Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard returned a fumble 98 yards for a touchdown and set a record for the longest scoop-and-score in NFL postseason history.

Hubbard made the play in the fourth quarter after Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson stripped Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley of the ball near the goal line.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley fumbles during the wild card game against the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
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Next Gen Stats broke down Hubbard’s game-changing play that gave the Bengals the 24-17 lead and ultimately the win by the same score. Hubbard covered 123.6 yards on the play and it was the longest distance covered by a ball carrier for a touchdown during the 2022-23 season.

Hubbard had a top speed of 17.43 mph and Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, who was chasing after him to try to make a tackle, hit a speed of 20.72 mph.

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“I was watching on the big screen. I thought, ‘He’s coming, someone blocks him, please don’t get caught.’ That’s all he was thinking about,» Hubbard said, via the team’s website.

Bengals' Sam Hubbard runs 98 yards for a touchdown after recovering a fumble from Baltimore Ravens' Tyler Huntley at Paycor Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Cincinnati.

Bengals’ Sam Hubbard runs 98 yards for a touchdown after recovering a fumble from Baltimore Ravens’ Tyler Huntley at Paycor Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Cincinnati.
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Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard uses oxygen after his 98-yard touchdown run on January 15, 2023 in Cincinnati.

Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard uses oxygen after his 98-yard touchdown run on January 15, 2023 in Cincinnati.
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Hubbard had four tackles and a quarterback hit in the game. Wilson finished with 10 tackles and a forced fumble. The play gave Cincinnati a touchdown and an extra point with around 11:39 left in the game.

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

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