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NFL fans wonder whether Bengals got away with penalty on historic Sam Hubbard touchdown

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard made NFL history when he returned a fumble 98 yards for a touchdown and gave his team the lead against the Baltimore Bengals in their wild-card matchup.

Hubbard’s touchdown helped put Cincinnati up 24-17 and the Bengals would win by that score.

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But NFL fans wondered whether officials missed an illegal block in the back as Ravens tight end Mark Andrews tried to track Hubbard down. Andrews made a valiant effort to try to tackle Hubbard but couldn’t do it as Markus Bailey moved him out of the way.

It appeared Bailey may have side-blocked Andrews but some fans were looking for a penalty.

Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley was rolling in the fourth quarter before his fumble. He had a touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson to tie the game at 17 and appeared to be getting ready to give his team the lead after a 25-yard run that got the team to within 2 yards of a touchdown.

He was met by Logan Wilson at the goal line and the linebacker poked the ball away.

It was the longest fumble return in postseason history.

Hubbard had four tackles and a quarterback hit in the game. Wilson finished with 10 tackles and a forced fumble. The play put Cincinnati up a touchdown and an extra point with about 11:39 to play in the game.

Cincinnati won the game and will take on the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.

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