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Chris Boswell accuses Bengals of attempting to injure him by jumping offsides intentionally

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell claims the Cincinnati Bengals jumping offsides on what would have been the game-winning kick was an attempt to injure him.

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Just when you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals would be done with each other until the 2018 regular season, a new wrinkle in the heated rivalry gets dug up.

This time it is none other than Chris Boswell who is stirring up dust.

Boswell is claiming the Bengals jumped offsides, on the would-be game-winning field goal attempt, was intentional, and aimed at injuring him in the process.

Take a look at the video below to see the play he is talking about:

It almost looks as if the rusher stops near the football and throws his foot in front of the ball. Whether this was to just block the kick, or to injure Boswell is certainly up for interpretation.

Hear what Boswell had to say about the play, and why he isn’t happy about it:

There will never be a definitive answer to any play like this. You can chalk this up to a “he said, he said” type debate. The Bengals will deny it, while Boswell is crying foul. Either way, the NFL, and both teams, are likely happy to just be done with the other for another season.

What do you think? Was this intentional, with an intent to injure, or just another bone-headed play which moved Boswell 5-yards closer to the game-winning field goal...which he nailed?

Vote in the poll below! (Note: The poll will not appear on a mobile device.)


Was the Bengals jumping offsides a clean play, or dirty?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Intentional, but wasn’t trying to injure
    (341 votes)
  • 50%
    Intentional, dirty and trying to injury Boswell
    (865 votes)
  • 30%
    Just another bone-headed Bengals play, nothing intentional
    (518 votes)
1724 votes total Vote Now