After kicking the game-winning 52-yard subject purpose to ship the Cincinnati Bengals to their first AFC Championship for the reason that 1988 season, the legend of rookie kicker Evan McPherson continues to develop.
McPherson, who has made 4 game-winners in his first season as knowledgeable, oozes confidence.
This was evident as he calmly drilled his 52-yarder to ship the Bengals to the convention championship, and have become much more obvious within the postgame press convention, the place beginning quarterback Joe Burrow recounted what McPherson stated earlier than taking the sector for the kick.
“So he was speaking to Brandon [Allen] earlier than he was going out to kick. He gave the little warm-up swing, and he stated ‘Seems like we’ll the AFC Championship,’ proper earlier than he went on the market to kick it.”
McPherson was asked about whether or not or not the story was true on The Pat McAfee Present on Wednesday.
“Yeah, I imply I believe I defined like…confidence is the primary factor for a kicker to have for my part,” McPherson stated. “I kinda noticed it as a problem. , if you say one thing like that, you higher go on the market and again it up.”
Whereas McPherson is garnering loads of reward for his game-winning subject purpose to ship the Titans packing, it wasn’t that subject purpose alone that was instrumental within the Bengals advancing to the convention title recreation.
McPherson made all 4 of his subject purpose makes an attempt within the contest, together with two from over 50 yards. The rookie has been getting the job completed all season, changing 28 of his 33 subject purpose makes an attempt, together with an ideal 13-for-13 within 40 yards.
The Bengals have their palms full as they head to Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday to tackle the reigning convention champion Chiefs.
A win on Sunday would ship the Bengals to their first Tremendous Bowl since 1988.
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