the rules.

  44. sw19womble says: Dec 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    Stealers cheating their way as usual.

    This is why I don’t bother watching their games. I always know there’ll be some officiating b.s. that gives them an edge.

    And that hit was a disgrace. 15 yards for touching a QB’s helmet and yet nothing for a heads-down targetting of a barely-padded-up punter that ends up in a broken jaw..

    If that kind of targetting isn’t against the rules, then the NFL’s sudden ‘big talk’ about protecting players from concussions is just mealymouthed crapola.

  45. bonniebengal says: Dec 16, 2013 8:57 AM

    steelr7 says:
    Dec 15, 2013 10:38 PM
    Wow. all the genius on here and they have NO idea about helmet to helmet? It is illegal on a defenseless receiver, but not on a running back and not on a block. Learn the rules

    ___________________________

    Why don’t you learn the rules? A punter is always considered a defenseless player at all times.

  46. chonchko says: Dec 16, 2013 9:14 AM

    That clearly should be a fine, if not a suspension. Aren’t these the kinds of hits the league is trying to eliminate from the game?

    And isn’t this the exact same kind of hit that caused the “Hines Ward rule” to be implemented in the first place?

  47. koenig61 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:35 AM

    It’s always funny how when it’s a team you hate the play / player is dirty, but if your team had made that hit, it would be awesome! So many people are saying the kicker is defenseless? However if the kicker had made that tackle, everyone would say how the kicker is tough and how awesome it was he saved a TD. It’s a man’s game, if you’re going to try and make the tackle keep your head on a swivel. How much do you want to bet the kicker wasn’t wearing a mouth guard? Plus he has minimal padding on. Kickers usually swill stay away from any action specifically for those reasons, and usually only attempt a tackle when they are the last person. Vicious hit all the way around, and compounded by the fact the kickers jaw was broken. I would call it a borderline hit. Started at the chest then road up his body and hit his chin. The fact he was outweighed by 50 lbs. or so doesn’t help the kicker any, but all the more reason not to attempt the tackle. I think he was trying to redeem himself for the muffed punt, and make a tackle. Knowing good ol Rodger Goodell and company it will be a fine. Just the same, good hard football hit. Most posters on here just hate the Steelers, and if their team had made the hit, they would be saying the exact opposite of what they are posting.

  48. rempdlou says: Dec 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    Well said koenig61 that’s why they call it SixBurgh. If your a hater without any superbowls of course it was a dirty hit. Boo Hoo Hoo. I guess they should all wear skirts with flags hanging on the side. Stop being whiners and snivellers. Punter was trying to get his nose in where it did not belong and got KO for his efforts. That is why they make millions. Don’t watch it if you want to see flag football crybaby Bitches, Browns, Ravens and Bungal fans. That’s what’s up.

  49. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 16, 2013 11:12 AM

    Let a Steeler get a player hit with the crown of the helmet without a flag, and watch how hard their fans whine. The league hates us. They are always out to get us. We never get the calls.

    Give a thumbs up if you’ve heard that song before from Steelers fans.

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