The Cincinnati Bengals move into first place in the AFC North with a win over the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in overtime. Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis was impressive in his second start throwing two TD’s. The Bengals took a 24-10 lead into the 4th quarter. But the Bills burst through the Bengals defense, scoring two TD’s to send the game into OT. A Mike Nugent field goal clinched the victory for Cincinnati. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards and 3 TD’s with 1 INT. WR AJ Green aided Dalton with 6 receptions for 103 yards and 1 TD.
The Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 19-14 in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. Leodis McKelvin returned a punt for a 79 yard touchdown to give the Bills a 7-0 lead. Marcus Thigpen responded for the dolphins with a 96 yard kickoff return. Both returns happened in the first quarter, for the first time since 2000. The Dolphins have not had an offensive play for more than 20 yards in two games. Bills K Rian Lindell had 4 field goals, while Dolphins K Ryan Tannehill threw for one TD and two INT’s. Buffalo and Miami both now have 4-6 records, tied in the AFC East.