Bengals Move into First Place, Squeak Past Bills

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.

Andy Dalton

Bengals Bolt Chargers

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the San Diego Chargers 20-13. With 4:11 remaining, Bengals QB Andy Dalton rushed for a 6-yard TD to put Cincinnati up for good. Meanwhile RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 114 yards rushing for Cincy as it was his 3rd straight 100-yard game. Also, TE Jermaine Gresham caught a TD pass from Dalton. Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw one interception and lost a fumble in the 4th quarter. The Chargers only TD came from a 31 yard interception return by Demorrio Williams (off of Dalton). The Bengals are 7-5 and the Chargers are 4-8.

Source: Denis Poroy/AP

2012 AFC North STANDINGS

TEAM W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore 9 3 0 .750 303 242
Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 254 230
Cincinnati 7 5 0 .583 302 260
Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 229 265