Did Bengals make a mistake by cutting Super Bowl kicker Jake Elliott?
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By Katherine TerrellESPN Staff Writer

The Eagles' win against the Patriots in the Super Bowl had to sting the Cincinnati Bengals, at least a little.

They had to watch the kicker they took in the fifth round of the 2017 draft set records for someone else.

Rookie Jake Elliott, who was plucked off the Bengals' practice squad this season, made a 46-yard kick to extend the Eagles' lead to eight points with 1:05 left to play, which ultimately sealed the game for Philadelphia. It also set the record for longest field goal by a rookie in the Super Bowl, breaking Elliott's own record of 42 yards earlier in the game.

It's hard not to feel like the Bengals might have missed out on their kicker of the future. However, that very game showed why the Bengals ultimately selected veteran Randy Bullock over Elliott in training camp.

Elliott made field goals of 25, 42 and 46 yards in Super Bowl, but he also missed an early PAT that could have made the difference in the game and forced the Eagles to be aggressive and try for a two-point conversion. There won't be much rehashing of that miss because the Eagles won, but it did show that Elliott wasn't completely reliable on short kicks and...



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