The Cincinnati Bengals came pretty close to upsetting the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday. The Bengals only lost by three points in overtime. Cincy wouldn’t have needed overtime, though, if Randy Bullock made a 48-yard field goal attempt late in the third quarter.
The Bengals chose to keep the veteran Bullock after holding a kicker competition this summer. His competitor? A fifth-round rookie by the name of Jake Elliott.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was asked about Elliott during his press conference on Wednesday.
“No, I didn’t see it. I just know his exact stat line.”
Lewis isn’t wrong; Elliott is 3 of 5 on his field goal attempts. The rookie’s 30-yard miss in Week 2 was unforgivable. It’s hard to get too upset at Elliott for missing a 52-yard kick against the Giants, but still, it’s a miss.
With that said, it’s pretty lame by Lewis to downplay what Elliott did on Sunday. The dude set an NFL record for the longest kick by a rookie!
Marv is probably just frustrated since his team is 0-3.
And because he may have kept the wrong kicker.