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Bengals K Nugent named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Mike Nugent (Source: Cincinnati Bengals) Mike Nugent (Source: Cincinnati Bengals)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bengals kicker Mike Nugent has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.

Nugent went eight-for-eight on field goal attempts during the Bengals' three September games, including FGs of 54 and 50 yards.

Among NFL kickers who are yet to miss a FG try, Nugent has the most total FGs by three. On Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, Nugent made all five of his FG tries, scoring all of Cincinnati's points in a 15-10 win. It is the most FGs in a game this season in the NFL. That performance, along with three touchbacks on kickoffs, earned Nugent an AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.

Nugent is also perfect on PATs for the season (five-for-five), and for the season he has reached the end zone on nine of his 16 kickoffs, with five going for touchbacks.

The last Bengal to win a Player of the Month award was DE Antwan Odom, in September of last year. The last Bengal to win an AFC Special Teams Player of the Month award was KOR Brandon Bennett, in November of 2002.

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