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Former USC safety Taylor Mays makes big play for Bengals

Former USC safety Taylor Mays makes big play for Bengals
Former USC safety Taylor Mays, shown with the Trojans in 2008, made an impact with the Cincinnati Bengals this week on "Monday Night Football." (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals safety Taylor Mays chose a great time to record his first NFL sack.

With a "Monday Night Football" audience watching, the former USC star sacked Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on third down with less than seven minutes left.

The Bengals defeated the Broncos, 37-28, to earn a playoff spot.

Mays, a fifth-year pro, had two tackles.

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Former USC linebacker Rey Maualuga had 10.

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The Bengals play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night for the AFC North title.

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