Last week the Bengals won 27-24 against Buffalo on Mike Nugent field goal. This week the Bengals won by the same score in the same fashion. Once again Mike “Cat scratch fever” Nugent kicked a game-winning field goal at time expired to give the Bengals a 27-24 victory in Detroit. The Bengals took a lead with a fantastic throw and catch from Andy Dalton to AJ Green. QB Dalton threw for nearly 400 yards and 3 TD. However the Detroit Lions battled back. WR Calvin Johnson was superb, with two TD catches, including an amazing catch on a Hail Mary from QB Matthew Stafford. The catch was made with three defenders covering Johnson, a highlight play. The score tied the game at 24 before Nugent’s field goal. The Bengals improve to 5-2 and have a 2 game lead in the AFC North, while the Lions fall to 4-3 tied for first place in the NFC North.
The Cincinnati Bengals are headed to the NFL Playoffs for the second straight year. Yesterday, the Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 to clinch a playoff spot. K Josh Brown was able to seal the victory with a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining. Cincinnati (9-6) will be the sixth seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens have won the AFC North with a victory over the New York Giants, 33-14. While the Bengals will play Baltimore next week for the Regular Season finale, the contest will not mean much for either team. Both teams know they will play in the first round in the Postseason. The Bengals will be on the road, and the Ravens will be home for the NFL Playoff games. Cincinnati could play either New England, Denver, Houston, or Baltimore. Week 17 will decide their opponent.
The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Washington Redskins 38-31. Bengals WR Mohammed Sanu had a 73 yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green. This resulted in the first touchdown pass thrown from a Rutgers player in the NFL. Meanwhile, Andy Dalton had three touchdown passes and 328 passing yards. A.J. Green had 183 yards receiving. Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins also caught a touchdown pass. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was sacked six times.
The Cincinnati Bengals took care of the Cleveland Browns 34-24 at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns. Andrew Hawkins, A.J. Green, and Brandon Tate each had a touchdown catch for the Bengals. Adam Jones had an 81 yard punt return for a touchdown to begin the scoring for the Bengals. It is the first game Andy Dalton has had in which the Bengals have scored at least 30 points at home. For the Browns, Trent Richardson had one rushing touchdown. Quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
In yesterday’s final preseason game, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-16. Quarterback Andy Dalton was injured during the Bengals’ first drive, as his hand slammed against against a teammate’s facemask. Dalton would be fine. The Bengals took a 10-0 lead, before being outscored 20-6. They finish the preseason 2-2, and open the season against the Baltimore Ravens Monday Night.