Kicker Mike Nugent gets monthly award

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent was awarded the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month Thursday. He made all eight field-goal attempts, which included two of 50 yards or longer.

Nugent also made all five extra points for the Bengals (2-1), who will travel to play the Cleveland Browns (0-3) Sunday in the "Battle of Ohio." Nugent beat out Dave Rayner for Cincinnati's kicking job in training camp.

Last year Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom also won the AFC Player of the Month award in September.