McPherson boots Bengals to overtime win

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson.

Fort Payne native Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yard field goal to lift the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 overtime win against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon.

It was a professional debut for the rookie McPherson, who starred at the University of Florida and Fort Payne High School before that, kicking the winning field goal to deliver Cincinnati a win in its regular-season opener.

Joe Burrow completed a fourth-and-1 throw to set up McPherson’s winning kick attempt.

In his winning debut, McPherson made all three extra-point kick attempts.

McPherson went 5 for 5 on extra-point kick attempts and made two 50-plus-yard field goals during the NFL’s preseason.

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