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Mike Nugent's 54-yard field goal lifts AFC-North leading Bengals to 27-24 win over the Lions

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) breaks the tackle of Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) on an 82-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of an NFL football game  Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) breaks the tackle of Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) on an 82-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes an 82-yard touchdown reception as Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes an 82-yard touchdown reception as Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Nugent's 54-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The AFC North-leading Bengals (5-2) won a game for the second straight week by the same score thanks to Nugent's right foot. He made an overtime kick to give Cincinnati a win after it blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead at Buffalo

The Lions (4-3) looked like they did enough to send the game to OT, but rookie Sam Martin shanked a punt just 28 yards to midfield in the final minute.

Andy Dalton, who threw three touchdown passes, took advantage with two short passes to set up the game-winning field goal.

Detroit's Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on two of his three TD passes.

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