Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Football

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

  • a03c38eb6131c123400f6a7067002810.jpg

    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)

  • 8fe07cfc612fc123400f6a7067009cfc.jpg

    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)

  • 1ff611ed612cc123400f6a7067005471.jpg

    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)

  • 21b37e506159c223400f6a7067004276.jpg

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) loses his helmet trying to catch a pass while being hit by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) as safety Reggie Nelson (20) moves in to help in the second quarter of an NFL football game against Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) (The Associated Press)

  • 91965a8f613ec123400f6a70670084ae.jpg

    Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) catches a 3-yard touchdown reception against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter of an NFL football game against Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) (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.

___

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org