Menu
Home

Football

Mike Nugent's last-second field goals 2 weeks in a row have Bengals atop AFC North

  • 6f0ed19861d4c423400f6a7067001951.jpg

    Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) kicks a 54-yard field goal out of the hold of Kevin Huber (10) against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. Cincinnati beat Detroit 27-24. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)The Associated Press

  • 8787fba561dec423400f6a706700ab70.jpg

    Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) is congratulated after a 54-yard field goal by Kevin Huber (10) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. Cincinnati beat Detroit 27-24. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)The Associated Press

  • 28cdbdb761dec423400f6a706700c30c.jpg

    Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) watches his game winning 54-yard field goal with Kevin Huber (10) and Detroit Lions' Louis Delmas (26) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Detroit. Cincinnati beat Detroit 27-24. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)The Associated Press

Mike Nugent sometimes pretends he's kicking a game-winning field goal when he works out, trying to prepare himself for the most pressure-filled moment. Two weeks in a row, he's come through for real.

Nugent's field goals in the final seconds gave the Bengals wins at Buffalo and Detroit, vaulting Cincinnati (5-2) into a two-game lead in the AFC North. The Bengals host the New York Jets (4-3) on Sunday.

The Bengals' kickers have played a big role in their last three wins. Punter Kevin Huber has pinned opponents near the end of games. Nugent has finished them off. He had a 43-yard field goal in overtime for a 27-24 win at Buffalo and a 54-yarder as time ran out for a 27-24 win over Detroit.

___

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org