Cardinals’ Chandler Catanzaro dabs after game-winning kick against Bengals

Nov 22, 2015, 10:09 PM | Updated: Nov 23, 2015, 4:42 pm

Cat Man cut down the big Bengal cats on Sunday Night Football, and then jumped onto the hottest dance craze on the internet.

After kicking the game-winning field goal to help the Arizona Cardinals drop the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-31, kicker Chandler Catanzaro went straight to the dab.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton only pushed the dab further into pop culture lore with his extended dabbing session during a game last week, and you can read this history lesson of the dance over at Sports Illustrated.

The connection between the dab and Catanzaro goes like so: Catanzaro, who himself was a Tiger in college, played for coach Dabo Swinney at Clemson. A media outlet just this week incorrectly identified the dab as being named after Swinney.

That said, Swinney has indeed been caught dabbing in his Clemson locker room. It’s cool to see Catanzaro give his old coach a little shout-out. OK, maybe it’s just coincidence. Nonetheless, for a second week in a row, the Cardinals are all over the interwebs for breaking it down.

Last week, Carson Palmer got fined for a gesture, while backup quarterback Drew Stanton actually put together a pretty well-executed succession of dance moves. Neither were caught on camera this time around, leaving Catanzaro to steal the show.

It should also be noted that Cardinals receiver John Brown also boogied after he scored a touchdown against Cincinnati, but we already knew he could do that.

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) tumbles in the end zone after scoring a touchdown as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard, right, falls backwards during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) rides an exercise bike during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) celebrates his touchdown with Darren Fells (85) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws to teammate Giovani Bernard (25) during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) makes a touchdown catch as Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) is hit by Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) celebrates a stop against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis yells during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) and Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis discuss a call during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talks with referee Terry McAulay (77) during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals tight end Darren Fells (85) celebrates his touchdown with Bobby Massie (70) during the first half of an NFL  football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals tight end Darren Fells (85) pulls in a touchdown pass as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Shawn Williams (36) defends during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) stiff arms Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Rodney Gunter (95) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) eludes the reach of Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, left, scores a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) defends during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) is hit by Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein (63) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) after an interception during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Leon Hall (29) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Frostee Rucker (92) and linnebacker Kevin Minter (51) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Leon Hall (29) intercepts a pass intended fro Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) makes a catch as Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) defends during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) and  defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the first half of an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians takes the field prior to an NFL  football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, left, and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk prior to an NFL  football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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