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Bengals K Josh Brown today was named by the NFL as AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December.
Brown, a 10th-year veteran, signed as a free agent with Cincinnati on Dec. 6 to fill in for injured K Mike Nugent and went on to connect on 11 of 12 field goal attempts (91.7 percent) and eight of eight PATs in December for 41 total points. His 43-yarder with four seconds left on Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh clinched a playoff berth for the Bengals. His only FG miss since joining the team was a 56-yard attempt in the same game at Heinz Field, where, since it opened in 2001, no one has connected on an attempt longer than 52 yards.
This is Brown’s second career Player of the Month award. He previously won the award in October of 2008 when he played with the St. Louis Rams.
Overall, the Bengals this season have captured seven of the league’s weekly or monthly AFC awards, which sets a new team record for most in franchise history. Previously, Cincinnati had achieved six total awards in both the 1988 and ’89 seasons.
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