Burfict TD celebration gets high marks from A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict, top, celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and scoring a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict, top, celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and scoring a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

You probably could have gotten Conor McGregor-like odds on the best touchdown celebration by a Cincinnati Bengals player this preseason coming from linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

But Sunday afternoon after returning an interception 62 yards for a score in a 23-17 loss at Washington, Burfict delighted Bengals fans and his teammates when he climbed into the stands and began dancing in an empty section of seats in the front row.

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“That was one of the best ones I’ve ever seen,” Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said.

🚨 PICK-6 ALERT 🚨@Bengals LB @King55Tez takes it 62 yards to the house! #CINvsWAS pic.twitter.com/HG4ciyoC6N— NFL (@NFL) August 27, 2017

Burfict said he wasn’t trying to take advantage of the league’s relaxed rules on celebrations, he was thinking more about catching his breath.

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“Honestly, I didn’t care about the celebration rule,” he said. “I was so tired. My legs were so tired. I was like, ‘I’m going to go up into the seats.’”

A few plays later Burfict injured his back and head while tackling Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. Burfict cleared concussion protocol but did not return to the game.

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