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Bengals rookie watches his teeth go flying on sack attempt

Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end Carl Lawson will be facing the Bills on Sunday minus two teeth.

For some reason, Lawson was not wearing a mouthpiece when he went to sack Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer. As he made the tackle, he saw the teeth go flying.

They were later spotted by a Cincinnati Enquirer photographer in a small jar on the sideline.

"I got around the edge, and I thought I got a sack, but they said the ball was going forward," Lawson told "When I was bringing him down, I just see my teeth in the air for like two seconds. I was like, 'Holy crap.' "

Lawson termed it a “freak accident” and said it would not have mattered if he were wearing a mouthpiece. He said he planned to see a dentist when the team returned to Cincinnati.

Despite the damage – and razzing from teammates – Lawson seemed to take it in stride.

"If it had gotten knocked out any other play, I probably would've been more upset, but that was a good rush,” he said. “I sacrificed my teeth for it."

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