Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location - Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Scott Green
Attendance - 63207

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 7 7 10 3 27
Detroit 7 3 7 7 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 5-2 3-0 2-2 W3
Detroit 4-3 2-1 2-2 L1

Recap


Bengals 27, Lions 24: Mike Nugent kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Cincinnati a dramatic victory at Detroit.

Andy Dalton was 24-of-34 for 372 yards with three touchdowns, and top target A.J. Green had six catches for 155 yards and a score for the Bengals (5-2). Nugent, whose career long is 55 yards, atoned for a missed field goal in the second quarter by making two in the second half to help Cincinnati win its third in a row.

Matthew Stafford went 28-of-51 for 357 yards and three TDs for the Lions (4-3), including two to Calvin Johnson in the second half. Johnson, who had been slowed by a sore knee, had nine receptions for 155 yards.

The Bengals struck first when Dalton hit Green on an 82-yard bomb on the team's third play from scrimmage, but the Lions answered with a 16-play, 80-yard drive that took up nearly eight minutes - ending with Stafford's 3-yard TD pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Cincinnati's Carlos Dunlap blocked David Akers' field-goal attempt late in the first half to set up Dalton's 12-yard scoring pass to Marvin Jones for a 14-10 halftime lead.

Dalton extended the lead by hitting rookie tight end Tyler Eifert on a 32-yard scoring pass on the opening drive of the second half, but Stafford responded with two TDs to Johnson — the second on a desperation 50-yard pass into triple coverage to tie it at 24-24 with 11:59 remaining. Both teams had the ball in the final two minutes, but a poor punt by Lions rookie Sam Martin put the Bengals at midfield with 26 seconds remaining, setting the stage for Nugent's game-winner.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Johnson passed Herman Moore for the most 100-yard receiving games in franchise history (35). … Green's touchdown was the longest play of his career. … Stafford is the first quarterback to pass for more than 300 yards against the Bengals in 21 games, including the playoffs.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cincinnati   Detroit
Giovani Bernard Player Reggie Bush
7 Attempts 20
27 Yards 50
3.9 Avg Yards 2.5
0 Touchdowns 0
7 Long 7
Receiving
Cincinnati   Detroit
A.J. Green Player Calvin Johnson
6 Receptions 9
155 Yards 155
25.8 Avg Yards 17.2
1 Touchdowns 2
82 Long 50

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cincinnati 421 57 364 3 2 0 0.0 0
Detroit 434 77 357 3 1 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Lions have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets. The Bengals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.