Monday, November 16, 2009

Nice Day for the "Young Fella"

Bernard Scott's 96-yard kickoff return Sunday was the difference in the Bengals' 18-12 victory over the Steelers that not only moves the winners a game ahead in the AFC North at 7-2 and really makes it a two-game lead because Cincinnati has now swept the season series and, thus, has the tiebreaker.

After Scott's amazing runback, which began just a few yards in bounds on the right side of the field at his own 4 and ended in the left side of the opposite end zone, all three ACU players in the NFL have now returned kickoffs for touchdowns since last December. Danieal Manning took one back against the Saints 11 months ago, and rookie Johnny Knox did it against Detroit earlier this season.

In the postgame press conference, Bengals QB Carson Palmer threw some love toward Bernard, who also had 13 carries for 33 yards and a 21-yard catch filling in when starter RB Cedric Benson went out with a hip injury. Read that and Bernard's quotes here.

1 comment:

BobGBailey said...

This morning at breakfast I told Coach Darrell Royal about the three touchdowns and he was impressed. He has previously sharred with me the fact that early in his coaching he was asked to interview for the ACU coaching job.