Sam Hubbard ‘Exactly The Kind Of Guy You Want On Your Team’
There was no false modesty from Bengals DE Sam Hubbard after he made the decisive play against the Baltimore Ravens.
“You can’t replicate a feeling like that in life,” Sam Hubbard said. “It’s really special.”
Sam Hubbard made the longest fumble return for a touchdown in postseason history to give Cincinnati a seven point lead which they never relinquished.
As well as that, it was the longest go-ahead score by any player in the fourth quarter of a playoff game.
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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says Hubbard is emblematic of the strong defensive play that won them the Wild Card clash.
“He’s kinda what this whole thing is built on,” Burrow said about Hubbard. “Toughness, hard work, leadership, those are the kind of guys we try to bring in here. And he’s one of my best friends and he comes up with big plays over and over and over again. He’s a great leader, gets his work done, constant positive attitude in the locker room, exactly the kind of guy you want on your team.”
“Credit to Logan Wilson punching it out,” Hubbard said.
“Then just being at the right place at the right time, got a few blocks along the way. And I was just worried about getting tracked down. I’m glad I made it to the end zone.”
The Bengals now face the second-seeded Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round on Sunday. Win there, and they will be dreaming of their first Super Bowl charge.