Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20

Sunday, October 2, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 2, 2011
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 57°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 41142

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 0 17 0 3 20
Cincinnati 3 0 10 10 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 3-1 2-0 1-1 L1
Cincinnati 2-2 1-1 1-1 W1

Recap


Mike Nugent hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cincinnati Bengals handed the visiting Buffalo Bills their first loss of the season with a 23-20 victory Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

After losing their previous two games by a combined seven points, the Bengals (2-2) came out on the right end of a tight one for once and ended a 10-game losing streak against the Bills.

Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton led two fourth-quarter scoring drives, capping the first with a 3-yard touchdown run on a designed draw play to tie it at 20-20 and getting the Bengals into position for Nugent's winning field goal

Dalton also threw a touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham in the second half as the Bengals rallied from 14 points down.

The Bills (3-1) found themselves on the wrong end of a comeback after rallying from first-half deficits of 18 points or more in each of the previous two games.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   Cincinnati
Fred Jackson Player Cedric Benson
17 Attempts 19
66 Yards 104
3.9 Avg Yards 5.5
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 28
Receiving
Buffalo   Cincinnati
Stevie Johnson Player A.J. Green
4 Receptions 4
58 Yards 118
14.5 Avg Yards 29.5
0 Touchdowns 0
44 Long 58

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 273 83 190 2 2 2 2.0 0
Cincinnati 458 171 287 2 3 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Bengals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Bills have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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