Joe Burrow, Bengals go for 4-0 vs. KC in AFC title rematch
That was the same score for the Bengals’ overtime victory in Kansas City in this game last season. All-Pro Patrick Mahomes led the NFL with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs, helping the Chiefs reach the AFC championship game for the fifth straight season. Joe Burrow threw for 4,475 yards and 35 TDs and has led the Bengals to a 5-1 record in the playoffs over the past two seasons. With Burrow leading the way, the Bengals had the fifth-ranked passing offense in the league. Punter Tommy Townsend had an All-Pro season with a net of 45.6 yards.wftv.com
Joe Burrow's TD to Higgins lifts Bengals over Titans 20-16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins with 13:42 left to put Cincinnati ahead to stay, and the Bengals held off the Tennessee Titans 20-16 on Sunday for their third straight victory and fifth in six games. The Titans (7-4) equaled their most points allowed since a Week 2 loss at Buffalo as their two-game winning streak ended. Ryan Tannehill threw for 291 yards, but the Titans couldn't score a touchdown in three trips to the red zone. The Titans played their second straight game without center Ben Jones, a loss that showed as they were flagged twice for false starts on their opening drive. Tennessee also played without kicker Randy Bullock for a second straight game.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Kickers
Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 09: Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after kicking a field goal during the fourth quarter in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. And whichever you choose, our kicker draft rankings can help! If drafting a fantasy kicker in 2022, who should you take? Baltimore Ravens All-World kicker Justin Tucker once again tops our consensus rankings. [2022 Fantasy Draft Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs]Whether you're Team Tucker or Team McPherson, whether your Team Draft a Kicker or Team Stream in Week 1, our rankings below can help you set the position up for success:wftv.com
On to Super Bowl: Bengals versus Rams, who will host game
Now they’re headed to the Super Bowl to play the Los Angeles Rams — in the Rams’ home stadium. Matching the biggest comeback in an AFC championship game, the Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime Sunday for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. The Rams won 20-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. The Bengals won 27-24. We’re a resilient group.”The other 18-point rally in the AFC championship game came in the 2006 season when Indianapolis beat New England 36-34.wftv.com
On to the Super Bowl: Bengals stun Chiefs with comeback
APTOPIX Bengals Chiefs Football Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 31-yard field goal during overtime in the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Bengals won 27-24. Matching the biggest comeback in an AFC championship game, the Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime Sunday for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. The Chiefs won the NFL title for the 2019 season. It was just a great overall team effort.”The other 18-point rally in the AFC championship game came in the 2006 season when Indianapolis beat New England 36-34.wftv.com
Bengals top Chiefs 27-24 in OT to clinch Super Bowl trip
APTOPIX Bengals Chiefs Football Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 31-yard field goal during overtime in the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Bengals erased an 18-point deficit — tying an AFC title game record — to take a late 24-21 lead on McPherson's 52-yarder. The Chiefs opened overtime again with the ball, but Vonn Bell intercepted Mahomes on the third play, and Burrow and the Bengals took over. And now they're heading to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989 after winning their first playoff overtime game. Mahomes and the Chiefs (14-6) will be left to lament blowing a chance at a third straight Super Bowl appearance.wftv.com
Bengals top Chiefs 27-24 in OT to clinch Super Bowl trip
Evan McPherson kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime after Joe Burrow kept his cool while leading a furious second-half comeback to get the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years with a 27-24 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
NFL Today, Divisional Round
The Bengals advanced to the AFC championship game for the first time since the 1988 season by beating Tennessee 19-16 on Saturday. Rookie Evan McPherson kicked four field goals, including a 52-yarder as time expired. Cincinnati will travel to the winner of the Bills-Chiefs matchup, which was being played Sunday night.news.yahoo.com
McPherson FG as time expires lifts Bengals past Titans 19-16
Bengals Titans Football Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates his game-winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans after an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the fourth-seeded Bengals past the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday to end the NFL's longest active road playoff skid. “He's got ice in his veins,” Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow said of McPherson. Burrow was the NFL’s most sacked quarterback during the season, just ahead of Tannehill. The Titans sacked him on his first snap and had three in the first quarter alone.wftv.com
Bengals hold on, finally win in playoffs, 26-19 over Raiders
Raiders Bengals Football Cincinnati Bengals' Sam Hubbard (94) reacts with Larry Ogunjobi (65) after Hubbard sack Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. The Bengals had to survive a Raiders drive to the 9-yard line, but Derek Carr was intercepted on fourth down by Germaine Pratt. Las Vegas, which won its final four games to squeeze into the playoffs, last won in the postseason in the 2002 AFC championship game. And Las Vegas lost by seven points. After Daniel Carlson, the league's top scorer, made a 47-yard field goal to get Las Vegas off well on the opening possession, the Bengals countered.wftv.com
The Latest: McPherson 58-yard FG gives Bengals halftime lead
The Bengals took a 6-3 lead into halftime when they turned Brandon McManus' miss from 54 yards into a 58-yard field goal by Evan McPherson just 9 seconds later as the first half expired. ___5:25 p.m.Jalen Ramsey has been cleared to play for the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday night in their delayed game against Seattle. He went on the list a few hours before the Rams’ victory at Arizona last Monday night. Reed and starting right tackle Brandon Shell. The list includes receiver Allen Robinson, backup quarterback Andy Dalton, right tackle Larry Borom and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.wftv.com
McPherson makes FG as time expires, Bengals beat Jags 24-21
APTOPIX Jaguars Bengals Football Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson, left, celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Michael Conroy)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Evan McPherson kicked a 35-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Cincinnati Bengals a 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, spoiling Urban Meyer's Ohio return. Joe Burrow passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns to help the Bengals (3-1) overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit. Burrow, the top overall draft pick in 2020 outdueled the 2021 top pick, Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Another methodical drive set up the kick by McPherson, who has the winners in two of Cincinnati's three wins.wftv.com
Florida vs. Alabama: How to watch, stream, listen
The senior leads the nation and has already set the school season record for touchdown passes with 40, despite the shortened, SEC-only schedule. He also ranks second nationally in passing yards per game (360.3), one spot ahead of Jones at 345.9. FACTS & FIGURESThis will be the 10th time the teams have met in the SEC championship game, with Alabama holding a 5-4 edge. The tight end has been a big weapon in Florida's passing game with 16 TD receptions. ... Florida K Evan McPherson is a three-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist who has made 48 of 56 field goal attempts (85.7%) in his college career.
Swamp stunner: LSU beats No. 6 Florida with 57-yard FG late
But for most of the game, Trask looked nothing like the Heisman Trophy front-runner. But for most of the game, Trask looked nothing like the Heisman Trophy front-runner. Florida: The Gators have all kinds of issues heading into the title game. POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Gators surely will tumble in the next AP college football poll and in the CFP rankings. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
No. 6 Florida runs past Tennessee 31-19
Kyle Trask threw for 433 yards and four touchdowns, and the Gators beat Tennessee 31-19 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game. “It felt like they threw on every snap.”Playing with a depleted roster, Tennessee (2-6) dropped its sixth consecutive game. Florida stretched a 10-point halftime advantage to 24-7 with a 75-yard drive capped by an 8-yard pass from Trask to Trevon Grimes. “I think they did a great job — Tennessee — throughout the game of giving us some different looks," Trask said. The Tennessee defense stiffened and forced the Gators into a field goal attempt from 53 yards.
Florida vs. Arkansas: How to watch, stream, listen
6 Florida Gators will host the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was named Southeastern Conference Player of the week and kicker Evan McPherson was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. McPherson made a field goal from 51 yards, 50 yards, and 34 yards. Former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is now the starter for Arkansas, the Razorback will make his return to Gainesville on Saturday. Florida kept Trask as the starter and Franks transferred to Arkansas.
Toney, Trask shine as No. 10 Florida tops, fights Missouri
It could be costly for Florida (3-1), which plays rival and fifth-ranked Georgia next week in nearby Jacksonville. The referee huddled Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz and Mullen near the goal line and then announced the ejections. Missouri defensive lineman Tre Williams, Florida defensive end Zach Carter and Florida linebacker Antwuan Powell were tossed. Florida forced a fumble on the ensuing play, and Toney was at it again. Florida plays Georgia in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, which will be limited to about 18,000 fans.
Spiller helps No. 21 A&M top No. 4 Florida 41-38
“Now I want to see what do you follow up with?”Isaiah Spiller rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Florida 41-38 on Seth Small’s 26-yard field goal as time expired Saturday. Spiller helped get the Aggies get into position for Small’s decisive kick, sending A&M to its first win over a top-five team since a 41-38 victory over No. Florida led 28-24 early in the fourth when Spiller struck again, running 19 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play. Spiller bounced off several defenders before waltzing into the end zone and then hitting the Florida fan section with a Gator chomp.
No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin’s debut
The star tight end caught four of Kyle Trask’s six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi’s Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416 yards including touchdown passes of 1, 16, 71 and 17 yards to Pitts. Trask modestly chose to deflect the attention to 6-foot-6, 240-pound Pitts, who consistently found seams in the Ole Miss secondary. Ole Miss (0-1) tied it at 14 midway through the second quarter before yielding to the Trask-led Florida outburst.