Two NFL Teams With Estonians Clash; Hunt Injured
Margus Hunt's Cincinnati Bengals team dominated Michael Roos's Tennessee Titans 33-7 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sunday, in a faceoff of two American NFL teams with players with Estonian roots.
Hunt, the first Estonian who is not a US citizen to play in the NFL, finished the game with one assisted tackle. He was injured with 3:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, scrambling after Titans quarterback Jake Locker, who threw the ball away.
Hunt fell to the turf after the play and lay on the ground for several minutes. He was taken to the sidelines, worked on by the training staff. The team announced he had suffered a shoulder injury and would not return, although he chatted with teammates on the bench for the rest of the game.
This is Hunt's second year in the league for the Bengals (3-0) after going to the US on a university athletic scholarship.
Roos, who was born "Mihkel," moved to the US as a child and was drafted by Tennessee (1-2) in 2005. As an offensive lineman, he doesn't generate individual game statistic. As a team, the Titans were only able to score one touchdown, with 6:09 in the game.
The two will not be on the same field again this season unless they meet in the AFC playoffs.