No one has ever had a longer fumble return touchdown in the NFL playoffs than Sam Hubbard did on Sunday night.
With the Baltimore Ravens on the verge of taking a lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the former Ohio State defensive end flipped the game in an instant when he plucked a Tyler Huntley fumble out of the air and returned it all the way to the opposing end zone for a 98-yard touchdown, giving the Bengals a 24-17 lead.
The big man needed some oxygen on the sideline after the score:
Big man gotta eat, big man gotta breathe. Sam Hubbard runs back the go ahead TD. pic.twitter.com/VVdRdCUkBA— Sam Greene (@SGdoesit) January 16, 2023
Hubbard’s touchdown would be the final score of the night, making all the difference in the game for the Bengals to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs – where they’ll play the Buffalo Bills next Sunday at 3 p.m. – with a 24-17 victory.
It was the second fumble return touchdown of Hubbard’s career, as he also had a 19-yard return for a touchdown in a regular-season game during his rookie season in 2018.