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Evan McPherson kicks the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl over the Kansas City Chiefs (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Evan McPherson kicks the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl over the Kansas City Chiefs (Video)

For the second week in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs were headed to overtime.

Only this time, Patrick Mahomes was picked off in overtime and Joe Burrow got the ball.

Burrow lead his Bengals offense down the field, setting up a game-winning field goal attempt by rookie kicker Evan McPherson.

Just like last week against the Tennessee Titans. McPherson didn’t miss from 31 yards out.

The Bengals reach their first Super Bowl since 1988 when the San Francisco 49ers beat them on a game-winning drive by Joe Montana.

Fast forward 34 years later, and it’s Joe Burrow who is looking like Joe Cool. Now, the Be gals are two weeks away from a date in the Super Bowl.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.